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Swim Lesson Program Overview

Swim Lesson Stages & Descriptions

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NURTURING SKILLS AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE WATER 

Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.

 

WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO?

6 months–3 years
PARENT* & CHILD:
STAGES A–B
3 years–5 years
PRESCHOOL:
STAGES 1–4
5 years–12 years
SCHOOL AGE:
STAGES 1–6
12+ years
TEEN
STAGES 1–6

 

 

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

SWIM STARTERS
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.  

 

SWIM BASICS
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
*  Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
*  Jump, push, turn, grab

 

SWIM STROKES
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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AQUATICS SESSION CALENDAR

Fall I Registration
August 30 – September 13 
Session Dates 
September 13 – October 7