Swimming Lessons

Christmas 2018

At the YMCA, we believe everyone should learn to swim.  Knowing how to swim offers a great way to stay in shape, to stay safe and offers a lifetime of fun activities.  A few things to keep in mind to get the most out of swim lessons. First, learning to swim is progressive. It usually takes more than one session before a child or an adult is comfortable in the water. Swimming skills are progressive and build on each other, our aquatics staff will keep up with the levels you achieve. Swim lessons are non-competitive, so don’t feel pressured to push a higher level if not ready. It’s normal and even advised, to take several sessions to achieve your swimming goals!

Fall Swim Lessons 2018

Preschool (Age 2-5 Years)

1:4 INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT CLASS RATIO

Students will start by learning the fundamentals, personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills of: 1. Submerge, float, front glide, roll, back float, roll, back glide and exit. 2. Jump, push, turn, grab 3. Swim, Float Swim

In addition to the benchmark skills, beginning Preschool swimmers will become comfortable with submerge, front glide, back glide, front float, back float, rolling and exit of pool safely. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Advanced preschoolers will be introduced to swim on front, swimming on back, and treading water.

Fall Swim Lesson Sessions:

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday for 2 Weeks
DATES: 2018

SESSION 1: October 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th

SESSION 2: October 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th

SESSION 3: November 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th

SESSION 4: December 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th

2019 WINTER/SPRING SWIM LESSON SESSIONS:

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday for 2 Weeks

SESSION 1: January 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st

SESSION 2: February 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th

SESSION 3: February 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th

SESSION 4: March 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th

SESSION 5: March 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th

SESSION 6: April 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th

SESSION 7: April 23rd, 25th, 30th, May 2nd

 

School Age: (Age 5-12 Years)

1:6 INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT CLASS RATIO

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills: 1) Submerge, float, front glide, roll, back float, roll, back glide and exit  2) Jump, push, turn, grab  3) Swim, Float Swim

In addition to the benchmark skills, beginning swimmers will master submerge, front glide, back glide, front float, back float, roll and exit pool safely. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Advanced School Age will work on front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, side stroke, breaststroke, butterfly and treading water.

Fall Swim Lesson Sessions:

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday for 2 Weeks
DATES:

SESSION 1: October 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th

SESSION 2: October 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th

SESSION 3: November 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th

SESSION 4: December 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th

 

2019 WINTER/SPRING SWIM LESSON SESSIONS:

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday for 2 Weeks

SESSION 1: January 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st

SESSION 2: February 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th

SESSION 3: February 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th

SESSION 4: March 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th

SESSION 5: March 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th

SESSION 6: April 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th

SESSION 7: April 23rd, 25th, 30th, May 2nd

 

Teen/Adult: (Age 13 and older)

1:6 INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT CLASS RATIO

Teen and Adult classes can be designed for specific needs. It’s never too late to learn how to swim! These classes include safety skills, free stylel, back stroke, treating water, floating and survival skills. Whether you are looking for your first swim class or would like to improve your stroke, we have a class for you.

Fall Swim Lesson Sessions:

TIME: 6:30-7:30
DAYS: Monday/Wednesday for 2 weeks
DATES: 2018

SESSION 1: October 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th

SESSION 2: November 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th

SESSION 3: December 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th

 

S.E.A.L. (Special Education Adaptive Lessons)
Special Needs Swim Lessons

 INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT CLASS RATIO IS DETERMINED BY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Special Needs swim lessons are modified to work with each participant on their individual needs, while learning basic water safety, water acclimation, and swimming skills. The registration form will help us determine the class setting that will best suit your child’s needs.  Group (1:2 or 1:3), Private (1:1) and Parent/Child lesson will all be taught by qualified swim instructors and volunteers to assist as needed. A meeting may be set up prior to the lesson to help better access the child. They have 4 classes of 35 minutes, and will schedule times with availability. Come by the YMCA to fill out a request form.

Private Swim Lessons (6 years old and up)

1:1 INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT CLASS RATIO

Please come by the Greenwood Family YMCA to get a Private Swim Lesson request form. All lessons are scheduled one on one with a certified swim instructor around your schedule. Waiting list is possible.

Swim Starters: (6 – 24 Months)

Infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of Supervision. Classes consist of 45 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of practice.

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