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.
Registration for YMCA members opens on the 3rd Monday of every month at 8AM for YMCA members, and the 4th Monday of every month at 8AM for community members. Spots are first come, first serve. Waiting lists are available as well.
Swim Lesson Stages & Descriptions
INTERESTED IN PRIVATE LESSONS?
Please email Senior Program Director and Aquatics Director, Dave Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will assist in coordinating your availability along with an instructor.
WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO?
PRESCHOOL: Levels 1-4
SCHOOL AGE: Levels 1-6
TEEN: Levels 1-6
PARENT/TOT: PARENT & CHILD LESSONS
(6-36 months) How about a little one-on-one time? That’s what you and your child will have when you help familiarize your child to the water. Class includes songs, games, playtime and more.
WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?
Will the student go underwater voluntarily?
NOT YET – Level 1/ WATER ACCLIMATION
Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?
NOT YET – Level 2/ WATER MOVEMENT
Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?
NOT YET – Level 3/ WATER STAMINA
Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?
NOT YET – Level 4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?
NOT YET – Level 5/ STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?
NOT YET – Level 6/ STROKE MECHANICS