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Strong Swimmers.

Confident Kids.

Swim lessons at the YMCA are taught by swim instructors who take a safety-first approach and allow children to learn at their own pace. The indoor pool at the YMCA allows for swim lessons year-round! Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, where strong, confident swimmers have been created for over 100 years!

Group Lessons

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST FOR SUMMER LESSONS!

YMCA Swim Lessons use a skill-based approach designed to meet the needs of the community we serve. Our small classes allow for each child to receive individual attention and learn at their own pace.

Select Private & Semi-Private Lessons

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST FOR SUMMER LESSONS!

With Select Swim Lessons, each swimmer will get the experience of individualized lessons! An instructor, dates, and times will be assigned beforehand for this 4-week program. 

Note: These lessons cannot be moved, rescheduled, or extended. 
Semi-Private lessons can be for up to 3 swimmers. 

 

Level Descriptions:

Level 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.

Level B- Water Exploration

Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Level 1 - Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. Students will focus on: exploring the aquatic environment with instructor help, developing basic skills to propel and glide with instructor help, learning basic aquatic safety, and accepting some responsibility for safe practices.

Level 2 - Water Movement

Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Students will focus on: exploring the aquatic environment without instructor help, developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help, learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some responsibility for safe practice.

Level 3 - Water Stamina

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 level also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students will focus on: integrated arm and leg action, rhythmic breathing in back and front glides, developing forward movement on the front and back, practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water.

Level 4 - Stroke Introduction

Students 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. Students will focus on: developing the front crawl and back crawl, introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly, and practicing safety techniques in deep water.

Level 5 - Stroke Development

Students in this level work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Students will focus on: developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl, developing the breaststroke and butterfly, and building endurance techniques for deep water safety.

Level 6 - Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Students in this level focus on the following: developing endurance in the competitive strokes, developing skills related to competitive swimming like flip turns and enhancing skills, and building endurance in deep water.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Ryan Badke.

rbaedke@marshallareamyca.org

(507) 532-9622