Scantic Valley YMCA Aquatics

Kim Lavallee
Aquatics Director
YMCA of Greater Springfield
P: 413.206.5724

F: 413.599.1475


“Celebrating a Century of SWIMMING”
YMCA’s have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Y aquatics offers the opportunity to participate in programs during every phase of life: Parent/child introductory programs, pre-school and youth progressive swim lessons (the YMCA’s third most widely offered program nationwide), adult programs, boy & girl scout nights, lap swimming and family fun!

Member: $70.00 Non-member: $120.00

PARENT/CHILD LESSONS (6-36 MONTHS)(30 minute classes)
1. Water Discovery (6-18 months):
Monday 4:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:00pm
Friday 5:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:30am

2. Water Exploration (19-36 months):
Monday 5:15pm-5:45pm
Wednesday 5:15pm-5:45pm
Friday 5:30pm-6:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-10:00am

PRESCHOOL LESSONS (3 YEARS – 5 YEARS)(30 minute classes)
1. Water Acclimation (warm pool):
Monday 4:00pm-4:30pm; Monday 4:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm; Wednesday 5:15pm-5:45pm; Wednesday 6:30pm-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:30am; Saturday 10:15am-10:45am; Saturday 11:30am-12:00pm

2. Water Movement (warm pool):
Monday 5:15pm-5:45pm; Monday 5:45pm-6:15pm; Monday 6:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 4:30pm-5:00pm; Wednesday 5:45pm-6:15pm; Wednesday 6:30pm-7:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-10:00am; Saturday 10:45am-11:15am; Saturday 11:30am-12:00pm

3.Water Stamina (warmpool):
Monday 4:00pm-4:30pm; Monday 5:45pm-6:15pm; Monday 6:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm; Wednesday 5:45pm-6:15pm
Saturday 10:15am-10:45am; Saturday 10:45am-11:15am.

4. Stroke Introduction (cold pool):
Monday 6:15pm-6:45pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday 10:30am-11:00am

YOUTH LESSONS (6 YEARS AND UP) (40 minute classes)
1. Water Acclimation (Beginner 1):
Monday 4:00pm-4:40pm; Monday 4:45pm-5:25pm; Monday 5:30pm-6:10pm
Wednesday 4:45pm-5:25pm; Wednesday 5:30pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:40am; Saturday 11:15am-11:55am.

Monday 4:00pm-4:40pm; Monday 5:30pm-6:10pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-4:40pm; Wednesday 5:30pm-6:10pm; Wednesday 6:15pm-6:55pm
Saturday 9:45am-10:25am; Saturday 10:30am-11:10am.

3. Water Stamina (Intermediate 1):
Monday 4:45pm-5:25pm; Monday 6:15pm-6:55pm
Wednesday 4:45pm-5:25pm; Wednesday 6:15pm-6:55pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:40am; Saturday 9:45am-10:25am; Saturday 11:15am-11:55am.

4. Stroke Introduction (Intermediate 2):
Monday 4:00pm-4:40pm; Monday 5:30pm-6:10pm
Wednesday 4:00pm-4:40pm; Wednesday 6:15pm-6:55pm
Saturday 10:30am-11:10am; Saturday 11:15am-11:55am

5. Stroke Development (Advanced 1):
Monday 4:45pm-5:25pm
Wednesday 5:30pm-6:10pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:40am

6. Stroke Development (Advanced 2):
Monday 6:15pm-6:55pm
Wednesday 4:45pm-5:25pm
Saturday 9:45am-10:25am

ADULT LESSONS: (45 minute classes)
1. Adult beginner Water Acclimation:
Thursday 4:15pm-5:00pm

2. Adult beginner Stroke Introduction:
Thursday 5:00pm-5:45pm

3. Adult advanced Stroke Mechanics:
Thursday 5:45pm-6:30pm

4. Masters:
Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm


Register today!


Two 75-foot pools offer access to everyone. The aquatics center has been designed for everyone to enjoy, in the water or out. Our large windows allow viewing from seats in the hallway area, deck seating allows spectators to get closer to the action. Our zero entry depth, wheelchair accessible, shallow warm water pool is kept at a temperature of 88 – 90 degrees. Both pools are supervised by a lifeguard at all times. Throughout the day there are many opportunities for swimming lessons, therapy or open swim.
STEAM/SAUNA: Enjoy the co-ed steam and sauna located in the aquatics center.

We cannot offer makeups, credits, or refunds for any missed classes during the session.
Classes that are cancelled for any reason by the YMCA will be re-scheduled by the Aquatics Department. Please note any class with fewer than three participants is subject to cancellation.

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