Youth Learn-to-Swim 6-12 Yr. olds

LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAMS!

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.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR SWIM LESSONS! 

We are pleased to offer online registration for swim lessons in Phase 4! Sign up today for 30 minute, one-on-one swim lessons for a 5 week period! Ages 3-12 are welcome! 

Register Online

 

Questions? Contact our Aquatics Directors!

Kristy Merrill - Campanelli YMCA

Aquaticsdept@gcfymca.org

Robin Price - Taylor Family YMCA

robinp@gcfymca.org

Summer Swim Lessons - Campanelli YMCA

Swim Lesson Hours Monday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SWIM LESSON BROCHURE (Campanelli YMCA)

POOL SCHEDULE (Taylor YMCA)

Pool Hours Monday – Friday | Saturday | Sunday

SWIM LESSON BROCHURE (Taylor YMCA)

 


YOUTH

Ages 6 – 12 years

Classes are 30 Minutes in Length

Ratio 1:5

Level 1

WATER ACCLIMATION

Beginner swimmer with no experience.

Will learn basic skills of blowing bubbles with face in water, floats and push-offs to instructor.

WILL LEARN

Jump, swim, turn, swim-grab
Swim, float, swim
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Level 2

WATER MOVEMENT

Students should be able to/swim:
Comfortably put face in water
Front glide 5 feet assisted
Back glide 5 feet assisted
Front float 10 seconds assisted
Back float 10 seconds assisted

WILL LEARN

Jump, swim, turn, swim-grab
Swim, float, swim
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Level 3

WATER STAMINA

Students should be able to/swim:
Bob up and down under water
Front glide 10 feet
Back glide 10 feet
Front float 20 seconds
Back float 20 seconds
Jump into water
Treading water

WILL LEARN

Jump, swim, turn, swim-grab
Swim, float, swim
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Level 4

STROKE INTRODUCTION

Students should be able to/swim:
Retrieve object down 3.5 feet
40 feet on front
40 feet on back
Front float
Back float
Jump into water
Treading water

WILL LEARN

Jump, swim, turn, swim-grab
Swim, float, swim
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Level 5

STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Students should be able to/swim:
40 feet front crawl
40 feet of Breaststroke kick
40 feet of Butterfly kick
40 feet of Backstroke
40 feet of Elementary backstroke
Sitting dive
Treading water

WILL LEARN

Endurance and stroke development
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Level 6

STROKE MECHANICALS

Students should be able to/swim:
25 meters Front Crawl
25 meters of Breaststroke Kick
25 meters of Butterfly Kick
25 meters of Backstroke
25 meters of Elementary Backstroke
Kneeling Dive
Treading water

WILL LEARN

Endurance and stroke development
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