Swim Lessons

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Once we receive your completed registration form, we will send a confirmation email with information on how you can pay your swim lesson fee.  You must pay within 24 hours after receiving the confirmation email in order for your child(ren) to be registered.

 
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.  Classes are 45 minutes and the cost is $80 per two-week session.

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

Level Descriptions:

Tadpole-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.

Guppy-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.

Fish-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.

Shark-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.

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