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Aquatics at Hockomock Area YMCA

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We strive to provide fun, safe aquatic environments that foster swimming as a life skill and part of a healthy lifestyle.  Our YMCA offers a variety of programs that allow all ages and abilities to enjoy our pools.

YMCA Pool Rules, Guidelines and Swim Test Policy

Swim Lessons

Parent-Child (Ages 6 months - 5 years) 
• Shrimp/Kipper/Inia (Ages 6-18 months)
• Perch (Ages 18-36 months)
• Pike with Parent (Ages 3-5 years)

Preschool (Ages 3-5 years)
• Pike 1
• Pike 2
• Eel
• Ray
• Starfish

Youth (Ages 6-12 years)
• Polliwog 1
• Polliwog 2
• Guppy
• Minnow
• Fish
• Flying Fish
• Shark

Teen & Adult (Ages 13 and up)
• Intermediate
• Stroke Clinic

Private Lessons (Ages 3 and up)
• One on one instruction focuses on the individual needs of the swimmer, whether it is overcoming a fear or working on a specific stroke or skill.  To request lessons, fill out a request form at the member service desk.

Competitive Swimming

Intramural Swim Teams (Ages 6-18)
• For children who are Minnow level or higher who are interested in advancing to a competitive swim team.  Improve stroke technique and build endurance while learning what it's like to be part of a swim team.

HAY Lightning Swim Team (Ages 6-18)
• A competitive YMCA and USS registered association swim team that practices at all 3 branches of the Hockomock Area YMCA.  The team is broken into groups based on ability and age.
• Short course runs September to March
• Long course runs April to July
• For more information, visit the team website at teamunify.com

HAY Masters Swim Team (Ages 18 and up)
• North Attleboro and Franklin only.  An opportunity for adults to improve stroke technique, build endurance and get a good workout.
• Free for YMCA members.

Specialty Classes

Youth Fitness Swim (Ages 10-15)
• Enjoy swimming as a lifelong sport and part of a healthy lifestyle by swimming laps and increasing your endurance.
• Free for members of the YMCA.

Water Fitness Classes
Ages 18+  See the current pool schedules for class offerings at each branch.  Free for members.

• Arthritis Foundation's YMCA Aquatic Program provides soothing exercises in shallow water, specifically designed for people with arthritis.

Aqua Aerobics
• This water workout is as intense as you make it.  Class includes stretching, cardiovascular activity and muscle conditioning.  Great for those of all fitness abilities.

Aqua Zumba
• This impact-free high intensity workout burns calories and tones muscles while you dance and move to Latin music.

Safety Classes

YMCA Lifeguard Class (Ages 16 and up) 
• For strong swimmers who want to become lifeguard certified.  Must attend 30 hours in class plus 10 hours of online training and pass a written and water test.

CPR and First Aid (Ages 13 and up)
Learn basic first aid and safety skills for adults, children and infants.  Complete an online training followed by an in-class skills session and written test.


Bernon Family Branch, Franklin
Aquatics Director, Krystina Edens, krystinaehockymca.org l 774.235.2761
Aquatics Program Coordinator, Heather Plumb heatherp@hockymca.org | 774.235.2747

Invensys Foxboro Branch
Senior Aquatics Director, Edwin Fladger edwinf@hockymca.org | 508.772.1324

North Attleboro Branch
Interim Aquatics Director, Nicole Powers nicolepowers@hockymca.org | 508.643.5229

Hockomock Area YMCA Association
Head Coach, HAY Lightning, Sue Roycroft suer@hockymca.org | 508.643.5224


Aquatics Menu
North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Fax: 508.699.0439
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Bernon Family Branch
45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA 02038
Fax: 508.528.6270
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Invensys Foxboro Branch
67 Mechanic Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
Fax: 508.543.5503
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 5:15 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mansfield Arts & Education Center
40 Balcom Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Fax: 508.337.8479
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 7:00 am to 9:00 am
and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Evenings & weekends by appointment