The Y is a national leader in swim instruction and water safety. YMCA aquatics programs are designed to teach personal water safety and swimming skills to everyone. Our progressive-swim instruction method uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

Upcoming Session

The next session for programs and swim lessons begins the week of September 11th. Registration Begins August 7th. 


New Swim Lesson Curriculum

WHAT LEVEL SHOULD MY CHILD BE IN?

Swim Lesson Level Selector

 

SWIM BASICS FOR PRESCHOOL, SCHOOL AGE, TEEN 

Stage Descriptions:

1 / Water Acclimation- Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance

2 / Water Movement- Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently

3 / Water Stamina- Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages

 

SWIM STROKES FOR PRESCHOOL, SCHOOL AGE, TEEN 

Stage Descriptions:

4 / Stroke Introduction- Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke

5 / Stroke Development- Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading and sidestroke

6 / Stroke Mechanics- Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle