Swim Lessons

Registration Instructions:
2.  Once your registration has been approved, you will receive instructions on how to pay via email.  Make sure you are using the same email address you used on your registration form, this will be the email address you use to login and process your payment.  Payment must be received within 24 hours in order for your child to be enrolled.

 

YWCA Swim classes are taught in accordance with regulations set forth by the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. The program is taught and supervised by certified swim instructors and lifeguards. Parents will bring children to the YWCA pool on the first day of class for a brief orientation.  Parents are not allowed in the pool area during class, except on the last Friday of each session for “Parent’s Day.”  At this time you will be given a progress report and be able to observe your child’s progress.

SUMMER CLASSES ARE IN TWO-WEEK SESSIONS.
(MONDAY – THURSDAY THE FIRST WEEK, AND MONDAY - FRIDAY, THE SECOND WEEK.)

CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE

Levels and Cost Per Session:

Level I (25 minutes long) $70

Levels II-VI/ (45 minutes long) $80

Level I-Introduction to Water Skills Teaches elementary aquatic skills and helps students feel comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely. Breath holding, immersion of face & head, flutter kick, feet first jump and float on back.

Level II-Fundamental Aquatic Skills The purpose is to give students success with fundamental skills. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills and adds to the skills covered in Level I. Turtle or tuck float, face float & glide, face glide & kick, back float & glide, back glide & kick, finning on back, jump into shallow water, elementary crawl 20 feet and water stunt.

Level III-Stroke Development This level builds on fundamental skills from level two and focuses on development of basic strokes. Students begin to learn what to do in emergency situations. Hold breath 10 seconds, rhythmic breathing 20 times, back float 10 seconds, elementary crawl 25 yards, elementary back stroke, finning 30 feet, front dive, dive & tread water 10 seconds, jump into deep water & swim 15 yards & return, two water stunts.

Level IV-Stroke Improvement The purpose of Level IV is to develop confidence in the strokes already learned, as well as, introduce new strokes and life saving skills. Students build endurance by swimming strokes learned in previous levels. Underwater glide, tread water 30 seconds, bobbing 10 times, rhythmic breathing 1 minute, dive & tread water 30 seconds, front crawl 25 yards, elementary back stroke 25 yards, surface dive & retrieve object, and side stroke 10 yards.

Level V-Stroke Refinement This is the final level in basic swimming strokes. Advanced swimming skills and techniques are introduced. Students also build the endurance for distance swimming; Life saving skills are continued.

GROUP LESSONS ARE NOT ALWAYS SUITABLE FOR SOME CHILDREN DUE TO THEIR ATTENTION SPAN.

 

 

Turner Street Swim Lessons:

We also offer swim lessons at our Turner Street location.  These lessons are taught by Pat Larvadain, Ollie Magee and Dorothy Williams, who have been teaching swim lessons for over 50 years.  Participants will be placed in the appropriate level at the beginning of each session.  Please register for these classes at our Turner Street loction (1831 Turner St. in Alexandria).

Turner St. Swim Lesson Schedule:
 
Session 1 - June 4-14 (Mon-Thurs)
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Adult Swim Lessons (18 and older) 4:00 p.m.
 
Session 2 - June 18-28 (Mon-Thurs)
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Adult Swim Lessons (18 and older) 4:00 p.m.