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DLYC 2020 Youth Summer Sail and Swim Programs



The 2020 youth activities are open to all  residents and families. You do not need to be a member to participate. Registration is open.

Youth Sailing:

The Diamond Lake Yacht Club sailing program in open to all and will focus on learning the science of sailing, teaching basic sailing technique and getting kids in the boats and on the water for hands-on experience and fun. This summer will include lessons in several classes: Pram (Opti’s), Dingy and Scow (Sunfish and Butterfly) and Adventure (various boats). Our lead instructor Lane Francis is an accomplished youth sailor and a graduate of the Diamond Yacht Club program.

Learn to Sail 1 & 11 ( Beginner and advanced Beginner)

Ages 6+ and up to 120 pounds—Optimist Dinghy

Over 120 pounds—Sunfish

Limit 10 kids per session

$100/session members - $140/non-members

Dates/ Times Offered:

July 20-23 9A-12N ( Friday, July 24th—Rain Date)

July 27-30 9A-12N(Friday, July 31st-Rain Date)

Intermediate & Advanced Sailing Camp


Ages 10+

Intermediate—Sunfish & Butterfly


Limit 10 kids per session

$100/session members/$140 session non-members

Dates/Times Offered:

July 20-23 1pm-4pm ( Friday, July 24th—Rain Date)

July 27-30 1pm-4pm(Friday, July 31st-Rain Date)



Information is subject to change based on registration. All participants should bring a life jacket, water bottle, change of clothes, water shoes and towels.  

Contact : Genevieve Hesse at

Youth Swimming:

Our program is taught outdoors on the shoreline of the DLYC and is one of the few classes available in the area. The program follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program YMCA swim lessons as taught by the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.   The program is designed for children of all ages. All members and non-members of the DLYC will be required to sign a release form prior to participation.


Swim Lessons/classes:

Session 3: August 10-13 (Monday-Thursday)
August 14 (Friday) Rain make-up



You can register the first day of class.

Swim Strokes/Water Stamina (9+ year olds):       9:15-10:00am,        $100/week

Water Movement (6-8 year olds):                         10:30-11:15am,        $ 80/week

Water Acclimation (3-5 year olds):                        10:00-10:30am,        $ 60/week

Parent & Toddler (6-36 months):                          11:15-11:45am,        $ 60/week

Private/Semis (any age):                                        12:00-12:30pm,        $125/week



For Registration Contact:

Sammee Schaller