YMCA of Greater New York
2 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, New York 10473
We build strong
kids, strong families, strong communities
The Bronx YMCA
program will enable youth
(ages 18 mos.) through adults to learn and develop their swimming skills
to their full potential.
Swim – Free for
members. See schedule for days and times.
Exercise - Free
45-minutes of instructional water aerobics, body conditioning and
stretching followed by a 15 minute
free swim. This class is geared for all levels.
Aqua Jog - Free
Looking for a fast and fun way to exercise? Can’t jog because of pain
in your ankles? Shin splints? Try the
Y’s Aqua Jog classes. Classes include warm-up and
plenty of Aqua Jog. No swimming experience needed.
Swim Lessons are available. See Aquatics Coordinator to schedule
Swim Lessons: 8 classes
These classes are designed to help adults at different levels to learn
and develop new skills.
Pike/Eel ages 3
years to 5 years Shrimp ages 6 months – 36 months
Toddler-Fitness Program is designed to encourage toddlers and infants to
enjoy learning how to control their
bodies while developing their self-confidence.
have the option of enrolling in both the gym and swim activity for an
hour or they may take a ˝ hour of
the swimming activity only. The gym section of the class will take place
in the community room.
6 – 11 years)
continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more
skills without the aid of a
floatation device. They are introduced to lead-up strokes as their
skills become more like those
normally used in swimming.
(ages 6 – 11 years)
This is the initial intermediate level. The children further refine the
lead-up strokes they have learned as
their skills become more like those normally used in swimming.
6 – 11 years)
At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary
back stroke, back crawl stroke, and
sidestroke with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke.
(ages 6 – 11 years)
At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and
increasing their endurance.
(ages 6 – 11)
Students continue to improve their
strokes, with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted
breast stroke, and the over-arm side stroke.
6 – 11 years)
At this final level, students are exposed to a wide range of aquatic
experiences through a class and club
format. In class these advanced swimmers learn new strokes and rescue
skills, as well as develop
volunteerism and leadership skills. Through the class, participants try
various aquatic sports and games with
participants forming smaller groups to explore different aquatic
pursuits in more depth.
(ages 13 -17)
Teen classes are designed to help teens at different levels to learn and
develop new swimming skills. There
are three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Contact the Bronx YMCA for dates/times of
This comprehensive 8-hour CPR course provides
ARC certified training for use with adult, infant and child
victims in a variety of emergency situations. You’ll learn how
to reduce the risk of injury or death by properly
identifying breathing and cardiac emergencies and administering
the appropriate CPR measures. You’ll also
learn when and how to use the emergency medical service (EMS)
and how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular
disease. This course is indispensable for all adults and
teenagers who may be called upon to assist
others in an emergency. This certification will be valid for one
FOR THE PROFESSIONAL
This is an advanced level of CPR training for
individuals who have a job-related “duty to respond” to
emergencies. The 9-hour
course includes an overview of body systems and medical/legal
issues. Participants learn
how to recognize and provide care in respiratory and cardiac
emergencies for adults, children and infants, with
special emphasis on two-rescuer CPR use of the resuscitation
mask, bag-valve mask and Automated External
Defibrillator. Techniques for minimizing the risk of disease
transmission and for special resuscitation situations
are included. This course is especially recommended for medical
professionals, lifeguards, aerobics/ fitness/sports
instructors and public and private safety/security employees.
This certification will be valid for one
This 4-hour course provides complete first aid
and safety skills, equipping individuals to recognize and
provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
You’ll learn how to identify and care for a variety
of medical emergencies, including severe bleeding, shock,
musculoskeletal injuries and other sudden illnesses,
as well as how to reduce the risk of disease transmission while
providing care. This certification will be
valid for three years.
RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES:
This 16-hour course is designed to provide
individuals with first aid skills to care for those with life
The course provides an expanded, in-depth first aid format which
allows participants to
evaluate their progress in terms of skills competency, knowledge
and decision making. You’ll learn how to identify
and care for a variety of medical emergencies including severe
bleeding, shock, musculoskeletal injuries,
emergency childbirth, and moving victims. The course also
provides special information on what to do when
advanced medical help is not available. First Aid- Responding to
Emergencies is designed for individuals who
desire a thorough working knowledge of first aid procedures.
combined with CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED, this course
meets Department of Health
requirements for Camp Health Officers.
Community CPR, Adult CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
Participant must bring
current certification to class. This certificate is valid for 3
This all-inclusive 40-hour course teaches
candidates the skills and knowledge needed by professional
lifeguards to prevent and
respond to aquatic emergencies at swimming pool facilities as
well as open water, non-surf
waterfront facilities. All required CPR/AED and first aid skills
are included in this course. This course meets
the NYS Health Department regulations for lifeguards. Upon
completion of this course, participants will receive
certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (valid for
1 year), Lifeguard Training (valid for 3 years)
and Waterfront Lifeguarding (no validity period).
years of age before the final scheduled session (proof
required); Successfully complete
a required 500-yard continuous swim (consisting of 200 yards of
the front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke
and 200 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke), and
submerge to a minimum depth of 7 feet to retrieve
a 10-pound object and return to the surface.
CERTIFIED TO INSTRUCT ALL AQUATIC COURSES EXCEPT FOR
At The Bronx YMCA
2 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
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