The YMCA has been teaching people to swim longer than any other organization in the world. At the Winona Family YMCA we have swimming lessons for people of all ages and abilities. We start at 6 months with our "SKIPPERS" program for preschoolers. Then we move to our grade school "progressive" lessons and then on to adult lessons. We even have a class for people who are terrified of water.
YMCA SWIM LESSONS Frequently Asked Questions:
1. My child has missed a class; can we have a refund, or come to another class time? Swim lesson fees are generally non-refundable. Coming to another class is not an option, since most of our classes fill up and we have limited class sizes and pool space.
2. Is there anything I can do to help my child learn how to swim? YES! Encourage your children. Work with your children on the swimming skills they are learning in class at home, such as blowing bubbles or floating in the bathtub. And, most importantly, practice whenever possible.
3. Should my child wear goggles in class? They are not required, but highly recommended. Goggles help protect the eyes from chlorine irritation.
4. Do lessons meet on no school days or snow days? Yes and yes. Lessons continue even if school is not in session with the exception of Thanksgiving week in the fall when all classes are suspended for the holiday week.