The YMCA aquatic program will not only teach your child how to swim, but also help your child learn about themselves, safety and rescue skills, and water activities that will last a lifetime. We ask that parents watch lessons from our viewing area so that your child will be able to bond with and trust the instructors helping them to focus on the class. This will increase their attention as well as the speed of learning in class. Please remember that all children under the age of 7 years old must have a parent in the water with them at all times. If attending swim lessons and you do not want to get in the water please have your child wait patiently on the side of the pool until the instructor comes over to start the class.
NOTE: Classes may be combined or split depending on the number of enrolled participants. We guarantee each child will receive the one-on-one attention needed to succeed. Concerned on what class to enroll your child? Swim evaluations will be done on the first class day and students can be moved to the level of your child’s swimming ability and skill.
SWIM STARTERS (Swimmers ages: 6 mo. - 2 years) 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, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. **Disposable diapers are not permitted in pools. Swim diapers are required to be worn by children not yet potty-trained.**
Meets: Saturdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am Fees: $40 YM $70 PM
SWIM BASICS 1,2,3 (Swimmers ages: 3-5 years old) Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills. 1: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 2: Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 3: Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. (30 min 5:1 ratio)
Meets: Mondays 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Fees: $40 YM $70 PM
Meets: Saturdays 10:00 am -10:30 am Fees: $40 YM $70 PM
SWIM STROKES 4,5,6 (Swimmers ages: 5-12 years-old) 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. 4: Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. 5: Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. 6: Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.(30 min 5:1 ratio)
Meets: Mondays 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Fees: $40 YM $70 PM
Meets: Saturdays 10:30 am –11:00 am Fees: $40 YM $70 PM
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Lessons will include 6 classes 30 minutes each. These lessons will provide students with the individual attention to enhance their stroke ability, endurance and form. These lessons can also be customized for Adults to include lessons, strokes and exercise.
Meets: Individualized schedules are set up based on availability of instructor and student.
Fees: $75 YM $150 PM
SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: Classes are for 30 minutes and meet 6 times. This class is designed to give families the opportunity to enhance their swimming and stroke skills together. Students need to be close to the same swim level.
Meets: Individualized schedules are set up based on availability of instructor and students.
Fees: $120 Total YM $225 Total PM
Total maximum number of participants is 3, each additional swimmer will pay an additional $45. Prices reflect total price, not per student.