Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Youth Swim programs are focused on keeping kids safe in and around water while developing confidence and skills that last a lifetime.
YMCA Swim Lessons are focused on keeping kids safe in and around water while developing confidence and skills that last a lifetime. Our programs are about more than just the techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills and developing self-esteem. 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.
Fees are per child per session. 7-8 lessons per session.
New sessions start at the beginning of every month.
Ages: 6 months-3 years
Parent and Child Lesson
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Children will explore body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Accompanied by a parent in the water, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.
Mon & Fri: 8:30-9:00 am, 2x a week for 4 weeks
Saturday: 8:30-9:00 am, 1x a week for 8 weeks
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance, and eventually self-rescue skills independently. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
Preschool (3-5 yrs) Lesson Times
Mon & Fri: 9:15–9:45 am, 2x a week for 4 weeks
Mon & Wed: 5:30–6:00 pm, 2x a week for 4 weeks
Youth (6-12 yrs) Lesson Times
Mon & Wed: 6:15–6:45 pm, 2x a week for 4 weeks
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Mon & Wed: 7:00-7:30 pm, 2x a week for 4 weeks
Ability Based Program
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and side stroke. Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing and foster a lifetime of physical activity
Tue & Thurs: 5:30-6:15 pm, 2x a week for 4 weeks