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.
The YMCA offers private lessons to those who would prefer 1-on-1 instruction. Lesson dates and times are set up by the instructor and are 1/2 hour long. Participants can purchase as many sessions as they want. Private lessons are set up by availability of instructors. A waiting list usually exists and you are contacted as soon as possible. Private Lessons are for all ages - Youth and Adults.
FEES: $15.00 per half an hour (Members), $30.00 per half an hour (Nonmembers)