Group Swim Lessons
Y swim lessons emphasize water safety and skill development in a safe environment!
We strive to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. Currently, swim lessons are just for Y members.
Registration opens on the 15th of the month at 6:00 am for the following month of lessons.
Welcoming kids and adults of all ages and abilities, swim lessons at the Y offer a clear progression track to monitor achievement while every lesson emphasizes personal safety around water.
Ages 6 months-3 years
Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while adults learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Swimmers are introduced to the aquatic environment, explore body positions, and blow bubbles.
Classes progress through stages A and B.
Preschool ages 3-5
Youth ages 5-12
This class enables students to gain basic water safety and swimming skills. Swimmers become comfortable and confident in the water through practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety if they fall into a body of water. Swimmers will practice two key swim sequences that are the foundation for a safe swimming experience: swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.
Classes progress through stages 1 to 3.
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique for front crawl, breaststroke, back stroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. Students develop skills that can help prevent chronic disease, increase overall well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Classes progress through stages 4 to 6.
The program focuses on building endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Students in this program will work towards important milestones including developing endurance in the competitive strokes and developing skills related to competitive swimming such as flip turns, starts, and finishes.
Ages 12 and up
This class encompasses all stages of swim lessons. The first day of class includes an assessment of current skills and comfort in the water. Students will then be grouped together by similar skill level to allow for appropriate progressive instruction ranging from swim basics to swim strokes.
Please select the branch location where you would like to attend the group swim lesson to start the registration process.
Here's how we'll work together to keep you and fellow swimmers safe during your visit.
Please bring what you'll need from home, including towels and goggles. Instructional equipment will be limited to kick boards, kick sticks, and pull buoys and will be disinfected between users.
The path to the pool and procedure on the deck has changed to create one-way traffic and reduce touchpoints. If you're not sure about something, please ask a staff member!
Face coverings are required in the building and on the pool deck for kids and adults ages 5 and up. We'll have a dry place to store your belongings on the pool deck while you're in the water. Masks are not allowed while in the water while swimming.
Swim Instructors will be wearing face masks throughout the duration of swim lessons. Staff will also be disinfecting all touch points and equipment before every lesson.
Swim Starters, or stages A and B, is our child with adult swim lesson program.
Swim Basics, or stages 1 to 3, is a swim lesson program for ages 3 to 16 that focuses on learning basic swim skills, improving water safety, and building confidence in the water. Students will practice two key swim sequences that are the foundation for a safe swimming experience: swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.
Swim Strokes, or stages 4 to 6, builds stroke technique and additional water safety skills for students ages 5 to 16. This program focuses on introducing and refining six swim strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, back stroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
Registration will open on the 15th of each month at 6:00am for lessons starting in the following month. For example, April lessons will open for registration on March 15.
Lessons will be offered for 30 minutes in length once or twice a week for a month. Fees will adjust based upon total number of classes offered in a session.
Supervising adults are no longer required to be in the pool with participants in Swim Basics. If a supervising adult chooses to accompany their student, they can expect to lead the swimmer through skills as directed by the swim instructor.
There is nothing more important to us than the safety of you, our members, our staff, and our volunteers. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local health agencies, and public officials has been critical as we've updated our policies and reopened or facilities and programs.
We are following the latest guidelines from the CDC to ensure our participants are safe. If you do not feel comfortable, we invite you to sign up for one-on-one private swim lessons.
Per the CDC, the virus cannot be transmitted through properly treated water. Our pool chemicals are always maintained within the required ranges set by the health department. Should our water ever go outside of that range, we do close down the pool until the water is safe to swim in again.
We ask participants not to wear masks in the water as it presents a safety hazard.
Yes, at this time, group swim lessons are only available to Y members.
To limit our building capacity, we are limiting the number of guests on the deck to one parent or guardian per swim lesson student.
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