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Swim Lessons & Programs

SWIM LESSONS

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

One-on-one instruction, or semi private, which is two or three individuals at a prearranged time. Please contact Member Services at 712-336-9622 to register and provide information on preferred times and instructor (if you have one in mind) and the Aquatics Director will put you in contact with an instructor to arrange the days and times.

Pricing Per Swimmer:

Private (3) 30 min. sessions:
Members $48, Non-Members $96

Private (6) 30 min. sessions:
Members $96, Non-Members $192

Semi-Private (2-3 kids) (3) 30 min. sessions:
Members $39, Non-Members $78

Semi-Private (2-3 kids) (6) 30 min. sessions:
Members $78, Non-Members $156

These must be paid for  at time of registration. No more than 3 may participate in semi-private lessons.

Swim Lessons Winter Session 2

Your child will learn personal safety, growth, rescue, stroke development, water sports, and games. Lessons run one day per week for seven weeks on Tuesday evenings. If school is cancelled due to weather, there will be no lessons.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 13 – May 18
No make up date
Deadline to register: 2 days before session begins

Level/Time:
Preschool Level 1  4-4:30pm
Preschool Level 2   4:35-5:05pm
Preschool Level 3   5:10-5:40pm
School-Age Level 1  4-4:30pm
School-Age Level 2   4:35-5:05pm
School-Age Level 3   5:10-5:40pm

BARRACUDA SWIM TEAM

The Bedell Barracudas Swim Team is a recreational competitive program that provides the guidance and practice to develop proper stroke technique while continuing to build endurance. Swimmers are encouraged but not required to attend every scheduled practice and/or meet.

Ages: 5-18 years (Must be YMCA member for duration of the season)

POINT TO POINT SWIM

Date: August 7, 2021

This is a 3.2 mile swim in West Lake Okoboji from Gull Point State Park to Pikes Point State Park. Each swimmer is responsible for having their own kayak along for the swim. If you need this service, kayaks will be available for rent for $25 (only 6 available). You are required to provide your own paddler. Kayaks will be first come, first served and can be reserved through the YMCA.

Fee: $40 prior to July 30; $50 thereafter

Ages: 13 years and older

Registration Deadline: August 7, 2021 at 6:30am

Race Time: 7am

Contact Angie Gillespie with any questions: 712-336-9622.

100-MILE SWIM CLUB

Become a member of the first Bedell Family YMCA 100-Mile Swim Club!

Dates: February 1 – December 31, 2021 (48 wks)

Fee: $25 (All registrants will get $10 off the U of O Point to Point Swim fee – P2P Swim is August 7, 2021)


• All ages welcome!
• All swim styles and techniques welcome!
• Simply keep track of the laps you swim during each workout and record your yardage/mileage on your tracking sheet, located in a binder, at the front desk.

You will receive rewards:
• Members of 100-Mile Swim Club: 100 miles – includes recognition on our Facebook page & Website and a 100-mile Swim Shirt!
(the first person to complete the challenge will win a swim towel as well)

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group to provide encouragement to each other as well as posting your photos and progress.