Youth Swim Lessons

Swimming is one of life’s most essential skills: the ability to swim can help save your life or someone else’s life, while introducing you to a lifetime of healthy, enjoyable activity in the water.

With more than 110 years of experience teaching millions of people to swim, the Y is America’s most trusted swim instructor. We offer lessons tailored for kids and adults of all ages and abilities, and are committed to helping everyone in our community develop the skills they need to become strong, confident swimmers.

Y swim instructors are trained, caring leaders who are ready to help anyone – from infants to seniors – find their love of water. Check out our class offerings and find a lane that’s right for you!

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PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

Sign up now! The session starts the first week of January.

 PARENTS PLEASE NOTE

  • Parents may watch the first and last five minutes of every class on the pool deck.
  • Water safety instruction is taught in each class, including safety jumping.
  • Tie long hair back for swim
  • Swim diapers MUST be worn by all children 3 years of age and under, no exceptions. Washable, reusable swim diapers are available for sale at our Front Desk
  • Children 4 and older should not wear under- wear under bathing suits.
  • No food or drink in locker rooms or on pool deck
  • No floatation devices may be brought into the pool (i.e. rings, rafts, etc.).
  • No glass on pool deck (cell phones, computers, and cameras included).

NOTE: Preschool Stroke Development class will be in the big pool, all other classes will be in the small pool. All sessions last 7 consecutive weeks. Fees: $75 Member/$120 Program Participant.

WATER DISCOVERY (STAGE A PARENT/CHILD)

Introduces infants and toddlers (6 mos. and up to 3-years-old) to the water while providing interaction between parent and child. One adult must accompany child in the water.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
TUE 11:00 am THU 6:50 pm
5:05 pm SAT 10:10 am

WATER EXPLORATION (STAGE B PARENT/CHILD)

One parent works with their children (1 year and up to 3-years-old) to explore body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
TUE 11:00 am THU 6:50  pm
5:05 pm SAT 10:10 am

PRESCHOOL WATER ACCLIMATION (PIKE/3 YRS TO 5 YEARS OLD)

Entering and exiting pool, putting ears and face in water by self, back floating with help, and swimming and jumping with bubble with help .                                                  

DAYS  TIMES   DAYS     TIMES
MON 10:00 am THU 5:05 pm
TUE 10:00 am 5:40 pm
4:30 pm SAT 9:00 am
6:15 pm

PRESCHOOL WATER MOVEMENT (EELS/3 YRS TO 5 YEARS OLD)

Jumping, big arms, floating, face in for 3 seconds, getting horizontal and deflating bubble.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
MON 10:30 am THU 4:30 pm
TUE 10:30 am 6:15 pm
5:40 pm SAT 9:35 am
6:50 pm

PRESCHOOL WATER STAMINA (TADPOLES/3 YRS TO 5 YEARS OLD)

Swimming width of pool with big arms, rhythmic breathing, lose bubble, back float, push and glide, and finning.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
MON 10:00 am THU 5:05 pm
TUE 11:30 am 5:40 pm
4:30 pm SAT 10:45 am
6:15 pm

PRESCHOOL STROKE INTRODUCTION (RAYS/3 YRS TO 5 YEARS OLD)

Rhythmic breathing, no bubble, jumping, swimming, and introduction to large pool.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
MON 10:30 am THU 4:30  pm
TUE 11:00 am SAT 6:15 pm
5:40 pm 11:20 am
6:50 pm

PRESCHOOL STROKE DEVELOPMENT (STARFISH/5 YRS TO 6 YEARS OLD)

Large pool, no bubble swimming, front crawl, back crawl, diving, treading.

DAYS TIMES DAYS TIMES
TUE 6:15 pm SAT 9:45 am
THU 5:30 pm

PROGRESSIVE SWIM LESSONS

Sign up now! The session starts the first week of January.

STUDENTS—6 to 12 years of age

Components of these classes are personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and basic rescue. Parents may watch the first/last five minutes of class. Fees: $86 Member/$133 Program Participant.

WATER ACCLIMATION (POLLIWOG):

Comfortable with water, flutter kick on front and back, bobbing, rhythmic breathing, and paddle stroke.

DAY TIME DAY TIME
TUE 5:30pm SAT 9:00am
7:00pm 9:45 am
THU 6:15pm 10:30am
7:00pm

WATER MOVEMENT (GOLDFISH):

Kicking on front and back with board, rhythmic breathing, treading water, diving, and back stroke.

DAY TIME DAY TIME
TUE 6:15pm SAT 9:45am
THU 5:30pm

WATER MOVEMENT (GUPPY):

Kicking on front and back, rotary breathing, back stroke, treading water, floating, glides, and life jacket skills.

DAY TIME DAY TIME
TUE 5:30pm SAT 10:30am
THU 6:15pm

WATER STAMINA (MINNOW):

Front crawl, back crawl, whip kick, elementary backstroke, surface dives, flip turns, and treading water.

DAY TIME DAY TIME
TUE 6:15pm SAT 9:00am
THU 5:30pm

STROKE INTRODUCTION (FISH):

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, dive from block, surface dive, flip turns, treading water, and underwater swim.

DAY TIME DAY TIME
TUE 5:30pm SAT 10:30am
THU 6:15pm

STROKE DEVELOPMENT (FLYING FISH):

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly, racing dives, treading water, surface dives, and flip turns

SAT                            9:00 am

STROKE MECHANICS (SHARK):

Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly, IM, flip turns, and surface dives

SAT                            9:00 am