Swim Lessons

SWIMMING LESSONS: FROM INFANT TO ADULT

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The Y has been teaching people to swim for more than a century. In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. Kids and adults alike can develop lifelong skills from YMCA swim lessons that can help them stay healthy and safe.

Member $35 Nonmember $50

Session I: September 8-October 18

Session II: October 27-December 13 (No lessons week of Thanksgiving)

One 30 minute lesson per week for 6 weeks

Parent Child 10:30 am Saturday. Parent/Child Sensory Art precedes this program at 9:30 am.

Level 1  Pike/Eel
4:15 pm Thursdays* -OR- 8:15 am Saturdays**

Level 2  Ray/Star Fish
5:00 pm Thursdays* -OR- 9:00 am Saturdays**

Level 3  Polliwog
4:15 pm Tuesdays* -OR- 9:45 am Saturdays**

Level 4  Guppy
5:00 pm Tuesdays* -OR- 9:45 am Saturdays**

Level 5  Minnow
4:15 pm Mondays* -OR- 9:00 am Saturdays**

Level 6 Fish/Flying Fish
5:00 pm Mondays* -OR- 8:15 am Saturdays**

*Week day lessons are in the small pool.

**Saturday lessons level 4, 5, 6 are in the big pool.

If unsure of level, please schedule an assessment. Assessments, by appointment, are held the Saturday before the session during family swim from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the small pool. 


LEVEL DESCRIPTION

 

Parent Child (6 months-3 years) A first-time water experience. Parents are given guidance on how to develop their children’s abilities, a chance to explore a new environment and to build skills that add to their self-confidence. Both the parent and child will benefit from taking part in an     experience that lets them learn and have fun together in the   water.

Level 1 Pike/Eel Beginner: Kids learn to be more comfortable in the water by   putting their face in the water, floating, kicking, and intro to rhythmic breathing.

Level 2 Ray/Star Fish: Floating on front and back, front glide, kicking with floatation device, intro to rotary breathing, intro to front and back crawl, swimming without floatation device, intro to sitting and kneeling dives and treading water.

Level 3 Polliwogs: Floating (front and back), flutter kick, arm usage, rhythmic breathing, intro to more advanced back crawl.

Level 4 Guppies: Arm usage, rhythmic breathing with stroke, rhythmic breathing with stroke/kick, intro to treading water and diving.

Level 5 Minnows: Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, surface dive, standing dive, survival floating, treading and underwater swim.

Level 6 Fish/Flying Fish: Highest level of swim lessons which involves: treading water, practicing all of the different strokes, various dives, survival floating, and underwater swim.