YMCA OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA STAFF:    

    Ellis Lewis

    President & CEO

    elewis@ynela.org

    318 331 1681 

 

    Robert Underwood

    Sports Director

    runderwood@ynela.org

    318 366 9438 

 

    Olivia Mills

    Healthy Living/Aquatics Director

    omills@ynela.org

    318 387 9622

 

    Amy Harvey

    Receptionist

    aharvey@ynela.org

    318 387 9622

 

    Matthew Fuller-Thompson

    Programs Assistant

    mfullerthompson@ynela.org      

 

OUR HOURS OF OPERATION:

    Monday 8:00a-5:00p

    Tuesday 8:00a-5:00p

    Wednesday 8:00a-5:00p

    Thursday 8:00a-5:00p

    Friday 8:00a-5:00p

    Saturday CLOSED

    Sunday CLOSED

    

What being a non-facility Y means.

Being a non-facility Y means that we do not have a typical swim/gym facility. All of our programs are provided through community partnerships.

 

2017 Mobile Aquatics Programs Important Information

Important Facility Information:

Click Here for Facility Map

The West Monroe Boys & Girls Club is NOT open for our use!

    This means that the locker rooms and restrooms will not be available for us to use.

    Please make sure your children have used the restroom before class starts.

    PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILDREN DRESSED FOR SWIM LESSONS.

        This means a swimsuit and towel, swim shoes are allowed in the pool.

We will have portable restrooms on site for our participants and their parents/guardians and visitors to use.

 

Important YMCA Swim Lesson Information:

ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN FOR EVERY LESSON!

    The Deck Manager will be at the sign in table.

    We ask that each participant has only 3 visitors at a time, this includes parents/guardians.

        The last day of class is an exception to this.

Our lessons are taught by certified YMCA Swim Lesson Instructors, and guarded by certified YMCA Lifeguards

    We will have 2 certified instructors teaching the lessons, and we will have 1-3 Swim Lesson Assistants.

    There will be 1-3 lifeguards on the pool deck, depending on the size of the class.

Each class has anywhere from 5-12 participants.

    The participants will be placed into smaller groups depending on age and ability.

    One instructor and 1-2 assistants will be assigned to each group.

    This puts the Instructor to Participant ratio at 1:4

During our lessons we use IFDs, Instructional Flotation Devices.

    These are not “floaties”

    These are INSTRUCTIONAL devices

    The participants will wear these for most of the lesson

    Once the instructor feels the participant has progressed enough the IFD will be altered or removed

We do use “timeouts” for any children who disrupt the flow of the class.

    If a child is put in “timeout” 3 or more times in one lesson the child will be asked to sit out for the day.

    If the behavior does not improve, the children will be removed from the YMCA Swim Lessons

We will still have classes if there is light rain, WE ONLY CANCEL FOR THUNDER AND LIGHTNING OR IF WE CANNOT SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL.

    If we are having to cancel lessons, we will send out an alert message to all the parents/guardians.

WE DO NOT MAKE UP CLASSES THAT YOU MISS

    However, any classes that the YMCA cancels will be made up on a scheduled date.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints about the program please talk to me.

    If you need to talk to me, please leave your name and phone number at the sign in table, and I will get back to you.

    PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE LIFEGUARDS DURING THE LESSONS.