Swim Lessons

For over 150 years, the YMCA has been teaching communities to swim and be safe around water. This summer we continue that legacy offering swim lessons for preschoolers, school-aged kids and private and semi private.

Preschool Swim Lessons (ages 3-5)

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Eel - Beginner - 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 yards with a float belt and 5 feet 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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Ages 6-14. Children should already be able to play around and be comfortable in an aquatic setting. Polliwog is designed for the school-aged beginner who has little experience swimming independently. Children must be willing to participate without parent involvement.  Children will work on floating, kicking, putting their face in the water, blowing bubbles, basic paddle strokes, and pool safety. 


Ages 6-14. Children should already be able to paddle front, back and side 25 yards each with a float belt and 20 feet 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, treading water and basic rotary breathing will be introduced. 


Ages 6-14. Children should already be able to perform (in good form): front crawl stroke with rotary breathing and open turns for 50 yds, breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, and elementary back stroke for 50 yards continuously; tread water for 60 seconds. Fish is designed for the school aged intermediate-advanced swimmer. Students will continue their focus on techniques for freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and treading water while increasing endurance.