There is no better place to learn to swim than at the YMCA! Beginning swimmers start by blowing bubbles, floating, kicking, and learning basic water movements. Floatation devices help build confidence while practicing-and mastering-beginning swimming skills.
This class is for children who have experience in the water and with the YMCA Swim Lesson Program, and are ready to be away from mom and dad. Swimmers are taught stroke development, water safety and will play water sports and games. They will also work on sharing and waiting their turn. The class ratio for this class is one instructor to four children.
This class will teach beginner level swim skills: blowing bubbles, front & back floating, kicking, treading water and personal safety skills. It also focuses on the child being independent and comfortable in the water.
This class expands the child's swim skills from Pike I and adds front and back crawl with kicking for 10 yds. They will also learn sitting dives and treading water without an instructional flotation device.
This class consists of learning to swim front crawl and back crawl 15 yds independently. This class introduces rotary breathing. They will also learn to tread in deep water for 20 seconds.
This class will help children to continue to work on their front and back crawl. They will continue to develop their rotary breathing. Children will also be introduced to breaststroke and sidestroke. They will learn kneeling dives and deep water swimming.
This is the highest level for preschool-aged swimmers. Children in this level will develop all of their strokes, including front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and will start to learn butterfly. Upon completing this class they will be able to tread water for two minutes and learn standing dives in deep water.