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    Become a lifeguard at the Y!

    Lifeguard Certification LB  (Ages 15+) At the American Red Cross, lifeguarding and water safety courses are available year round – from trained professionals who can help you gain the skills...

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    Pediatric Aquatic Therapy

    Contact Tina Weger, Occupational Therapist at pediatricaquatictherapy@gmail.com for more information.

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    Private Swim Lessons

    Our private swimming lessons are open to kids, teens and adults and designed to help teach water skills and safety. When you opt for private lessons, you will receive personalized, one-on-one coaching...

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    Safety Around Water

    The YMCA's FREE Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy...

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    Summer Swim League

    The Manatee YMCA Summer Swim League provides kids with an opportunity to "get their feet wet" with competitive swimming in a fun, positive environment. Team members make significant improvements in...

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    Swim Lessons

    STRONG SWIMMERS. SAFE KIDS. The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes, members are in...

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    Water Aerobics & Fitness Classes

    We offer water exercise in an outdoor pool at Lakewood Ranch and indoor pool at Bradenton Branch. Pools are heated. Classes are for beginners to advanced participants. FREE to members...

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    YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification

    Teach swim lessons at the Y! This course awards the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification. After successful completion of this course, instructors will be able to identify components of the YMCA...