Swim Lessons Information
Life Skills & Life Lessons
It all happens in the water.
Your Y's Aquatics Center offers a variety of programming for all ages and skill levels. From Swim Lessons to Lap Swim, there is something for everyone! Our commitment to the safety of our members continues as we consider the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, and respond with changes recommended by public health authorities.
Fall Aquatics Schedule - Begins Sunday, September 12
Effective Monday, August 30:
- Lap swimmers and aqua-exercisers are asked to respect others by maintaining physical distance while in the Pools and on Pool Deck.
- The Hot Tub will be CLOSED.
- Reservations are Required for Rec. Swim in the Small Pool
- The Small Pool is available for 45-minute Reservations.
- 2 Family Groups may reserve the Small Pool at a time. Maximum of 6 people per Reservation.
- Swimmers are asked to stay in their assigned space in order to maintain physical distance.
- Supervising Adult should make the Reservation.
- Reservations will open 72-hours in advance at 9 a.m.
100-Mile Swim Challenge
American Red Cross Trainings
Need to Renew your Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Certification?
American Red Cross
Lifeguard INSTRUCTOR (LGI) Recertification
Course Date: Sunday, September 12 from 1pm-8pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 10
Cost: $110 for Members - $120 Community Members
Who: Candidates must possess a current LGI or LGIT certification
This course is designed for currently certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainers and/or Lifeguard Instructors and is one of the requirements for recertification every two years. The primary purpose of this course is to provide updates and information to currently certified instructors and to ensure that all instructors are delivering consistent course content. Any new course content will be reviewed in detail, and water- and land-based skills will be practiced and polished.
All candidates who register for this course must bring proof that they are in good standing; meaning you have taught the minimum number of classes necessary to maintain your LGIT/LGI certification and have completed any online content (when appropriate). Instructions on how to ensure that you’re in good standing and also further instructions for online content will be provided via email after you register.
Upon Registration you will receive an email from Victor, Associate Aquatics Director, with more information and class details. For questions and/or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information:
email@example.com / 541-686-9622
Team Eugene Aquatics, in cooperation with the Eugene Family YMCA, is a year-round competitive swim team offering instruction, training, and competition to children and young adults of all ages and abilities.
For more information on the Swim Team, please visit Team Eugene's website.
The Water Watchers Campaign is a joint program of Eugene Family YMCA, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, City of Eugene Recreation, River Road Park and Recreation District, and Veneta Community Pool to encourage individuals to commit to keeping kids in and around the water safe.
The Water Watchers Campaign invites individuals to sign a pledge declaring their commitment to watching children in and around pools and other water bodies and responding in the case of an emergency. Those who pledge agree that they have a responsibility to keep kids safe in and around water.
Water Watchers pledge to:
- Actively watch the children in and around water.
- Keep their eyes on the water.
- Avoid distractions like talking on the phone, socializing, or reading while watching children.
- Keep a phone near water for emergencies.
- Remain by the water until relieved by a new water watcher.
- Be aware of currents, undertows, water temperatures and obstructions in natural water bodies.
- Require a well-fitting life jacket for children on boats.
Water Watchers for Water Safety
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that in 2017, drowning claimed the lives of almost 1,000 U.S. children.
"Water safety is always a top priority, especially in Oregon where families love to spend time outside--in the comfort of their own yard or at any one of our state's beautiful swimming holes," said Sabrina Hershey Black, the Eugene Family YMCA's Aquatics Director. "This year is particularly worrisome because coronavirus has kept kids out of school and busy parents are trying to juggle work and parenting. When we pull out kiddie pools and inflatable pools or take trips to nearby ponds, lakes or streams, we need to make sure that children are supervised at all times."