Confidence in the Water.
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, as well as group Aquatic Fitness Classes. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pool and swim with the folks that created group swim lessons!
Swimming lessons are now enrolling:
- Monday and Wednesday 3-week sessions
- Limited Private Lesson Time Slots available (email email@example.com for more information)
Help Teach Confidence.
We are looking for a few people to join our team of swim instructors! Do you know someone who may be interested in working a few hours a week while helping kids learn lifesaving skills? Evenings and/or weekend hours available. Flexible scheduling. Must be 15 years old or older. Will train on site. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online.
Aqua Baby (6 months-1 year)
This is a parent/child swim class that teaches aquatic skills in a progressively structured but fun way. This class will not make your child an independent swimmer; instead, this class will acclimate them to the water and show them how fun the water can be! Skills learned include getting adjusted to the water and getting comfortable being on both their back and front positions in the water. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult IN the water.
Aqua Tot (Ages 1 and 2)
This is a parent/child swim class that continues to build on comfort levels in the water. This class will not make your child an independent swimmer. It will however, continue to build on comfort in the water as well as introduce skills such as back floating and breath control. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult IN the water.
Beginner Preschool (Ages 3 and 4)
Beginner Preschool is a class meant to orient young preschoolers to the water. This class will help them become more comfortable and safer in aquatic environments. Breath control, submerging, buoyancy, and changing direction in the water are just a few of the skills we will work on with this class.
Preschool (Ages 4 and 5- prior to starting kindergarten)
This class will continue to build on the skills in the beginner preschool level. This class is designed for your children ages 4 and 5. They will continue to progress through skills such as breath control, submerging, buoyancy, and changing directions in the water. This level marks the beginning of working towards more independence in the water, while still focusing on water safety topics.
Swim Level 1 (School aged children 5 and above.)
This class is designed to introduce basic water skills to school age children. This class is designed for those children that may not have much/any water experience. This class will work on establishing a positive relationship between your child and the water, with safety in mind. Your child’s ability to be comfortable in the water while working on skills such as breath control, retrieving submerged objects, and working with buoyancy will help them strive to become more independent in the water.
Swim Level 2
This class is designed for those students who have passed level 1, or can demonstrate breath control and fully submerge to retrieve underwater objects, float and roll in the water with assistance, and demonstrate simultaneous and alternation leg and arm action on both front and back with assistance. They will continue to build progressively on the previously mentioned skills to begin to complete all skills independently.
Swim Level 3
This class is designed for those students who have passed level 2 or can demonstrate fully holding breath and submerging, can independently float on back and front, can independently directional changes and treading water, and can swim on front with combined arm and leg actions. This class will progressively build on the previous skills while introducing new strokes. At this level, sitting dives will be introduced into the skill set as well.
Swim Level 4
This class is designed for those students who have passed level 3 or can jump in and recover to the side of the pool, independently float in deep water, demonstrate several different strokes ( back stroke, front crawl, breast stroke, and side stroke.) This level will continue to develop the previous mentioned strokes as well as introduce new skills. This class is for students who are already confident in the water and are looking to improve their technique.
Beginner or Intermediate This class is for adult swimmers who feel comfortable in the water and are looking to improve technique and learn new strokes.
Stroke Refinement and Conditioning
Stroke refinement and conditioning
This class is for those 8 or older who can swim at least 25 yards each in front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. This class is designed to help strengthen and build endurance while refining the technical aspects of each stroke. This class would be a good fit if you would like to begin working towards joining a swim team or even if you want to maintain and better your swimming during the off season. Students will be timed and given goal to reach to better those times and push themselves with each stroke. Classes will be 1 hour, 3 days a week, for 4 weeks.
If you are unsure and would like to be swim tested for this class, please email email@example.com in order to set up a time.
Additional course requirements:
All students will need goggles (eyes only, no nose coverage)
Females need a one piece suit
Males need trunks that tighten on waist (can be tied and secure)
All hair needs to be up and out of the face
Swim caps are allowed but not required
Please note that this facility does not use diving blocks