Pre-School Swim Lessons
PARENT & CHILD SWIM LESSONS - Ages 6 -36 months
The YMCA Parent and Child Swim Program is a nationally recognized program which promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness activities for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent or guardian guides them through skills like blowing bubbles, kicking, paddling and jumping in. Games and songs are used to create a fun atmosphere and help children feel comfortable in the pool. Non-potty trained children must wear tight fitting rubber pants with no plastic or recognized swim diaper.
PRESCHOOL LESSONS - Ages 3-5
The YMCA Preschool Swim Program is a nationally recognized program for children ages 3 through 5 years. This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental participation. Children progress through several different levels of classes as they learn new skills and improve their strokes. Instructors teach skills that help children learn personal growth, pool safety, stroke development, water sports and games.
PIKE - SMALL POOL
A swim class for new and beginner swimmers. Children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and learn to swim independently with a bubble. Swimmers are taught pool safety, the paddle stroke, kicking, floating, blowing bubbles and jumping into the pool.
EEL - SMALL POOL
For swimmers almost ready to swim without a bubble or able to swim short distances without a bubble. Children are taught to kick on their back, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Swimmers work toward swimming the width of the pool without a bubble.
RAY - SMALL POOL
An intermediate level swim class for children who can swim strongly without a bubble. Swimmers review previous skills and learn front crawl with rotary breathing, the backstroke and treading water. Children will also learn how to flutter kick properly which is the foundation of swimming.
STARFISH - Small Pool
An advanced class for children who can strongly swim the length of the pool using both backstroke and front crawl with rotary breathing.