Swim Lessons

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.

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Swim Programs

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.

PROGRAM SESSIONS

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th | Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

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.

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Parent Child Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Parent/ Child
Parent/Child
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 5:20-5:50pm
Tues/ Thurs 6:35-7:05pm

Swim Basics

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 – PRESCHOOL and SCHOOL AGE

Preschool: Ages 3-5 years

School Age: Ages 5-13 years.

This class is designed for youth not yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily. Children will develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit a body of water, in the event they fall in. 

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 1 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Preschool Ages 3-5
Preschool Ages 3-5
Preschool Ages 3-5
Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 4:45-5:15pm
Tues/ Thurs 9:30-10am
Tues/ Thurs 6-6:30pm
Mon/ Wed 4:45-5:25pm
Tues/ Thurs 10:05-10:45am
Tues/ Thurs 5:15-5:55pm

Stage 2 – Water Movement – PRESCHOOL and SCHOOL AGE

Preschool: Ages 3-5 years

School Age: Ages 5-13 years

This class is designed for youth who submerge independently. Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to roll from front to back.  

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 2 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Preschool Ages 3-5
Preschool Ages 3-5
Preschool Ages 3-5
Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 4:45-5:15pm
Tues/ Thurs 9:30-10am
Tues/ Thurs 6:00-6:30pm
Mon/ Wed 4:00-4:40pm
Tues/ Thurs 10:05-10:45pm
Tues/ Thurs 5:15-5:55pm

Stage 3 – Water Stamina PRESCHOOL and SCHOOL AGE

This class is designed for children ages 5-13.
Stage 3 is for children who are able to independently swim 10 feet on their front and back, and use the swim-float-swim sequence independently for 5 yards. They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Children will continue to develop their treading water skills and increase the distance they are able to swim independently.

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 3 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 4:00-4:40pm
Tues/ Thurs 4:30-5:10pm
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Swim Strokes

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.

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 4 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 4:00-4:40pm
Tues/ Thurs 5:15-5:55pm

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.

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 5 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 6:00-6:40pm
Tues/ Thurs 4:15-4:55pm

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.

*All 3 week sessions meet 2 days per week

Summer 1: June 10th-28th Registration: May 24th @ 8am

Summer 2: July 8th-26th | Registration: June 28th @ 8am

Summer 3: August 5th-23rd | Registration: July 26th @ 8am

Stage 6 Swim Lessons: Summer 1

Ages 5-13
Ages 5-13
Day and Time
Mon/ Wed 6:00-6:40pm
Tues/ Thurs 4:15-4:55pm
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PRIVATE LESSONS

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 klutterman@swcymca.org for more information.

Member: $60/3 lessons or $100/5 lessons
Non-Member: $75/3 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 $150/5 lessons
Non-Member: $120/3 lessons or $200/5 lesson

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Chelsea Klutterman

Chelsea Klutterman

Aquatics Director

(715) 818-6014

klutterman@swcymca.org