SWIM LESSONS

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in underserved communities.

A. WATER DISCOVERY

Ages: 6-30 months with Adult
Ratio: 8:1

Water Discovery introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B. WATER DISCOVERY

Ages: 6-36 months with Adult
Ratio: 8:1

In Water Exploration parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

WATER ACCLIMATION

Ages: 3-5 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students will develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water. Submerge underwater and bob with assistance.

WATER MOVEMENT

Ages: 3-5 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students will continue to focus on body position and control. Submerge under water comfortably and reach for object independently. Introduction to kicks on kickboard.

LEVEL 3- WATER STAMINA

Ages: 6-12 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Introduction to diving and treading water.

LEVEL 4- STROKE INTRODUCTION

Ages: 6-12 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students will develop stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced though treading water and elementary backstroke.

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Ages: 6-12 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students will work on stroke technique and swimming drills.
Introduction to breaststroke, butterfly and introduction to flip turns.

STROKE MECHANICS

Ages: 6-12 years
Ratio: 6:1

Students will refine technique and endurance on all major competitive strokes. Learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

ADULT BEGINNER

This is the perfect class for the adult who wants to learn how to swim for the first time!

Policies

Private Lesson and Swim Lesson Cancellation:

-No refunds

-If any Swim Lesson is cancelled before or during the session, you will only receive 50% system credit that can be applied to any other programs at our YMCA.

-If your child is sick, a doctor's note can be emailed to Aquatics Director and a system credit will be issued for the day.