Aquatics

ABOUT YWCA O‘AHU AQUATICS

Since YWCA O‘ahu offered its first swim lesson at a rented pool in 1912, its aquatic program gained a reputation as a valuable community resource. Our Aquatics Department strives to provide a safe, nurturing environment for swimming education and recreation. We emphasize positive reinforcement to encourage confidence and self-esteem in participants. 

YWCA annual membership is required for all aquatics programs.

LAP AND RECREATIONAL OPEN SWIM

Swim in our heated pools at both Kokokahi and Laniākea YWCA. Click on the links below to view our lap and recreational swimming schedules.

  • Kokokahi Pool Schedule
    • Recreational and Lap Swimming Times:
      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 6-7pm
      • Saturday/Sunday, 1-2:30pm
    • Lap Swimming Times (only):
      • Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7pm
    • Lap and recreational swimming schedule coincides with Learn to Swim lessons. Pool will NOT be available Summer to Fall break: September 12-18, 2016.
    • Lap and recreational swimming for:
      • Individual - $80 for a full session (12 weeks), $40 for half a session (6 weeks).
      • Family (includes up to 6 family members) - $150 for a full session, $75 for half session.
    • No fee for current Learn to Swim students (applies students only, does not include parents or siblings). 
  • Laniākea Pool Schedule
    • Must be a Health and Wellness member  for lap and recreational open swim.

AQUATIC GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Join our members for fun group cardio-aquatics exercise! 

WATER SAFETY AT KOKOKAHI

As an island community, water safety is a priority. Our Water Safety Classes are designed for students ages 6 to 12. These classes are unique in that they give students the confidence to be in and around water, improve their knowledge of aquatic environments, and an introduction to swimming techniques. Students with more experience will build on the skills they already possess.

The cost for a class of 35-40 students is $375 plus tax and includes:

  • 5 hours of class time (can be spread across multiple days)
  • 3 certified lifeguards/instructors
  • Classroom space & materials
  • Use of a heated pool
  • Use of bathrooms and showers
  • Use of public WiFi
  • Picnic grass area for lunch/snacks

Elementary schools, home schooling programs and interested groups can specialize and create their own experience with our Aquatics Manager. Please call our Kokokahi office at 808.247.2124 x201 or email us for more information.

POOL RENTAL

Rent our pools at Laniākea or Kokokahi YWCA for private use or for your next pool party! Please visit each location page to inquire about facility rental.


Learn to Swim

About our Classes

Our comprehensive swim program is offered at our two pool locations. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, our swim classes are safe and great for first time swimmers at any age! All aquatics staff members are experienced Water Safety Instructors. Classes are offered at various times to fit your busy schedule. For schedules for prices, please see the information provided below.

ADAPTIVE SWIM AT KOKOKAHI 

For over 20 years, we offered adaptive swim classes to the Windward community at our Kokokahi location. We currently operate the state's Department of Education Adaptive Swim program, providing swim instruction to students with disabilities and severe impairments of all ages. Although progress takes much patience, the accomplishments made by each student are significant. Schedule and Prices

PARENT TODDLER WATER FUN (AGES 6MO - 3YRS)

Offered at both Laniākea and Kokokahi, this class is designed to teach parents how to make that first experience in the water with their baby/toddler a positive one. Our instructor teaches you how to enter the pool with your child, adjust your child to the water and explore the underwater environment with your child. All classes are taught in our heated pool (a necessity when teaching infants and toddlers to swim). Schedule and Prices

JUNIOR SWIM CLASSES (AGES 3 - 5YRS)

Offered at both Laniākea and Kokokahi locations. From non-swimmers to advance, these classes provide an introduction to fundamentals of water safety and swimming. Limited enrollment of 5 per class. Schedule and Prices

Prerequisites: Below are descriptions of the ultimate objective for each class level

  • Junior Novice 'Opihi' - (non-swimmers) designed for first time swimmers. Water adjustment, bubbles, floating
  • Junior Level I - (prerequisite:  Junior Novice)  10-yard continuous swim: front crawl, breaststroke arms, backstroke kicking
  • Junior Level II - (prerequisite:  Junior Level I)  15-yard front crawl with side breath, back crawl, frog kicks
  • Junior Level III - (prerequisite:  Junior Level II)  25-yard front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, deep water exploration

YOUTH SWIM Classes (AGES 6+)

Offered at both Laniākea and Kokokahi locations. Levels work on swim skills from basic to competitive. Limited enrollment of 8 students per class. Schedule and Prices

Prerequisites: Below are descriptions of the ultimate objective for each class level

  • Youth Novice - (non-swimmers) designed for first time swimmers. Water adjustment, breathing skills, floating
  • Youth Level I - (prerequisite: Youth Novice)  10-yard continuous swim: front crawl, backstroke kicking, breaststroke arms
  • Youth Level II - (prerequisite: Youth Level I)  15-yard front crawl with side breath, backstroke, breaststroke 
  • Youth Level III - (prerequisite: Youth Level II)  25-yard front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, diving  
  • Youth Level IV - (prerequisite: Youth Level III)  50-yard continuous swim: stroke development, butterfly, side stroke
  • Youth Level V - (prerequisite: Youth Level IV)  100-yard continuous swim: stroke refinement, flip-turns
  • Youth Level VI - (prerequisite: Youth Level V) competitive stroke techniques

ADULT SWIM CLASSES at Kokokahi (AGES 14+)

Offered at our Kokokahi location. For all levels, from non-swimmer to advanced.  Levels work on swim skills from basic to competitive. The goal for Adult Swim Classes is to gauge what the student wants to improve and work to their strengths. Each individual is different and unlike most children, adults tend to know what they want out of swim lessons. Schedule and Prices

SEMI PRIVATE SWIM CLASSES (ALL AGES) 

Offered at both Kokokahi and Laniākea locations. For all ages and abilities, Semi Private Classes are offered at normal schedule times or upon request. Semi Private Classes are designed to give students more one on one time with the instructors. Limited enrollment of 2 students per class ( 3 students permitted upon request). Schedule and Prices

PRIVATE SWIM CLASSES (ALL AGES)

For all ages and abilities. Offered upon request at both Locations. $29.00 per class.


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AQUATICS PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

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