For the past 120 years Y’s have offered swim lessons. We have always been driven to be on the cutting edge of swim instruction. Our lessons are designed to challenge, motivate, and provide focus on water safety and proper swimming technique.
A few benefits of Y Aquatics Lessons include
Knowledgeable and trained swim instructors
Small class size (Preschool & School Age Levels)
WHAT MAKES YMCA SWIM LESSONS UNIQUE?
The goal of the YMCA swim lesson program is to develop the whole person – spiritually, mentally, and physically. Our teaching methods focus primarily on student-centered learning, increasing awareness of safety in all aspects and assisting participants in perfecting skills to the very best of their ability. The goal is to create life-long interest in aquatics activities and promote a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT CLASS DOES MY CHILD BELONG IN?
On the first day of the swim lesson our Certified Swim Instructors will place the children in a group that will best fit their needs and abilities. This will primarily be based on swim testing, observations in the water, or our records from prior sessions.
Questions? Contact our Aquatics Directors!
Kristy Merrill - Campanelli YMCA
Zach Bomkamp - Taylor Family YMCA
Swim lessons are only offered at our Taylor Branch at this time.
6 Months – 3 Years
6 Months to 3 Years
Classes are 30 Minutes in Length
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. Parents accompany children. Swim diapers are required for non-potty trained children.
WATER DISCOVERY | Parent/Child Level 1
This parent/child class introduces you and your child to the aquatic environment. You will learn how to safely work with your child in the water through music, games, and the use of instructional tools. Your child will receive an introduction to basic skills that lay the foundation for learning to swim.
WATER EXPLORATION |Parent/Child Level 2
This is the second level of parent/child classes. This class builds on the skills learned in Level 1 and focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety. Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Prerequisite: Must pass Water Discovery Class.