Pre-K Swim Lessons
This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills that are building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety and the use of personal floatation devices. A caring swim instructor teaches the 30 minute class.
Ages 3-5 years old Registration: Available all sessions
Children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Using a floatation device, this class includes basic stroke and kicking skills, floating, blowing bubbles in the water and pool safety.
Eel (Intermediate Beginner)
For children who are comfortable in the water and able to swim 10 yards on the front, back, and side with a float belt and 5 feet without a flotation device. Children are taught to float, kick, swim with their face under water and perform progressive arm movements across the pool.
Ray (Advanced Beginner)
For children who can swim 15 feet with faces in the water with no flotation device and able to swim 25 yards with a float belt. Reviews and improves stroke skills on front, back and side, builds endurance and teaches treading water skills.
The YMCA youth swim lesson program is designed to help build a lifelong interest in swimming for fitness, challenge youth minds and provide role models for children to use in determining their own values. Each skill level builds the preceding level, with seven levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. These classes are 45 minutes long.
Ages 6-12 years old
Registration: Available all sessions
Cost: $20 Members
Beginner level for those uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. This class includes basic water skills such as gliding with face in the water, floating and kicking. Basic strokes are taught with the assistance of a flotation device. Children should be able to swim 25 yards with the assistance of a flotation device.
Guppy (Advanced Beginner)
For children able to swim 20 feet without a flotation device. This class includes swimming on front, back and side and taking a breath while swimming. Some diving is also taught.
For children able to swim 25 yards on front, back and side with or without a flotation device. This class teaches front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, sidestroke, and beginning breaststroke.
For children able to swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breast stroke. Refines breast stroke, teaches butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Children should be comfortable diving, floating, and treading water.
Shark (Very Advanced)
Swimmers are introduced to competitive swimming skills of flip turns and individual medleys. Children should be able to swim front crawl, back stroke, and sidestroke 50 yards with flip turns. This class can be used to get children ready for Swim Team.