YMCA SWIM LESSONS
STRONG SWIMMERS. CONFIDENT KIDS.
All ages—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. Our lessons fit students into one of three different swim levels to ensure an efficient and fulfilling lesson, maximizing the learning potential in every session. Registration includes 7 30-45 minute lessons that are offered at a variety of times to fit your busy schedule.
Preschool age 6 months - 5 years old, covers Swim Starters to Swim Strokes
School Age ages 6 years - 18 years old, covers Swim Basics to Advanced Swim Strokes
SWIM LESSON LEVELS AND DESCRIPTIONS
SWIM STARTERS: A/Water Discovery and B/Water Exploration
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision. Please see the PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE for Swim Starter classes and times.
SWIM BASICS: 1/Water Acclimation and 2/Water Movement
Preschool • School-Age
Students learn personal water safety and achieve swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. This skill-based approach to swimming includes activities, games and drills. If your child is new to swim lessons this is the class for them.
SWIM STROKES: 3/Water Stamina and 4/Stroke Introduction
Preschool • School-Age
Swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits. If your child has not successfully completed the Swim Basics swim class, your child will need to complete a swim evaluation before entering this class.
ADVANCED SWIM STROKES: 5/Stroke Development and 6/Stroke Mechanics
Students are introduced to butterfly, breaststroke, and sidestroke while refining their stroke technique for all major competitive strokes. Your child will need to have successfully completed the Swim Strokes swim class.
PRIVATE/SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS
Do you want individualized attention, flexible scheduling, and a focus on a specifically desired learning outcome? Contact Angela Begin, Swim Lessons Manager, to schedule a Private or Semi Private Lesson. Semi Private lessons must have at least two students participating.
See our Program Guide for current rates and packages.