Water Babies

Our SWIM STARTERS classes are accompanied by a parent and for children 6 months through 3 years. 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.

Parents accompany children ages 6 months-2 years, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.


Please visit the group swim lessons page for more information on infant water programming! Or for more information on registration or class times, contact Nicole, Aquatics Coordinator for the Ottumwa YMCA at 641-684-6571 ext.16.