At the YMCA, our swim lessons build skills, confidence, and character. We teach people of all ages and abilities how to be safe in the water while exercising and having fun. Whether you’re splashing around with us for the first time or improving your stroke technique, you’ll feel secure knowing that the Y is here to support you.

 

 

SWIM LESSON SESSIONS

7 Week Sessions$34 Members / $68 Community
Winter 1: January 7 - February 23, 2019
Winter 2: February 25 - April 13, 2019
Spring: April 15 - June 1, 2019

 

5 Week Sessions $25 Members / $50 Community
Summer 1: June 3 - July 6, 2019 
Summer 2: July 8 - August 10, 2019 

 

7 Week Sessions $34 Members / $68 Community
Fall 1: September 3 - October 21, 2019  REGISTER
Fall 2: October 28 - December 14, 2019

 

SWIM LESSON STAGES

SWIM STARTERS | 6 months - 3 years

A / WATER DISCOVERY
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B / WATER EXPLORATION
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

 

SWIM BASICS | 3 years and older

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2 / WATER MOVEMENT
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3 / WATER STAMINA
In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

 

SWIM STROKES | 5 years and older

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTIONS
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

6 / STROKE MECHANICS
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

 

ADULT SWIM LESSONS | 15 years and older

You're never too old to learn how to swim! In these adult-only small group lessons, you will develop basic swimming skills that will help you be safe and confident in and around the water. 


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS | 2 years and older

One-on-one instruction and a schedule that works around yours! Lessons are available in a package of five 30-minute lessons. A Spanish speaking instructor is available. 

$125 Members / $250 Community
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GROUP SWIM LESSONS | 2 years and older

Two or more students may register for private group lessons - perfect for families, friends, or those with special requirements. Group lessons are most effective with students of similar skill levels. Lessons are available in a package of five 45-minute lessons.

Group Price: $180 Members / $360 Community
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Attention Parents:

Due to limited space on our pool decks, and for your safety and others', you may watch your child's swim lessons from the designated observation areas. Individuals not participating in swim lessons are not permitted on the pool decks.


Cool Pool Observation Area: 2nd floor viewing deck (accessible from the hallway between both pools)
Warm Pool Observation Area: North Lobby seating area 


It is still advised that parents drop off and pick up their child from the pool deck entrances.

Please use the Boy's or Girl's locker rooms. Men's and Women's locker rooms are restricted to ages 18 and older. 
There are 3 Family Changing Rooms available for those with special needs, or parents of the opposite gender than the child.