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Dive Into A New Adventure

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America's swim instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.

The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is designed to teach this lifelong skill to children of all skill levels in a safe environment. 

Pricing, Registration and Schedule

Find the Right Lesson

As we re-emerge, we are still operating with adjusted swim lesson levels.  At this time lessons are divided by skill level as well as age group.  Please review the swim lesson level descriptions to help you find the right level. 

Parent/Child - Water Exploration

Ages 6 months to 2 years. This class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Participants and parents will learn body positions, blowing bubbles, fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
This is a 30 minute class.

Preschool 1 - Water Acclimation

This is a beginning class for children with limited or no swimming experience which will introduce following directions in a group setting, blowing bubbles, bobbing to safety, and submerging underwater independently.


NO PREREQUISITES.
Ages 2-5
This is a 30 minute class.

Preschool 2 - Water Movement

A beginning class for children who have completed Preschool 1 or who are very comfortable in the water and able to submerge independently. This class will reinforce basic skills learned in Preschool 1 while teaching them to float, kick, and glide without assistance.


PREREQUISITES: Must submerge independently.
Ages 2-5
This is a 30 minute class.

Preschool 3 - Water Stamina

This is an intermediate class for swimmers who are able to float independently, kick and glide with minimal support. This class will emphasize independence by teaching glides with kicking, front and back crawl.


PREREQUISITES: must submerge and float independently and swim 2-3 body lengths on front and back.
Ages 2-5
This is a 30 minute class.

Preschool 4 - Stroke Introduction

This is an advanced class for swimmers who can glide with kicks 3-5 body lengths independently and front crawl about 5 yards with minimal support. This class will emphasize front & back crawl and introduce side-breathing. This class will reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.


PREREQUISITES: glide with kicks independently for 3-5 body lengths and swim front crawl about 5 yards.
Ages 2-5
This is a 30 minute class.

Level 1 - Water Acclimation

A beginning class for older children with limited or no swimming experience to gain confidence in the water. This class will introduce submerging, front & back floating, front & back glides, and beginning arm strokes.


NO PREREQUISITES
Ages 6-12
This is a 30 minute class.

Level 2 - Water Movement

A beginning class for older children who are able to float, kick, and glide on their own. This class will emphasize moving forward in the water using front and back crawl.


PREREQUISITES: Float on front and back independently, front and back glides with kicks for 2-3 body lengths.
Ages 6-12
This is a 30 minute class.

Level 3 - Water Stamina

An intermediate class for swimmers who are able to roll from front to back float and front crawl independently for about 10 yards. This class will emphasize improving stroke technique, increasing endurance, and introduce side-breathing, breaststroke kick, and deep water comfort. Water safety skills are also developed.


PREREQUISITES: Roll from front to back float and front crawl 10 yards.
Ages 6-12
This is a 30 minute class.

Level 4 - Stroke Introduction

An intermediate class for swimmers who are proficient at Level 3 skills and can swim 25 yards using a combination of front and back strokes. This class will emphasize endurance and side-breathing while working on deep water comfort and introducing treading.


PREREQUISITES: swim front and back crawl at least 15 yards each. Must be able to swim the length of the pool without assistance using a combination of front and back strokes.
Ages 6-12
This is a 45 minute class.

Level 5 - Stroke Development

An advanced class that introduces breaststroke and butterfly as well as reinforces water safety through treading and elementary backstroke.


PREREQUISITES: 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, deep water comfort.
Ages 6-15
This is a 45 minute class.

Level 6 - Stroke Mechanics

A class for advanced swimmers who can swim at least 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke as well as 25 yards of breaststroke. This class works to refine stroke technique on all competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


PREREQUISITES: 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke, 25 yards of breaststroke.
Ages 6-15
This is a 45 minute class.

Adult Swim Basics

This is a class for adults with little or no swimming experience. The class will focus on basic water comfort while introducing floating, streamline, body positions, and basic stroke technique.


NO PREREQUISITES
This is a 60 minute once-per-week class.

Adult Swim Strokes

This class is for adults who are comfortable in the water and have a basic understanding of swimming and strokes. This class will help build endurance and refine technique and introduce lap swimming etiquette.


PREREQUISITES: Must be able to swim 25 yards
This is a 60 minute once-per-week class.

 

What to bring?

Swimming Attire

Most bathing suits and swim trunks are acceptable. We ask that any swimwear fits snuggly so it will not hinder any movement. Children should not attend swim lessons with any type of built-in flotation.

Swim Caps

If you or your child is prone to chill, a swim cap may help. We welcome and encourage this! For swimmers with long hair, we ask that it be tied back away from the face with a rubber band so it does not interfere with learning to breathe. *No metal clips please—they can fall out in the water and cause rust-stains on our pool bottom.

Goggles

For the beginner swimmer, goggles can present a false sense of safety. If your swimmer feels that they need goggles, they may bring them.

Towel

Please bring your own towel to the lesson.

*Any youth under the age of 12, must also be part of a household membership for access, they cannot have their own memberships for swim lessons with inactive parents on the account.