Long recognized as a national leader in aquatics, the YMCA has something for everyone. From swim lessons, to recreational swim, to aquatic fitness, Y aquatic programs develop the whole person - physically, mentally and spiritually - while providing an excellent opportunity for youth and adults to make new friends, and, most importantly, to have fun. The MacColl YMCA meets the standards to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The safety of children and families in our pool is a priority to our YMCA.
Parent/Child and Preschool Swim Instruction: Swim lessons at the YMCA are available for children ages 6 months and older. We offer a progressive swim program where each child moves to more advanced skill levels at his/her own pace. We encourage parental participation for increased results.
Youth Swim Lessons: Swim lessons at the Y are available for youth ages 6 years to 16. Skill levels are carefully designed to give each child the opportunity to advance in five areas: personal safety, stroke development, personal growth, water sports and water rescue. Children will focus on a specific swim stroke each week and help to develop the necessary skills for swimming.
Recreational Swim: Recreational swim is available for youth, teens and families who wish to participate in non-lap swim activities, as well as to relax and enjoy the pool.
Water Aerobics - Aqua Fit - Water Walking: A low-impact, energizing workout class using aqua bells and foam noodles to improve muscle tone and increase endurance, strength and flexibility. Men and women of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy all the benefits of this low impact aerobic exercise. Working out in the water has been proven to be a great and fun way to gain cardiovascular stamina!
Lap Swim: Lap swimming is a great cardiovascular workout and one with measurable results. The Y offers lap swimming each week at a variety of times each day. Daily schedules include early morning, lunch time and evening lap swim times.
Special Populations: The MacColl YMCA pool is handicap accessible, making it possible to offer programs to all people interested in pursuing an active experience in the pool.