Swim and Aquatics

With a 150-year history of helping people learn to swim, the Y’s swimming classes are designed to teach this lifelong skill to people of all ages and skill levels in a safe environment. The YMCA in Aurora offers SUMMER, outdoor swim lessons.

The pool is closed for the season. We will re-open in May 2016! Register now for swim lessons.

Pre-School Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)

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Pike - Beginner - Ages 3-5

There is no pre-requisite other than age. Pike is designed for the preschool-aged beginner who has little to no real experience swimming independently. Children must be willing to participate without parent involvement.  Children will work on: basic paddling strokes (front, back, and side); floating and kicking skills; gaining comfort putting their face in the water; blowing bubbles; and pool safety.

Eel - Beginner II - Ages 3-5

Children should already be able to perform: front and back float for 10 seconds; paddle on front, back, and side for 10 yds with a float belt and 5 ft without a float belt. Eel is designed for the intermediate preschool swimmer. Participants will begin to learn the basic techniques for freestyle, as well as, front and back floating, basic backstroke, building endurance, and pool safety.

Ray - Advanced Beginner  - Ages 3-5

Children should already be able to: jump in without assistance, alternating paddle on front/back/side (25 yards with float belt, 20 feet without float belt), front and back float 20 seconds without float belt.

 

School Aged Swim Lessons (Ages 6-14)

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Guppy - Advanced Beginner - Ages 6-14

Swimmers should already be able to paddle front,  back and side 25 yds each with a float belt and 20 ft without a float belt or instructor assistance; front and back float for 30 seconds; jump in deep water unassisted. Students work on backstroke, front crawl, and treading water. Basic rotary breathing will be introduced. 

Minnow - Intermediate - Ages 6-14

Swimmers should already be able to: perform the front crawl (with rhythmic breathing), back, side, breast, and elementary back strokes for 25 yds each with a float belt and 40 ft continuously without a float belt; front and back float for 1 minute unassisted; and tread water for 30 seconds. Focus will be placed on starting to build endurance and techniques for front crawl stroke with rotary breathing, both backstrokes, sidestroke, breast stroke, and treading water. Children will work toward one continuous length of the pool of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, and sidestroke without assistance.

Fish - Intermediated II - Ages 6-14

Swimmer is already be able to: perform the front crawl stroke (with rhythmic breathing), perform back, side, breast, and elementary back strokes for 25 yds each with a float belt and 40 ft continuously without a float belt; front/back float for 1 minute unassisted; and tread water for 30 seconds. Focus will be placed on starting to build endurance, and techniques for front crawl stroke with rotary breathing, both backstrokes, sidestroke, breast stroke, and treading water. Children will work toward one continuous length of the pool of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke without assistance.

Private Swim Lessons

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Your swimmer will have an opportunity to work one on one with one of our highly trained YMCA instructors. We recommend speaking with the instructor you would like to work with prior to registering, to ensure they will be available. If you have no instructor preference, one will be selected for you based on your time request.