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Swim Lessons

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

  • A Program for children ages 6 months to 4 years with an adult. Classes include introduction to basic water skills such as floating, kicking and paddling. Songs and games are used as instructional aids. Thirty minute classes meet once a week during each session unless noted otherwise on the session flyer.  All classes are with parent in the water.

Shrimp/Kipper/Inia
6-18 months

Perch
19months- 36months

Perch Plus          
30-36 months (advanced, must be able to swim independently) Must be approved by Aquatics Director or Instructor (Jackie) to enroll for this class.

Pike w/parent  
3-4 years 
Goal is to get parents out of the water and child swimming independently and ready for a class on their own.

Preschool Program

  • A program for children ages 3-6 years.
    30 minute classes meet once a week during each session
    Children progress through 4 levels as they master skills
  • Pike
    This is the first level. Children wear flotation and need to be comfortable without mom or dad in the pool. Primary skills taught include breathing, floating, kicking and paddling as well as building self confidence.

    Eel
    To enter eel children must be able to swim 10-15 yards in a horizontal position with 2 or less squares on the flotation belt. Children must be comfortable putting their faces in the water and blowing bubbles. They also should be confident floating without the help of a parent or instructor.
  • Ray/Starfish
    To enter ray/starfish children must be confident swimming 15-20 yards with no flotation on their front & back. They need to be able to submerge while blowing bubbles and be comfortable in the deeper water with flotation.
  • Pre-K 
    A mix of all preschool age levels and each participant taught to their ability.
  • Youth Swim Lessons

    A program for children ages 6 to 14 years

    40minute classes meet once a week during each session

    Children progress through 8 levels as they master skills
    We offer private lessons and children at higher levels are invited to join the Swim Team.

    Polliwog
    This is for children who are still dependant on the use of flotation or afraid of the water. This is a beginner level where children work on their endurance and improve  their breathing, kicking, floating and paddling skills. To complete Polliwog II they must be able to swim 25 yards without flotation on their stomachs and 15 yards without flotation on their backs.

    Guppy
    To enter Guppy children must be swimming 25 yards without flotation on their stomachs and 15 yards without flotation on their backs. Children learn front crawl and back crawl as well as improve strength and endurance.

    Minnow
    Minnow is an intermediate level where children improve upon their front and back crawl techniques as well as learn the basics of breast stroke and side stroke. To enter minnow children must be able to swim 25 yards of both front and back crawl and be able to demonstrate an endurance swim of at least 50 yards.

    Fish
    Fish is and intermediate/advanced level where children focus on endurance. Children refine such as strokes as breast stroke and side stroke and learn proper dives, starts and the basics of competitive swimming. To enter Fish children must be able to complete a 100 yard endurance swim, and 50  yards of front and back crawl, 25 yards of breast stroke and side stroke.
  • Home School Lessons (6-12 years)
    Mixed abilities of the regular Youth Swim Programs.  Each student is taught to their swimming ability levels.

  • Pre-Competitive
    To enter Pre-competitive, children must demonstrate an endurance swim of at least 250 yards, and 100 yards of front and back crawl as well as at least 50 yards of both breast stroke and side stroke. Children learn the basics of competitive swimming, water safety and life guarding skills as well as improve their endurance.

* Thunder & Lightning Policy – The YMCA will require immediate closure of  the pool in the event that lightning or thunder is present in or around the area. The pools will remain closed until 30 minutes past the last visible lightning strike or episode of thunder.