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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PROGRAM SESSIONS

Summer 1: June 6-26 | Summer 2: June 27-July 17 | Summer 3: July 18-Aug 7 | Summer 4: Aug 8-Aug 28

Parent/Tot A, B
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
5:45-6:15pm
Level 1 Water Acclimation
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Saturday
TIME
9:00-9:40am
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
5:00-5:40pm
Level 2 Water Movement
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Saturday
TIME
9:45-10:25am
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
5:45-6:25pm
Level 3 Water Stamina
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Saturday
TIME
9:00-9:40am
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
6:30-7:10pm
Level 4 Stroke Introduction
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Saturday
TIME
9:45-10:25am
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
5:00-5:40pm
Level 5 Stroke Development
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
5:45-6:25pm
Level 6 Stroke Mechanics
SESSIONS
Summer 1-4
DAY
Tues & Thurs
TIME
6:30-7:10pm

Member: $23/two day session or $11/one day session
Non-Member: $46/two day session or $23/one day session

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.

Aquatics Levels YMCA

Swim Starters

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.

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

Preschool Swim Lessons (Intro to Stage 1)

This class is designed for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 years.

Preschool Swim Lessons (Stages 1-3)

This class is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years.

Youth Swim Lessons (Stages 1-3)

This class is designed for children ages 5 – 13 years.

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.

Youth Swim Lessons (Stages 4-6)

This class is designed for children ages 5-13.

Private Lessons

Private Swim Lessons (All Ages)

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.

Member: $35/1 lesson or $170/5 lessons
Non-Member: $45/lesson or $220/5 lessons

*Private swim lessons are one hour and available by appointment only by calling Marti Henke, Aquatics Coordinator 715.818.6014 or henke@swcymca.org

Scouts

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.

More Swimming

Krissy Weidman

Krissy Weidman

Aquatics Director

(715) 818-6014

weidman@swcymca.org

Wisconsin Rapids

601 West Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

(715) 818 9622

Port Edwards

211 Wisconsin River Drive
Port Edwards, WI 54469

(715) 818 9622

YMCA Camp Alexander

1053 Camp Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

(715) 818-9622

Adams

393 N Pine Street
Adams, WI 53910

(608) 472.5400