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From preschoolers to adults, we specialize in all aspects of water safety and lifelong swim skills ranging from overcoming fear of water to upper level stroke development. Learning to swim at the Y is about more than just stroke development. It's a swimmer-centered approach, where students learn through play, hands-on exercises and creative repetition. Children are taught in small groups with swimmers at their skill level. When ready, swimmers can apply their skills to upper level programs like swim team, lap swimming for exercise, lifeguard training and Masters Swimming.

Swimming is an activity you can enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the exercise, sport and fun that is swimming!

Summer Accelerated Swim Lessons

Want to get a session of swim lessons in one week? We will offer summer accelerated lessons at our Warminster and Doylestown locations and at the Warminster VE club

Summer lessons at the VE Club

130 Davisville Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
Ages 3-5 and 6-12

Offered Monday-Thursday from 6/12-8/10
9:00-9:40am
9:45-10:25am
10:30-11:10am

Doylestown location summer lessons

Both accelerated (all-in-one week) lessons and traditional once per week lessons available.

Log College pool summer lessons

Information coming soon.

DETAIL

Ashley Coticchio

Jul 24, 2016, 18:31 PM
First name : Ashley
Last name : Coticchio
Middle name :
Phone : 215.348.8131, x1409
Email : acoticchio@cbfymca.org

Hi, I'm Ashley Coticchio. I oversee Group Swim Lessons and work alongside other aquatic management to oversee Lifeguards and general pool facility.

I started here in March, 2013 and am relatively new to the Y world. I got started being part of the Y movement when I served for a year in AmeriCorps (a volunteer program run through the government...think PeaceCorps, but within the states and a wider variety of tasks/programs) at a Y in Montclair, NJ. There I was a Youth Program Coordinator and helped with the 7th grade initiative, afterschool care, and vacation day camp, and was part of the outdoor leadership team at their summer camp. After that year, I became hooked.

I graduated from University of Mary Washington (in Fredericksburg, VA) with a BA in Studio Art. I spent two years serving in AmeriCorps after graduating college. I have been a lifeguard and swim instructor since I was 16 (first job I ever had!)

I am the youngest of 3 girls and my family still lives in the northern NJ/NY area

Fun fact- I am a certified archery instructor.

Personal Philosophy: Things could always be worse and everyone should be grateful for everything they have and each day they have it.

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Doylestown

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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Swim Specialties
Stroke & Turn and Technique Class (8 to 13 yrs)
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Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6 mos to 5 yrs)
Perch - Parent/Child Swim Classes (19-36 mths)
With the guidance of our trained instructors, parents help children further their water acclimation and be introduced to beginning swim and water safety skills. Ratio 1:10
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Perch Plus - Parent/Child Swim Classes (2-1/2 to 5 yrs)
For the 2 ½-3 year old who progresses from Perch but is not yet ready for preschool lessons, or the 3-5 year old who is not ready to swim without a parent. Parents will work hand-in-hand with our trained instructors to establish comfort and confidence in the water for their children as well as introduce beginning swimming and water safety skills. Ratio 1:8
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Shrimps, Kippers, Inias - Parent/Child Swim Classes (6-18 mths)
Help children acclimate to water through games, activities and songs facilitated by trained instructors. Opportunity for children to become more confident in the water. Ratio 1:12
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Preschool Swim (3-5 yrs)
Pike I - Beginner I (3-5 yrs)
Focus on water adjustment, kicking, blowing bubbles and paddling with assistance. Must be willing to voluntarily separate from parent. Typically wear 3 bubbles at start of the session. Ratio 1:4
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Pike II - Beginner II (3-5 yrs)
Advanced beginner level for swimmers who completed Beginner I who are or voluntarily submerging their head underwater and swimming without instructor assistance at least 5 feet with 2 bubbles. Focus on increased coordination of front and back stroke, confidence around and in water, and swimming while blowing bubbles. Ratio 1:4
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Eel I - Intermediate I (3-5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance at least 10 feet on their front and back with 1 bubble while blowing bubbles. Ratio 1:5
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Eel II - Intermediate II (3 - 5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance or flotation at least 15 feet on their front, while blowing bubbles, and on their back. Ratio 1:5
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Ray - Advanced (3-5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance or flotation at least 20 feet of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and backstroke. Ratio 1:6
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Youth Swim Lessons (6 to 12 yrs)
Polliwog - Beginner I (6 to 12 yrs)
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Guppy - Beginner II (6 to 12 yrs)
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Minnow - Intermediate (6 to 12 yrs)
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Fish/Flying Fish - Advanced (6 to 12 yrs)
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Swim Evaluations (all ages)
Complimentary swim evaluations
Complimentary swim evaluations to help place your child in the correct class are available free of charge. Connect with Ashley Coticchio for details at 215.348.8131, x1409.
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Warminster

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Youth Swim Lessons (6 to 12 yrs)
Polliwog - Warminster (6 to 12 yrs)
Swim Basics
Focuses on all three (3) swim basic topics of water acclimation, water movement and water stamina. Students will develop overall confidence and basic self-rescue skills. Ratio 1:5
Guppy - Warminster (6 to 12 yrs)
Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique and continues to practice safety techniques in deep water. Must be able to swim on front and back with any basic stroke up to 25 yards. Ratio 1:6
Minnow - Warminster (6 to 12 yrs)
Stroke Development
Develops freestyle and backstroke, while introducing breaststroke and butterfly. Must be able to swim 25 yards on front (with overarm recovery and rotary breathing) and back. Ratio 1:6
Fish/Flying Fish - Warminster (6 to 12 yrs)
Advances Stroke Development
Builds on endurance and form for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke and 25 yards of breaststroke. Ratio 1:8
Open Swim/Lap Swim - Warminster
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons - Warminster (3 yrs+)
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons are available at the Log College pool. Contact Ashley Coticchio for details and the reserve your lessons at 215.348.8131, x1409.
Preschool Swim (3 to 5 yrs)
Pike I Warminster (3 to 5 yrs)
Water Acclimation
Develops students' comfort with underwater exploration and focuses on basic self-rescue skills with the assistance of an instructor. Must be willing to voluntarily separate from parent. Typically wears three (3) bubbles. Ratio 1:4

Pike II - Warminster (3 to 5 yrs)
Water Movement
Focuses on forward movement and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Must be voluntarily submerging their head underwater and swimming without instructor assistance at least 5 feet with two (2) bubbles)

Ratio 1:5
Eel - Warminster (3 to 5 yrs)
Water Movement & Stamina
Builds endurance in forward movement and intermediate self-rescue skills. Must be able to swim without instructor assistance at least 10 feet on their back and front with one (1) bubble while blowing bubbles, Ratio 1:5
Eel II- Warminster (3 to 5 yrs)
Water Stamina
Further develops forward movement with stroke introduction and intermediate self-rescue skills. Must be able to swim without assistance or flotations at least 15 feet on front and back. Ratio 1:5
Open Swim/Lap Swim - Warminster
Open Swim and Lap Swim available on a limited basis at Log College Middle School. Check our schedule here for full details.
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons - Warminster (3 yrs+)
Private and Semi-private swim lessons are available at the Log College Middle School pool. Contact Ashley Coticchio to reserve your lessons today at 215.348.8131, x1409.

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Testimonials:

I just want to say you do an amazing job! I love how you keep us informed and excited about up coming swimming. I have never been so impressed with the service of a gym as I have with the YMCA and a lot of it has to do with the teachers, and the programs offered with swimming. It is seamless and very well organized! Well done and thank you. ~Shannon Cowan, January, 2017
‚ÄčI'm so happy that the Y is helping children learn how to be safe in the water. My daughter has been to two classes so far and I already see a big difference in her confidence level.  My daughter loves it here so much! - M. Velez