Swim Lessons

The Y offers a wide range of swimming options for the whole family. Swimming builds self-confidence and gives the opportunity for kids and adults to discover what they can achieve.  We offer classes beginning at 6 months of age, all the way up to adults. Swimmers are divided into ability groups and our trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills while guiding students with praise and encouragement.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION FORM
SWIM LESSON SESSIONS

Infant/Toddler Lessons (Ages 6 mos. - 3)
TheInfant/Toddler class builds basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim.

Infant/Toddler Progressive Levels
Level A: Water Discovery - Introduces infants & toddlers to the aquatic environment.
Level B: Water Exploration - Focuses on exploring body positions, bubbles & basic skills.

Preschool Lessons (Ages 3 - 5)
Preschool swim lessons are 30-minute classes that offer children their first experience without parental assistance.  They  are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks for swimming.  Instructional floatation devices (IFD's) are used to help the children gain confidence in performing different skills.  Students progress upon mastering all of the skills required in their current level.  The pre-school swim lesson program is comprised of the following levels:

Pre-School Progressive Levels
Level 1: Water Acclimation - Increased comfort underwater & basic skills performed assistance.
Level 2: Water Movement - Forward locomotion & basic skills performed with assitance.
Level 3: Water Stamina - Intermediate skills performed at longer distances.
Level 4: Stroke Introduction - Front/Back Crawl, treading water, elementary backstroke.

School-Age Lessons (Ages 6 - 12)
School-age swim lessons are 45 minute classes comprised of a six-level progression that helps students of varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills.  Students progress to the next level upon mastering the skills of their current level of swimming.

School-Age Progressive Levels
Level 1: Water Acclimation - Increased comfort underwater & basic skills performed with assistance.
Level 2: Water Movement - Forward locomotion & basic skills performed independently.
Level 3: Water Stamina - Intermediate skills performed at longer distances.
Level 4: Stroke Introduction - Front/back crawl, treading water, elementary backstroke.
Level 5: Stroke Development - Breaststroke, butterfly, treading & sidestroke.
Level 6: Stroke Mechanics - Refine stroke & increase distance.

Adult/Teen Lessons (Ages 12 & Older)
Adult/ Teen lessons are geared toward the adult student's level of comfort and ability and follows the progressive levels of the swim lesson program. Classes are available for first-time swimmers and those who want to tune up their skills.

Private Swim Lessons
We now offer private swim lessons!  Private swim lessons are now available from your favorite swim instructor!  Lessons are scheduled on a one-to-one basis.  We will work with your schedule to find a time that works best for you and the instructor.  A package of six, 30-minute swim lessons is available. Swim lesson packages must be used within 8 weeks of the date of purchase.

All swim lessons are taught in the YMCA's six lane, 25-meter pool located on the bottom floor of the facility.
 

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