YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
In all YMCA programs our goal is to develop a child’s spirit, mind and body. We accomplish this through…
• Building self-esteem
• Parent education
• Promoting the YMCA’s core values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility)
• Water adjustment
• Basic stroke development
• Aquatic safety instruction
• Physical activity and endurance
• Peer interaction
Certified YMCA instructors are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment. This is achieved through sharing, modeling, encouraging, teaching, challenging and supporting each child.
See Class Level description below.
Sessions run year round!!
Members $35 per session
Non-members $60 per session
PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS
(Ages 6 – 36 months)
Ski & Perch (ages 6 - 36 months)
The primary objective of these levels is to get both the parent and the child comfortable in the water. The child will explore a new environment while the parent will learn how to teach their child to be safe in and around the water. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. Children should be registered by age. A parent or adult 16 years or older must be in the water with the child for these classes.
PRE-SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS
(Ages 3-5 years)
Pike (ages 3-5): Beginner Level
A beginning class for children who have never been in the water or are fearful of the water. Children will work on building endurance, self-confidence and are introduced to skills that will progressively allow them to move without assistance.
Eel (ages 3-5): Advanced Beginner
Students are more comfortable in the water, but are still considered a beginner. Students are working on coordination, confidence and endurance in the water. Prerequisite: PIKE
Ray (ages 3-5): Intermediate Level
This intermediate preschool class is for students who are becoming less dependent on assistance. They will improve stroke skills, personal safety and rescue skills and endurance by swimming on their front and back. Prerequisite: EEL
Starfish (ages 3-5): Advanced
For the child that can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance. Refine strokes and improve personal safety, rescue skills, floating and underwater swimming skills. Prerequisite: RAY
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Polliwog (ages 6-12): Beginner Level
A beginning class for children who do not know how to swim and have never had a structured beginning level class. Children will become comfortable in the water, learn personal water safety, front and back crawl strokes are introduced.
Guppy (ages 6-12): Advanced Beginner Level
Children will continue to gain confidence in the water. Students practice rotary breathing, lifesaving skills, survival floating and treading water. Prerequisites: Participants must be able to swim 10 yards.
Minnow (ages 6-12): Intermediate Level
Students are moving from beginners to intermediates. Improving the back crawl, elementary backstroke and front crawl. Introduces breaststroke and improves safety skills. Introduction to sidestroke. Prerequisites: Participants must be able to swim at least one lap of any stroke and be comfortable in deep water.
Fish (ages 6-12): Advanced Intermediate
Continued development and perfecting skills and strokes learned in previous classes. Introduction to dolphin kick. Prerequisites: Participants must be able to swim one length of the pool using front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
Flying Fish (ages 6-12): Advanced
Students are introduced to the butterfly stroke and continue work on endurance and safety skills. Prerequisites: Participants must be able to swim two lengths of the pool using front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and elementary backstroke.
Shark (ages 6-12): Advanced
At this advanced level, students learn the relevance of swimming skills, lifesaving techniques, conditioning and decision making. Prerequisites: Flying Fish