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The YMCA has been America's leading swim instructor for more than 100 years. But our aquatics programs extend beyond instruction. We also provide recreational, competitive and specialty aquatics programs for all ages and abilities, including parent-child classes, water exercise and therapy, water safety and rescue, and water sports.
This is a 7 week program with classes offered on Tuesday nights or Saturday mornings. The first week of every new session is placement week, where children will be placed in the class that best fits their swimming abilities.
Minimum of three participants required to run a class.
In this class, kids will be introduced to basic swimming skills and strokes. They will learn how to swim with a kickboard and a pool noodle. They will learn how to float on their stomach and back. They will be taught how to properly jump into the pool. They will be introduced to putting their head and face under the water in a safe environment. They will be encouraged to become independent swimmers.
In this class, kids will strengthen their skills they learned in the Beginner class, while also introducing new strokes and skills. They will be taught breast stroke, back stroke, and how to properly dive from the pool deck. This class is a little more intense than the beginner class and pushes the kids to be independent swimmers, while still offering assistance when needed.
Mommy and Me is a water adjustment class for the parent and child. This class focuses on making the child comfortable being in and around the water while also introducing some basic swimming skills that the child can build upon as they learn and grow!
**Times and Days Vary on Instructor Availability**
If you are interested in learning to swim and don't feel comfortable in a group setting, then private swim lessons may be for you. They are also great if you are an intermediate or advanced swimmer who is looking to sharpen their skills.
A 1 hour or 30 minute private lesson is a perfect option for those swimmers who would like one-on-one attention. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced swimmers will all benefit from this personal option.
A 1 hour or 30 minute duet lesson (2 swimmers) is a great option for swimmers who would like to learn a new skill with a friend but still get adequate one-on-one attention