For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America’s favorite swim instructors and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun.
Spring 1: March 6-26 | Spring 2: April 3-23 | Spring 3: Apr 24-May 14 | Spring 4: May 15-June 4
At the Y, swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school-age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment. All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.
Parent Child Swim Lessons (AGES 6mo – 3yrs) 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.
Students 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
- Jump, push, turn, grab
Stage 1 – Water Acclimation
This class is designed for youth ages 3-13 years. This class is designed for youth not yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily. Youth will develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit a body of water, in the event they fall in.
Stage 2 – Water Movement
This class is designed for youth ages 3 to 13 years. Youth should be able to go underwater voluntarily. Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit a body of water.
Stage 3 – Water Stamina
This class is designed for youth ages 3 – 13 years. Youth should be able to float on their front and back independently. Youth learn to swim to safety from a longer distance. They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Stage 3 is for youth who are not yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction
This class is designed for children ages 5-13. Youth entering Stage 4 should be able to swim 15 yards on their front and back independently, and swim-float-swim for 25 yards. Youth will develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke and butterly kicks. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Stage 5 – Stroke Development
Youth entering Stage 5 should be able to swim 15 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing, and 15 yards of back crawl. Youth will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. Emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and side stroke.
Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics
Youth entering Stage 6 should be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Students will refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle
Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are one on one 30-minute lessons, available for all ages and levels, and are arranged to fit your scheduled based on pool and instructor availability. Participants work on swimming skills appropriate for their ability and in-line with their goals. Contact Chelsea Klutterman at 715-818-6014 or email@example.com for more information.
Member: $60/3 lessons or $100/5 lessons
Non-Member: $75/5 lessons or $125/5 lessons
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Semi-private lessons are designed for two students with one instructor. The Y does not match individuals for lessons. 30-minute lessons, available for all ages & levels, arranged to fit your schedule based on pool and instructor availability.
Member: $90/3 lessons or $120/5 lessons
Non-Member: $150/5 lessons or $200/5 lesson
Scouts Swimming Workshops
Please call the Aquatics Director at least two weeks prior to set up a date and time of your workshop. Let our instructors assist the troop in earning its swimming badge. Workshops are available for girl’s and boy’s troops. Participants will work on swimming skills including lifesaving safety, water fun, and sports and games. Skills worked on depends on the troop level. Badges are not included. Pool rental fee will apply.
Scouts Swim Test
Is your Scout Troop in need of a swim test before heading to camp? We can help! All swim tests are administered by certified Red Cross lifeguards. Each Boy Scout Camp is subject to retest any swimmer at camp; we recommend you check with them first. Fee is $5 per person.
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.