Make a splash with YMCA Swim Lessons!
Learning to swim teaches skills to be safe in the water and so much more. Swimming builds self confidence, develops self-esteem and makes water a safe, fun environment for a lifetime. We are focused on teaching lifesaving skills and developing a generation of strong swimmers and confident kids. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to determine your child's swim lesson level.
- Sessions: Group swim lessons are offered on a quarterly basis. If the group swim lessons you are interested in are full, please check back in a few months for the next season's lesson information.
- Waitlist: Group swim lessons fill up quickly. If you are put on a waitlist, a Y staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available.
- Lesson Refund Policy: Due to high demand and small class size, we are unable to offer refunds once lessons have started.
FALL SESSION DATES & COSTS
Fall Session 1: Swim Lessons
Class Dates: Oct. 2-19 (3 weeks, 6 classes)
Registration Opens: Tuesday, September 19 at 9am
|SESSION 1 COST||MEMBER COST||COMMUNITY MEMBER COST|
Fall Session 2: Swim Lessons
Class Dates: Oct. 23-Nov. 9 (3 weeks, 5 or 6 classes)*
Please Note: For Tue/Thu Classes, there will be no class on Tue, Oct. 31.
Registration Opens: Tuesday, October 17 at 9am
|SESSION 2 COST||MEMBER COST||COMMUNITY MEMBER COST|
|M/W Group Lessons||$32||$47|
|T/Th Group Lessons||$25||$30|
|T/Th Parent/Child Lessons||$26.25||$38.75|
FALL SESSION TIMES
|Pike||Mon & Wed||4:00-4:30pm|
|Eel||Mon & Wed||4:35-5:05pm|
|Pike||Mon & Wed||5:10-5:40pm|
|Eel||Mon & Wed||5:45-6:15pm|
|Eel||Mon & Wed||6:20-6:50pm|
|Parent/Child||Tue & Thu||9:30-10:00am|
|Pike||Tue & Thu||4:00-4:30pm|
|Eel||Tue & Thu||4:35-5:05pm|
|Pike||Tue & Thu||5:10-5:40pm|
|Eel||Tue & Thu||5:45-6:15pm|
|Pike||Tue & Thu||6:20-6:50pm|
|Polliwog||Mon & Wed||4:35-5:05pm|
|Guppy||Mon & Wed||5:10-5:40pm|
|Polliwog||Mon & Wed||5:45-6:15pm|
|Minnow||Mon & Wed||6:20-6:50pm|
|Polliwog||Tue & Thu||4:35-5:05pm|
|Guppy||Tue & Thu||5:10-5:40pm|
|Polliwog||Tue & Thu||5:45-6:15pm|
|Guppy||Tue & Thu||6:20-6:50pm|
SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
Choose Your Swim Lesson Level
Parent/Child (6 months - 3 years old)
Experience the water with your baby. This class introduces your child to blowing bubbles, kicking and floating. Have fun playing, singing songs and getting comfortable in the water.
Prerequisite: 6 - 36 months of age.
*ACCOMPANYING ADULT REQUIRED*
Pike (3-5 years old)
Water adjustment, safe pool behavior and fun are the focus of this beginning level class. Children will learn arm stroke, kicking, blowing bubbles, and floating in the small pool.
Prerequisite: 3-5 years old and can separate from parents
Eel (3-5 years old)
This class builds on the basic swimming skills learned in the Pike class. Learning to float, kick and swim on the front and back without any assistance are the main goals of Eel.
Prerequisite: Comfortably be underwater for 3-5 seconds.
Polliwog (6 years old & up)
As the beginning level for school aged children, Polliwog focuses on kicking, floating, backstroke, and freestyle with rotary breathing in deep and shallow water.
Prerequisite: 6 years and older or Instructor approval.
Guppy (6 years old & up)
Students continue to practice freestyle and backstroke, and are introduced to breaststroke. Children also learn personal safety, sitting dive, and beginning skills for flip turns.
Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 15 yards.
Minnow (6 years old & up)
This class helps build endurance and develop technique for all of the strokes. Students practice rotary breathing, learn standing dive, and are introduced to butterfly.
Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 25 yards.
Pre-Competition (6 years old & up)
With an emphasis on endurance and preparation for swim team, students learn racing starts, flip turn, and continue to strengthen swimming technique in all four strokes.
Prerequisite: Completion of Minnow or Instructor approval.
For more information:
Chrystal Jolicoeur, Aquatics Coordinator