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Swim Basics

There's nowhere better to learn to swim than the Y, where we've been helping all ages to swim for more than 150 years. We teach all ages and abilities beginning at 6 months old.

We provide a safe environment with certified instructors, and lifeguard(s) on duty when the pool is open. All of our staff are also CPR/AED/First Aid trained.

Water safety is incorporated into our swim lessons. Each session, children receive progress reports showing the skills they have learned. In our Swim Basic Classes, students age 4-14 years will be introduced to swim readiness and water safety. 

Stage 1/Water Acclimation 
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Stage 2/Water Movement
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 

Stage 3/Water Stamina
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

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