For over 150 years, the YMCA has been teaching communities to swim and be safe around water. This summer we continue that legacy offering swim lessons for preschoolers, school-aged kids and private and semi private.
Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation
In Stage 1: Water Acclimation, you will get comfortable with underwater exploration and learn how to safely get out of the water if you fall in.
Move to Stage 2 when you: are willing to go underwater voluntarily, you can perform a front and back float and you can glide with assistance.
Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement
In Stage 2: Water Movement, lessons will focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement.
Move to Stage 3 when you can do: a front and back float on your own and front and back glide 5' (preschool) or 10' (school age).
Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina
In Stage 3: Water Stamina, students will learn to swim longer distances, how to do rhythmic breathing and integrate movements of your arms and legs.
Move to Stage 4 when you can: swim 10 yards (preschool) or 15 yards (school-age) on your front and back; and swim-float-swim 15 yards (preschool) or 25 yards (school-age)
School Age Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
In Stage 4: Stroke Introduction, students develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.
Move to Stage 5 when you can: swim 15 yards doing the elementary backstroke, back crawl & front crawl with rotary breathing plus swim-float-swim 25 yards and 15 yards of breaststroke and butterfly kicks.
School Age Stage 5: Stroke Development
In Stage 5: Stoke Development, students will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes.
Move to stage 6 when you can swim: 50 yards continuously of any stroke, 25 yards of good front crawl, side stroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and 15 yard butterfly.
Private Swim Lessons
Private and semi-private swim lessons are available. Registration is required. After you register, you can schedule lessons with a YMCA instructor.