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Group Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are important in a child’s life because it equips them with the skills that they need to feel safe around the water and put your mind at ease. Learning to swim not only allows kids to have fun in the water, but it can also save their life by teaching them how to stay afloat in the water!

At the YMCA we want everyone in our community to learn safety around water. We specifically do that by teaching swim lesson. It’s important for everyone to know how to swim because water can be very dangerous. Approximately 3,500 people a year die in the United States as a result of drowning.

2020 SESSIONS

SESSION 1

  • March 2 - March 26, 2020
  • Registration Open: January 4, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020

SESSION 2 - Cancelled

  • April 13 - May 4, 2020
  • Registration Open: March 1, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020

SESSION 3 - Cancelled

  • June 1 - June 11, 2020 (Every day of the week)
  • Registration Open: April 1, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: May 30, 2020

SESSION 4

  • September 14 - October 4, 2020
  • Registration Open: June 1, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020

SESSION 5

  • October 19 - November 9, 2020
  • Registration Open: September 28, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: October 10, 2020

Swim Starter class allows the new little swimmer to adjust to the aquatic environment and begin to learn aquatic safety. Basic water skills such as kicking, breathe control, body control, movements in response to visual or verbal cues will be taught.  It is a wonderful time to begin to explore the water while bonding with your child.  This level allows your child to transition to Swim Basics lessons more easily.

Please note that all lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum.  The use of float belts or other personal flotation devices will not be allowed.

Parent must get in the water.

SWIM STARTERS

  • Located:
    16th St. YMCA Pool
  • Time options:
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm or 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Cost:
    $45 members  |  $65 non-members
  • Day options:
    Tuesdays or Thursdays (once a week for 4 weeks)

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Swim Basics are an introduction to water that slowly builds and progresses. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: “swim, float, swim” and “jump, push, turn, grab.” Class times regardless of skill level.  Each time will be split into a beginner class and an experienced class.

Please note that all lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum. The use of float belts or other personal flotation devices will not be allowed.

SWIM BASICS

  • Located:
    16th St. YMCA Pool
  • Time:
    Mondays: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm or 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Tuesdays: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, or 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, or 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Cost:
    $45 members  |  $65 non-members
  • Day options:
    Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays (once a week for 4 weeks)

Participants sign up for a time and on the first day of class will be split according to ability.

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Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression. It consists of six levels. Throughout the levels, participants build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front, back, and side. As the levels increase, participants learn to refine the different strokes and build endurance. Each level includes exit skills assessments that put many of the skills learned in the level.

Please note that all lessons are taught utilizing the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum. The use of float belts or other personal flotation devices will not be allowed.

LEARN TO SWIM

  • Location:
    16th St. YMCA Pool
  • Cost:
    $45 members  |  $65 non-members
  • Available time options:
    Level 1:
    Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Level 2:
    Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Level 3:
    Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Level 4:
    Mondays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

REGISTER