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Swim Lesson Information

Here's what you need to know about swim lessons at the YMCA:

  • Classes run 4-week sessions (Excluding holiday weeks)
  • Rate : $40/members, $80/non-members
  • All swim lesson instructors are YMCA Swim lesson certified

Stages & Ages 

Parent & child 6 Months-3 Years Old: Max 8 per class, 30 minute lesson

Pre-School 3-5 Years Old: Max 4 per class, 30 minute lesson

Youth 6-12 years old: Max 6 per class, 40 minute lesson

Adult 13+: 6 per class, 40 minute lesson


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Swim Starters

Stage A -Water Discovery
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment

Stage B- Water Exploration
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills

Outcomes - Stage A&B
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Swim Basics

Stage 1 Water Acclimation
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Stage 2 Water Movement 
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 3 Water Stamina 
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Outcomes Stage 1-3
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
- Swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
- Jump, push, turn, grab

Swim Strokes

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction 
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stage 5 Stroke development 
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics
Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Outcomes Stage 4-6
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.