SWIMMING - LOS CERRITOS

The Y has been teaching people to swim for more than a century. In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and feel a sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. Youth progressive swimming is the YMCA's third most widely offered program nationwide. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

Kids can develop lifelong skills that will help them stay healthy. Our swim programs include Parent & Me classes, classes for teens and adults. We also offer private swim lessons, and water aerobics classes.

The Los Cerritos YMCA partners with the City of Bellflower and runs swim lessons as well as Water Aerobics classes at Thompson Park Pool.

Location:

Thompson Park Pool: 14001 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706

Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-7:30pm and Saturday 9:00am- 11:30am.

You can reach the pool at 562-925-1331 during office hours.


WE'RE HERE FOR EVERYONE

All ages—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. See our new class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule.

Parent/Child, 3 months - 3 years

Water Discovery and Exploration: Level A
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Parents will work with their children to learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
1 instructor : 10 swimmers

Preschool, 3-5 years old

Water Acclimation & Movement for Beginners: Level 1
Students develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 6 swimmers

Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction for Intermediate: Level 2
Students will learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced. Students will also develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and will learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick.
1 instructor : 6 swimmers

Youth, 6-12 years old

Water Acclimation & Movement for Beginners: Level 1
Students develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction for Intermediate: Level 2
Students will learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced. Students will also develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and will learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Stroke Development & Stroke mechanics for Advanced: Level 3
Students will work on stroke technique and will learn all major competitive strokes as well as flip/open turns and dives. We will also incorporate swimming for a healthy lifestyle, and refine strokes to be more water efficient.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Teen/Adult 13+ years old

Water Acclimation & Movement for Beginners: Level 1
Students develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Special Needs

Discovery – Beginning  Swimmers with Accommodating Needs
These group lesson offer the our lowest instructor to student ratio with 1 instructor for   every three swimmers.  The lower ratio will help to increase the level of repetitiveness as they focus on basic techniques such as kicking, bubbles and introduction to freestyle. This class is designed to ease children with accommodating needs into swimming and better prepare them for aquatic competition, recreation, and leadership.
1 instructor : 3 swimmers

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are offered all year round. Please call 562.925.1331 for more information.


Aqua Aerobics

Stay cool and have fun with a complete body workout in the water. Tone and strengthen your muscles without stress to bones and muscles experienced on dry land. (Great for all levels; cardio and strength) Financial assistance is available for families and individuals who qualify.

If you have any questions regarding our Aquatics Program, please email Jazzmin Gaticaor call the Y at 562.925.1292
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

As a community based organization the Y is available to everyone. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford to pay for the full amount of the program.

Financial assistance has a sliding scale fee structure. The application for financial aid can be downloaded here and turned in with proof of one month income.