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Swimming for Adults

A variety of aquatics programs at the Y are offered for older teens and adults. Aquatics programs are offered for adults at a variety of levels, from low-impact Arthritis Aquatics to Masters Level Swim Club. Check our program brochure or at the link below for a full list of offerings.

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SWIM BASICS >

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills.

1/WATER ACCLIMATION Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. Stage 1 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

2/WATER MOVEMENT In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water, while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Stage 2 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

3/WATER STAMINA In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Stage 3 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.


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SWIM STROKES >

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke development.

4/STROKE INTRODUCTION Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl, and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Stage 4 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Stage 5 is offered to children aged 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

6/STROKE MECHANICS | STROKE & TURN Students learn butterfly while continuing to develop endurance while refining breaststroke, back and front crawl and diving. Flip turns and diving from the block are introduced and learn about competitive swimming. Swimmers should successfully complete Stage 5 / for ages 6-12.

Master's Swim Club

Age 16+ | It's like swim team for adults! As a sanctioned USMS team, all participants have the opportunity to individually enter into Master's meets. Meets are optional. Free to members.

Contact:

Doylestown 

Svetlana  Barker
Director of Aquatics

215.348.8131, x1128

Fairless Hills 

Joe  Robinson
Director of Aquatics

215.949.3400, x24

Newtown 

Gary  Burke
Associate Director of Aquatics

267-759-6868

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman

215-536-9622, x126

DOYLESTOWN

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Aquatics Group Exercise
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Classes
Designed for people of all ages with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other rheumatic related conditions. Free for members.
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Aquatics Group Exercise
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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Adult Group Swim Lessons
1-3 / Swim Basics (16+ yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
4-5 / Swim Strokes (16+ yrs)
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Aquatics Group Exercise Classes
Programs are free to members. This price is for nonmembers wishing to participate in a 8-week class. Price is per session not per class.
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Masters Swim (18+)
Masters Swim
National program for experienced swimmers designed to improve times, starts, turns and strokes. 
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FAIRLESS HILLS

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Adult/Teen Swim (age 13+)
Teen Beginner Swim (11-17 Yrs)
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Adult Beginner (age 18+)
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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lessons
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
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NEWTOWN

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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lesson (3+ yrs)
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3+ yrs)
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Aquatic Group Exercise
Aqua Yoga
Aqua Yoga takes the principles and moves of Yoga and adapts them to the water environment. Gentle and no impact on joint exercise. Work on balance, flexibility and relaxation of the body and mind.
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Aquasize
This class uses a variety of movements to create resistance training to give you a full body workout. tone and strengthen muscles with medium cardio exercises while insuring lower impact on joints with the support of the water
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Arthritis
Endorsed by the National Arthritis Foundation, designed to help reduce stiffness, pain and improve joint flexibility. Meets recommended water temperature of 84-88 degrees.
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Newtown Open Swim
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Pi-Yo-Chi
Aqua Pi-Yo-Chi is a fusion of yoga poses, Pilates exercises and Tai Chi movements to help increase overall health and wellness. This class helps with core strength, balance, flexibility, relation of the body and mind.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

QUAKERTOWN

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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Semi Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
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Adult & Teen Group Swim Lessons
1-3 / Swim Basics (12 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
4 / Stroke Introduction (12 yrs+)
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Adult Swim Conditioning (12 yrs+)
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Aquatics Group Exercise Classes
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