YMCA Swim Lessons help adults, kids, and families learn an important life skill and support them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers.
Winter I Session: January 13- February 22, 2020

YMCA Member: $45 | Community: $80

Registration for YMCA members opens December 1, and for Community members on December 15

Winter II Session: February 23- April 4, 2020

YMCA Member: $45 | Community: $80

Registration for YMCA members opens January 26, and for Community members on February 9

In the two stages that make up this parent-child category, children learn to be comfortable in the water. Rather than teaching children how to survive in the water or become accomplished swimmers, Swim Starters focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn essential skills in Swim Starters. Close supervision is the best way to prevent drowning. Parents learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents, and how to plan for emergencies.
Parent & Child Classes Offered: 1 instructor to 10 children ratio

  • A / Water Discovery
  • B / Water Exploration

In these stages, students develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water. By the end of this series of stages, students 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
Preschool Classes Offered: 1 instructor to 4-6 children ratio

  • 1P / Water Acclimation - Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills preformed with assistance (Beginner)
  • 2P / Water Movement - Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently (Advanced Beginner)
  • 3P / Water Stamina - Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages (Low Intermediate)

In Swim Basics, students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, Float, Swim & Jump, Push, Turn, Grab. In 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!
School Age Classes Offered: 1 instructor to 6-8 children ratio

  • 1S / Water Acclimation – Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills preformed with assistance (Beginner)
  • 2S / Water Movement – Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills preformed independantly (Advanced beginner)
  • 3S / Water Stamina – Develops intermediate self-rescue skills preformed at longer distances than in previous stages (Low Intermediate)
  • 4S / Stroke Introduction – Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke (High Intermediate)
  • 5S / Stroke Development – Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke (Low Advanced)
  • 6S / Stroke Mechanics – Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. (High Advanced)

 

SWIM LESSON SCHEDULES

Morning Lessons | 1 X per week for 6 weeks
$45 members | $80 community members (6 Lessons)

Week Day Morning Lessons

Time Monday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 9:30am   A/B Parent and Child  
9:35 - 10:05am 1P / Water Acclimation 1P / Water Acclimation 1P / Water Acclimation
2P / Water Movement 2P / Water Movement 2P / Water Movement
3P / Water Stamina 3P / Water Stamina 3P / Water Stamina

Saturday Morning Lessons

10:00 - 10:30am 1P / Water Acclimation
2P / Water Movement
3P / Water Stamina
10:35 - 11:15am 1S / Water Acclimation
2S / Water Movement
3S / Water Stamina
4S / Stroke Introduction

Evening Lessons | 1 X per week for 6 weeks
$45 members | $80 community members (6 Lessons)

Time Monday Wednesday Thursday
4:00 - 4:30pm A / Water Discovery B / Water Exploration A / B Combined
1P / Water Acclimation 1P / Water Acclimation 1P / Water Acclimation
2P / Water Movement 2P / Water Movement 2P / Water Movement
5:00 - 5:30pm 3P / Water Stamina 3P / Water Stamina 3P / Water Stamina
4P / Stroke Introduction 4P / Stroke Introduction 4P / Stroke Introduction
5:00 - 5:40pm 1S / Water Acclimation 1S / Water Acclimation 1S / Water Acclimation
5:45 - 6:25pm 2S / Water Movement 2S / Water Movement 2S / Water Movement
3S / Water Stamina 3S / Water Stamina 3S / Water Stamina
4S / Stroke Introduction 4S / Stroke Introduction 4S / Stroke Introduction

Gym & Swim | 1 X per week for 6 weeks
$55 members | $92 community members (6 Lessons)

Preschool Lessons Ages 3 - 5
9:30 - 10:45am Wednesday Thursday
10:15 - 11:30am Wednesday Thursday