Swimming Lessons

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, so it is important to choose the correct level for yourself or your child. 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 within the same level.

Parent Tot (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.

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
MARCH 12- MARCH 15
APRIL 30 – MAY 3
JUNE 11-JUNE 14
JULY 9 – JULY 12

Preschool (Age 2-5 Years) 

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.

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
JAN 22- JAN 25
FEB 5 – FEB 8
FEB 19 – FEB 22
MARCH 5 – MARCH 8
MARCH 19 – MARCH 22
APRIL 9 – APRIL 12
APRIL 16 – APRIL 19
APRIL 23 – APRIL 26
APRIL 30 – MAY 3
MAY 7 – 10
MAY 14 – 17
MAY 21 – MAY 24

TIME: 8:30 – 9:30am OR 5:30-6:30pm
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
JUNE 4 – JUNE 7
JUNE 11 – JUNE 14
JUNE 18 – JUNE 21
JUNE 25 – JUNE 28
JULY 9 – JULY 12
JULY 16 – JULY 19
JULY 23 – JULY 26
JULY 30 – AUG 2
AUG 6 – AUG 9

School Age: (Age 5-12 Years) 

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.

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
JAN 22- JAN 25
FEB 5 – FEB 8
FEB 19 – FEB 22
MARCH 5 – MARCH 8
MARCH 19 – MARCH 22
APRIL 9 – APRIL 12
APRIL 16 – APRIL 19
APRIL 23 – APRIL 26
APRIL 30 – MAY 3
MAY 7 – 10
MAY 14 – 17
MAY 21 – MAY 24

TIME: 8:30 – 9:30am OR 5:30-6:30pm
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
JUNE 4 – JUNE 7
JUNE 11 – JUNE 14
JUNE 18 – JUNE 21
JUNE 25 – JUNE 28
JULY 9 – JULY 12
JULY 16 – JULY 19
JULY 23 – JULY 26
JULY 30 – AUG 2
AUG 6 – AUG 9

Teen/Adult: (Age 13 and older) 

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, front crawl, back crawl, side stroke, elementary back stroke 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.

TIME: 5:30-6:30
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
Feb 12 – 15
MARCH 12 – MARCH 15
APRIL 30 – MAY 3
JUNE 11 – JUNE 14
JULY 9 –JULY 12

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

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

TIME: 5:40-6:15
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
DATES: 2018
Jan 29 – Feb 1
Feb 26 – Mar 1
April 2 –  April 5
April 30 – May 3


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