YMCA Swim Lessons
The child MUST be 3 yrs. old on the first day of class; participate without parents. Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper with snug fitting plastic pants and a swim suits. Introduces: basic such as bubbling, kicking, floating skills, arm movements, and safety skills using games, songs and fun; motor skills develop Not every child will progress after one session to the next level. It may take 3-4 sessions at the same level before completion of consistent skills. Children are evaluated throughout the session by the Aquatic Director and the Lesson Coordinator and receive an evaluation report. Children are evaluated at the beginning of each session for proper placement.
This is the very beginning for swimming lessons without parent’s. Students must be at least 3 years old and wear a swim diaper, if they are not potty trained. They will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, kick, blow bubbles, assisted front and back floats, and other safety techniques.
| Program Code ||Days||Date||Times|
Once students have graduated from Water Acclimation they will begin Water Movement. Students should still be at least 3 years old and wear swim diapers, if they are not potty trained. Students will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, submerge under the water, independent from front and back floats, independent from front and back glides, and other safety techniques.
This is the final step in our swimming basics part of the program. Students must be at least 3 years old and wear a swim diaper, if they are not potty trained. Students will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, swim on their front, swim on their back, tread water, retrieve an item chest deep off the bottom, and other safely techniques.
This is the first step in our Swim Strokes part of the lesson and should only be started after swimmers have finished the swimming basics. Students should at least be 5 years old. Students at this level will begin to learn how to do front crawl, back crawl, dive, elementary back stroke, tread water, breast stroke, and butterfly. Different parts of these lessons will take place in the lazy river and the lap pool.
This is the second step of the swim Strokes part of the lessons and students should be at least 5 years old. Students will be working on building endurance, front craw for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, dives, sidestroke, treading water, breast stroke 25 yards, and butterfly for 25 yards. These lessons will take place in the lap pool.
This is the final step of our swimming lessons. Students should be at least 5 years old and completed all previous lessons. Students will be asked to front crawl for 50 yards with a proper turn, back crawl for 50 yards with a proper turn, dive, elementary back stoke for 50 yards, break stroke for 50 yards with a proper turn, butterfly for 25 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, and be able to retrieve an object in deep water. These lessons will all take place in the lap pool.