Swim Lessons

“I can swim the whole way across the pool!”

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Hearing those excited words coming from a beaming child is about as rewarding as it gets. The kids don’t know that they’ve also learned to be safe in the water, to follow instructions, to develop new skills, to gain confidence and to make friends. But we do. The Y offers swim lessons year-round for every age — even adults (it’s never too late!). We can’t wait to meet your little swimmer.

 2017 Fall Swim Lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INFANT/PRESCHOOL CLASSES | 6 months – 5 years

Ages 6 Months-3 years
Swim Starters: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Water Discovery ( 6 –18mos)

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Water Exploration (18mos-3yrs)

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Preschool Ages 3-5

Swim Basics: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.
Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Stage 2: Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 3: Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Swim Strokes: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl  and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 

Youth Ages 6-13

Swim Basics: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.
Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Stage 2:Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 3: Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Swim Strokes: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl  and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stage 5/6: Stroke Development/Mechanics

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Aquatic Conditioning (Stage 4+) Aquatic conditioning is geared toward the swimmer that has some knowledge of the front and back crawl. In this level, students will learn about stroke technique and development. Students will learn the 4 competitive strokes and gain more endurance in the water. Flip turns, open turns, and diving will be practiced.

 

Customized Adult Swim Clinic Ages 14-Adult.

If you feel that you need the bottom or side of the pool to feel safe, you are at a beginner level in the program pool. If you are comfortable in all areas of the pool but need to work on technique, you are an Advanced Beginner in the lap pool. We will customize each lesson to meet individual needs. We will set goals and work to achieve swimming success.

Adult Swim Fitness Club

Swim Fitness Club is for adults wanting to work on stroke technique and endurance. It may improve strokes and endurance for triathlon athletes or anyone interested in swimming as a long term exercise option. We provide instruction and workouts to build on current skills.

Adapted Aquatics

Ages 4-20.  This program is designed for students with neurological, developmental, and cognitive challenges, and teaches them independent swimming and water safety. By introducing students to the water gradually in a quiet setting in private lessons, they are better able to focus their attention.