Learn to Swim at the Y
Children learn to swim using the YMCA Progressive swim guidelines. Using both instruction and play, kids build their skills at their pace, ensuring that they succeed often, build confidence and have fun. The classes help children develop strokes, water safety skills, life skills and provide a positive learning experience. Attention New Swimmers: Swim Tests are required (for proper placement) prior to program registration. Call for your free swim test prior to registration.
Level I: Intro to Water Skills
Each child works on building confidence in the water, learning skills such as, putting their face in the water, swimming comfortably unassisted with a noodle, and floating on their back with assistance. (30 MIN)
Level II: Fundamental Water Skills
Each child continues to become more confident in the water, learning to swim short distances without assistance with their face in and out of the water, floating unassisted on their back, and jumping in the water un assisted. Sitting dives are also introduced. (30 MIN)
Level III: Stroke Development
The main focus of this class is the introduction of proper freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke technique for short distances. Jumping and diving into the deep end is also introduced. (30 MIN)
Level IV: Stroke Improvement
Swimmers will continue to work on their stroke technique and diving skills learned in level three, while also building their endurance through increasing the distance each stroke is swam. Butterfly along with flip turns are also introduced. (45 MIN)
Level V: Stroke Refinement
In this class, swimmers will have the chance to fine tune their strokes and continue to work on building their endurance. Swimming drills are used to really focus on perfecting stroke development. (45 MIN)
Preschool Gym and Swim
This program is the perfect solution to finding time in your schedule for your preschooler to participate in both swim lessons and gymnastics class. For ages 3-5, the class will consist of a half hour gymnastics class focusing on coordination and balance, and a 30 minute swim lesson where they will work on water acclimation and stroke development.