Swim Lessons

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids

Have you heard, the Y has a new swim lesson curriculum that is geared towards what we know about how children and adults learn and develop? Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, enjoy learning to swim, and water safety.

For the student, emphasis is on skill progression and water safety. Parents will now have peace of mind knowing that their child will learn self-rescue skills first, then how to swim.

As students advance, the focus turns to increasing stroke coordination, comfort and endurance. Once the students have built strength and endurance, they will master familiar strokes, such as elementary backstroke, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Y swim instructors are nationally cerified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. 

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. Our swim lessons prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids. 


Parent & Child Classes

Parent/Infant Swim Lessons

(Ages 6 Months to 24 months)
This class focuses on water orientation and encourages parents & children to see the pool as a fun place. You will play games that introduce skills such as breath control, arm & leg movement, floating and water safety.

Parent/ Toddler Swim Lessons

(Ages 2 to 4 years)
Allows parents to work with their toddlers who are slightly more advanced in the water and promote aquatic readiness and independence. This class is a bridge to the Pre-School Program.

Progressive Classes

Pre-School Swim Lessons

(Ages 3 to 5 years)
Preschool swim lessons are for children who are ready for a swim class without
their parent. Classes are grouped by skill level and vary from beginners who wear
flotation devices, to swimmers ready to learn to swim the length of the pool unassisted.

Youth Swim Lessons

(Ages 6 to 12 years)
Children progress through six different levels of classes as they learn new skills and improve their strokes. Instructors teach skills that help children learn personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, and water sports and games.

Specialty Classes

Special Needs Swim Lessons

(Ages 3+ years)
Specialized instruction is offered for children and adults who have neurological, physical, or social challenges in this adaptable program focused on reaching individual goals. Participants can be accompanied by an adult or aide if needed.

Competitive Clinic

(Ages 8+ years)
This is an introductory course to competitive swimming that focuses on stroke refinement, racing starts, turns, conditioning and endurance. Pre-requisite: Completed minnow level.

Teen & Adult Learn to Swim & Stroke Clinic

(Ages 13+ years)
Learn how to swim, increase endurance and strength in a relaxed setting while increasing your awareness of safety in an aquatic environment.