In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. Youth progressive swimming is the YMCA's third most widely offered program nationwide. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment. Kids can develop lifelong skills that can help them stay healthy.
This beginner level class focuses on water readiness. The child will also learn a modified paddle stroke, front and back crawl and kicking. Upon completing the class, the child should be able to swim 25 yds with an instructional flotation device and understand all personal safety skills.
This class expands on their swimming abilities from Polliwog I class. The child will focus on front and back crawl for 25 yds without an instructional flotation device. They will be introduced to rotary breathing, sidestroke and surface dives.
This is an intermediate level class which allows the swimmers to build endurance, rhythmic breathing, stroke technique and confidence before moving to the advanced levels.
The class focus is polishing the strokes/techniques learned in guppy. Endurance building and aquatic safety will be incorporated throughout the class. This class will introduce the butterfly kick.
Fish / Flying Fish
The class focus is endurance building. The strokes covered are front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. This class will introduce the swimmer to the butterfly stroke and flip turns.
The class focus is to instill correct technique and strengthen the swimmer's strokes. Endurance building is a must in order to complete the 500-yard swim at the end of the class. Aquatic safety and water rescues will also be covered.
This 14 week club is for ages 12-17 who that have completed the YMCA swim levels through Fish. Knowledge of the 4 competitive strokes, treading water and various other water competencies are prerequisites for this class. This class will enhance their existing skills including: Lifesaving skills, personal safety and personal growth, competitive skills, water sports and volunteering opportunities. This class strives to prepare the youth to become a certified YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor due to experience.
Adaptive Swim / Sea Turtles
Swimming for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. Class covers gross & fine motor skills, communication, stroke development, socialization, water safety and fitness. Limit of six participants per class.
Advanced Stroke Development
Learn the proper technique for the four competitive strokes as well as breathing strategies and endurance building. Improve your competitive starts and flip turns to advance to Junior Wahoos or Wahoos swim team. This class meets once a week for an hour.
Teen Swim Lessons
Teen swim lessons are ideal for those beyond the age for progressive swim classes yet too young for adult classes. Highly trained aquatics instructors work one-on-one with each participant to set personal goals and meet new challenges. This enables participants to progress at their own pace so that they can develop the skills necessary to swim safely for fun and exercise-for life.
Are you a Scout leader looking for womewhere to take your BSA swim test or earn your safety badge? Three dollars per scout. Contact your Y branch to set up an appointment for your troop to come earn their badge