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 Summer Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons 2017

Summer Swim Lessons 2017

Summer Swim Lessons 2017 descriptions

Summer Swim Lessons 2017 descriptions

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INFANT/PRESCHOOL CLASSES | 6 months – 5 years

 Water Discovery | SWIM STARTERS
Skip (6 mo-3 yrs)

This class is for infants and toddlers including some 3 year olds. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences.

Preschool Ages 3-5
SWIM BASICS l Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Pike Level 1 (3 yr)

A beginner level class for children 3 years old.  Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

 SWIM BASICS l Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Eel Level 1 (4-5 yr)

A beginner level class for 4 & 5 year olds.  Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

SWIM BASICS l Stage 2: Water Movement

Ray (Mature 3-5 yrs with instructor approval)

Advanced beginner class for students who can jump into deep water, are comfortable going under water, and can float unsupported.  We will continue to improve on swim, float, swim sequencing and jump, push, turn & grab along with rhythmic breathing for beginning crawl stroke.

SWIM BASICS l Stage 3: Water Stamina

Starfish (Mature 3-5 yrs with instructor approval)

This preschool level is for those that have mastered the SWIM BASICS PLUS and are ready to move on to learning additional water safety skills and begin SWIM STROKES that will help foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Youth Ages 6-13 | SWIM BASICS Adults 14 years+

 SWIM BASICS l Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Pollywog 1 (6-13 yrs)

This beginner level is for students with no formal swim instructions and those who may be afraid to put his/her face under water and who have not learned to float. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

SWIM BASICS l Stage 2: Water Movement

Pollywog 2 (6-13 yrs)

This is for the advanced beginner students who are comfortable jumping into deep water, floating on front and back and going underwater. We will begin to explore moving through the water using rhythmic breathing, continuing with swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, and grab. This develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages.

SWIM BASICS l Stage 3: Water Stamina

Guppy (6-13 yrs)

At this level students have completed the fundamentals in SWIM BASICS, SWIM BASICS PLUS and are introduced to front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, dolphin kick, and sidestroke kick. Additional water safety skills are included and students begin to foster a lifetime of physical activity.

 SWIM STROKES l Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Minnow (6-13 yrs)

Students will learn the back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.  Students will improve on front crawl form and endurance. These skills help foster a lifetime of physical activity.

 SWIM STROKES l Stage 5/6: Stroke Development/Mechanics

Flying Fish (6-13 yrs)

Students learn to perfect all strokes and work on endurance and fitness swimming. Flip turns, personal safety, and rescue skills are practiced. After progressing through the stages in all three categories, students have the opportunity to follow three different pathways: Competition, Leadership, or Recreation.

Aquatic Conditioning
Ages 6 through 13 Levels 4, 5, & 6

There are two levels within this class.   A prerequisite swim test which includes 50 yards of front and back crawl will determine which level the student will be in. The students will be developing stroke technique for the 4 competitive strokes and will include work on starts, turns and endurance.  Class meets 2 x week.

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.