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Swim Lessons

Swim lessons can be an important part of developing a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re 6 or 60, it is never too late to learn to swim. Swimming lessons at the Y are overseen by certified instructors who provide this training in a safe and fun way. Our swim lesson stage (class) descriptions are below. Download the swim schedule to see current times and rates. 

 

 

 

 

 

SWIM LESSON STAGE DESCRIPTIONS

 

PARENT & CHILD LESSONS, AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS:

Level 1- Water Discovery
This class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years. In Water Discovery, we introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Accompanied by the parent or guardian, 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.

PRESCHOOL LESSONS, AGES 3 – 5 YEARS:

Level 1: Water Acclimation & Movement 
In Level 1, we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a swim instructor. We will work up to focusing on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

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Level 2: Water Stamina
In Level 2, we will continue to work on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. We will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. TO QUALIFY FOR LEVEL 2 child must be able to swim 10 yards unassisted with no flotation device and must be comfortable putting their face in the water.

YOUTH LESSONS, AGES 6 – 13 YEARS:

Level 1: Water Acclimation & Movement
In Level 1, Beginner swimmers we will focus on increasing comfort with underwater exploration, encourage forward movement in the water and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance by a swim instructor. As children progress we will focus on forward movement in the water performed at longer distances than before and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 2/3: Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction
In Level 2/3, we will introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. We will also introduce stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl. TO QUALIFY FOR LEVEL 2 child must be able to swim 10 yards unassisted with no flotation device and must be comfortable putting their face in the water.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are open to children and adults ages 2 and up with any level of swimming ability. Private lessons are scheduled by filling out the form at the Member Services Desk. Classes are 30-minutes in length and provide one-on-one interaction focusing solely on swim instruction.

  • Packages of four 30-minute swim lessons are $50 for Y members and $70 for non-members.

  • Private lessons must have a 2-hour notice for cancellations.

  • Lessons may be scheduled any day and time, dependent upon availability of instructors.  To request an instructor please see the front desk or email the Director of Aquatics, Amy Johnson, at ajohnson@wabashcountyymca.org

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Semi- Private swim lessons are for two swimmers of similar ability with 1 instructor. Packages of four 30 minute swim lessons are $35 per person for Y members and $55 per person for non-members. To request an instructor, please see the front desk or email Aquatics Director Amy Johnson at ajohnson@wabashcountyymca.org.

SWIM LESSON POLICIES

  • Classes must be paid for in full at the time of registration.

  • Classes where no one has registered will be canceled by 12 pm the day prior to the start date.

  • Three participants must register for a class to continue as scheduled. If only one participant registers for a class we will provide four 30-minute (instead of 40-minute) classes.

  • Make-up days are provided ONLY if the YMCA cancels a class. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CLASSES OR SESSIONS NOT ATTENDED. 

  • Depending on availability, registration for classes will end at 5pm the day prior to the start date. 

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