Building Confidence in the Water
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities. We have options for private and semi-private lessons. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pools and swim with the folks that created group swim lessons! We offer fitness classes in the water at both our branches. Check out the variety of options we have for staying active in our pools.
With a focus on water safety and skill development, the YMCA Swim Lesson program is effective at helping children and adults learn to swim and, most importantly, be safe around water.
The Y was the first organization to establish certification programs for lifesaving, swimming and aquatic instruction, and it's a tradition we're proud to continue today.
Why Join Swim Team? On swim team children work with swim coaches and learn to become strong, efficient swimmers by repeatedly practicing and correcting stroke technique and specific skills necessary to gain efficiency in the water.
Your child does not have to compete to be on the team.
If you child can swim the length of the pool, 25 yards, consider taking lessons with WYNS. We have swimmers as young as 3 years old.
CPR/AED Certification Classes
Find out about all of the Certification Programs we offer and literally learn how to save a life!
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Water Exercise Classes
Did you know that a 30-minute walk in the water is equivalent to a two-hour walk on land? Water resistance offers an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting. Water also cools the body during exercise, which reduces stress on the heart and reduces the risk of injury by lessening the impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and bones.
Woodson YMCA Aquatics
Wausau Branch 707 N. 3rd St., Wausau, WI 54403
Aspirus Branch 3402 Howland Ave., Weston, WI 54476
Senior Director of Aquatics & Competitive Sports
Abby Tesch has over 20 years of experience in Aquatics and Swim Team leadership. She is a lifelong Wausau area resident who is committed to making the Woodson Y swimming one of the finest programs for developing young people
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