PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS
Parents and children can come together to learn and grow in Parent/Child Swim Starters Aquatics Program. Accompanied by a parent, 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 SWIM LESSONS
Preschool students (ages 3-5) learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.
In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS
School Age students (ages 6+) learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.
PRIVATE AND ADULT SWIM LESSONS
It’s never too late to learn how to swim or to swim competitively. Whether you are wanting to learn how to swim or wish to refine your current ability, the Y offers an opportunity for you.
The Y offers adult swim lessons and a master’s swim team year-round.
Private lessons are available for those who need a little bit more focused attention from a knowledgeable swim instructor.
Aquatics Director – Dahl
Aquatics Director – Houser