Youth Swim Program

Preschool Swim Program

  • Beginner- YMCA- Water Acclimation; Red Cross- Preschool 1 & 2
  • Advanced- YMCA- Water Movement; Red Cross- Preschool Level 3

The Preschool Swim Program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills/building blocks of swimming. They will learn about pool safety and the use of personal flotation devices. The 30-minute class is taught by a caring, qualified swim instructor. Buoyant bubbles and other teaching devices are used to promote skill development. Class participants are divided into skill levels and class size is 1:4 ratio of instructor to child.

Ages: 3-5
30 minutes

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Youth Swim Program

45-minute class is for children ages 6 &up. It is comprised of 5 main
components: personal safety, stroke development, water sports & games and rescue. Skill levels build upon the strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Youth 1 beginner is for children who have never had swim lessons or still use a bubble. Youth I programs are 30-45 minutes.

Youth I

Youth I Beginner (with floatation)

YMCA- Water Movement; Red Cross- Preschool Levels 1 & 2
This is for the child who has never had swim lessons previously or for the child who still uses a bubble or may have fear of the water.

Ages 6 & up
30 minutes

Youth I

YMCA- Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction; Red Cross- Level 3
Each child is placed in a class according to his/her abilities. Each group works on personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, fitness and rescue skills.

Ages 6 & up
45 minutes

Youth I Advanced

YMCA- Stroke Development; Red Cross- Level 4
Ages 6 & up
45 minutes

Youth II

YMCA- Stroke Mechanics; Red Cross- Level 5/6
Youth ll participants must be able to complete 50 yards of the front crawl with rotary breathing and 50 yards of the back crawl as well as tread water for 2 min. Participants will become proficient in all strokes, build stamina & endurance.

45 minutes

Parent/Child Swim Program

30-minute class is for children ages 6 – 36 months & their parents.

Primary objective is to have both the parent and child comfortable in the water. This is a non-submersive class. Children will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parents will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safe in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water, such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. Activities are based on developmental abilities of the child.Ages 6-36 months w/parent30 minutes