Charles City Family YMCA Events



800 Hulin Street
Charles City, IA 50616

Phone 641 228 2254
Fax 641 257 1155

Swim Lessons

Lessons are for chidlren 3 years old and up.


Morning Sessions

Session 1: June 11 - June 22 (Monday-Friday) 21

Session 2: July 9 - July 20 (Monday-Friday)

Session 3: July 30 - August 10 (Monday-Friday)

Classes & Times

Swim Basics (Old Tadpole) 11:10am -11:40am

Swim Strokes (Old Beginners and Advances Progressives) 10:35am - 11:05am


May 11 for all sessions


YMCA Members $32

Non Members $64

Evening Classes

Session 1: Monday & Wednesday evenings - Not Yet Scheduled

Swimming Lesson Level Descriptions


WATER ACCLIMATION (Ages 3-5): Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Ex. Submerging head, front & back floats, entering and exiting the water safely, front and back kicking.

WATER MOVEMENT (Ages 3-6): Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Ex. Submerge head, front and back glides and floats, kicking, tread water.

WATER STAMINA (Ages 3-6): Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Ex. Submerge and retrieve object on bottom, swim on front and back independently, roll, tread water, enter and exit pool safely and independently.


STROKE INTRODUCTION (Ages 6+): Introduces basic technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Ex. Front crawl, back crawl, diving, elementary backstroke, tread water, Intro to breaststroke and butterfly kicks.

STROKE DEVELOPMENT (Ages 6+): Introduces breastroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke and front crawl and back crawl performed at longer distances. Ex. Front crawl, back crawl, diving, sidestroke, tread water, breaststroke, butterfly.

STROKE MECHANICS (Ages 8+): Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Strokes are performed at a longer distance. Ex. Front crawl, back stroke, breastroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, tread water, diving, flip turns.