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YMCA Swim Lessons

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Swim lessons can be an important part of developing a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re 6 or 60, it is never too late to learn to swim. Swimming lessons at the Y are overseen by certified instructors who provide this training in a safe and fun way. Our swim lesson stage (class) descriptions are below. Use the links above to see session and fee information, a chart to help determine which class would be best for your child’s swim level or to register online for swim lessons.

STAGE DESCRIPTIONS:


SWIM STARTERS- PARENT & CHILD LESSONS, AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS:

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Level 1- Water Discovery
This class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years. In Water Discovery, we introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Accompanied by the parent or guardian, 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.
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Level 2- Water Exploration
This class is for children ages 18 months to 3 years. In Water Exploration, we focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Accompanied by the parent or guardian, 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.

SWIM BASICS- PRESCHOOL LESSONS, AGES 3 – 5 YEARS

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Level 1: Water Acclimation & Movement
Formerly called Pike level, in Level 1 we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.
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Level 2: Water Stamina
Formerly called Eel Level, in level 2, we will focus on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
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Level 3: Stroke Introduction
Formerly called Ray Level, in level 3, we will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

SWIM STROKES- YOUTH LESSONS, AGES 6 – 12 YEARS

YMCA Swim Lessons
Level 1: Water Acclimation & Movement
Formerly called Guppy Level, in Level 1, we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a certified swim instructor.
YMCA Swim Lessons
Level 2: Water Stamina
Formerly called Minnow Level, in Level 2, we will focus on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
YMCA Swim Lessons
Level 3: Stroke Introduction
Formerly called Fish Level, in Level 3, we will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
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Level 4: Stroke Development
Formerly called Flying Fish, in Level 4, we introduce breaststroke and butterfly and reinforce water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
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Level 5: Stroke Mechanics
Formerly called Shark, in Level 5, we refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourage swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Adult Classes

These swim lessons are 45 minutes long and designed for people aged 15 & up who are interested in learning to swim or gaining additional comfort in their current knowledge and abilities. Its never too late to learn!!!

Private Swim Lessons

These swim lessons are open to every age group and level of swimming ability. Private lessons are scheduled through each branch’s Aquatic department. Classes are 30-minutes in length and provide one-on-one interaction focusing solely on swim instruction.

Packages of 4 swim lessons are $70 for members and $110 for non-members. Private Lessons must have a 4-hour notice for cancellations.

Private Buddy Pack

These lessons are for two people who would still like more focused instructor attention. Packages of 4 swim lessons are $45 per person for members and $70 per person for Non-Members

Swim Lessons Policies

  • Classes must be paid for in full at the time of registration.
  • Classes where no one has registered will be canceled by 5 pm the day prior to the start date. * West Side registration may ONLY be done in person.
  • 3 participants must register for a class to continue as scheduled. If only two participants register for a class, the class will meet 6 times instead of 8, or 5 times instead of 6. If only one participant registers for a class we will provide 4 30-minute, or 3 30-minute private swim lessons.
  • Make-up days are provided ONLY if the YMCA cancels a class. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CLASSES OR SESSIONS NOT ATTENDED. The YMCA has discretion as to credits due to extenuating circumstances.
  • In case of thunder or lighting the Pool will close. If these conditions occur please call your YMCA. If at all possible we will try to contact you prior to your lesson.
  • Depending on availability registration for classes will end 48 hours before the session start date.

Open Doors Policy

The YMCA will not turn away anyone due to their inability to pay. Financial Assistance is available for all programs and membership. Open Doors applications are available at our Courtesy Counters.

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