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

Fall Programs begin September 10 - October 20 registration opens August 6th. 

 


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