Swim Lessons

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 at Solterra offers SUMMER, outdoor swim lessons.

Parent and Child, 6 months to 36 months

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Parent - Child (ages 6-36 months) The primary objective of this class is to provide a positive first aquatic experience for children while bonding with their parents. Children will participate in group activities and games which emphasis basic movement in the water such as kicking, arm movements and breath control. Additional activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child. Children are required to wear swim diapers under their swimsuit (No Regular Diapers). One adult per child is required; couples are encouraged.

Preschool Introduction Swim Lessons-Pike (ages 3-5)

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Our Pike level is for the beginner swimmer with little or no ability to swim independantly, ages 3-5 years. Children will learn: basic paddling strokes (front, back & side), kicking skills. and gain comfort having their faces in the water.

Preschool Swim Lesson Beginner 1 Ray (ages 3-5)

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Our Ray level is beginner 1 for ages 3-5 years. Swimmer already able to: jump in the water with out assistance; paddle on their front, back and side for 15ft each; and front and back float 20 seconds with or without a float belt.

Preschool Swim Lessons Intermediate - Eel (ages 3-5)

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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. Ages 3-5

Beginner Swim Lessons - Polliwog (ages 6-14)

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Polliwog 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. 

Intermediate I Swim Lesson - Minnow (ages 6-14)

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Children should already be able to: perform the front crawl stroke (with rhythmic breathing), back stroke, side stroke, breast stroke, and elementary back stroke for 25 yards each with a float belt and 40 feet continuously without a float belt; front and back float for 1 minute unassisted; and tread water for 30 seconds. Minnow is designed for the school aged intermediate swimmer. Focus will be placed on starting to build endurance. Continued attention on techniques for front crawl stroke with rotary breathing, both backstrokes, sidestroke, breast stroke, and treading water. Children wilkl work toward one continuous length of the pool of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and sidestroke without assistance. Ages 6 and up.

Intermediate II Swim Lesson - Fish (ages 6-14)

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Children should already be able to perform (in good form): front crawl stroke with rotary breathing, breaststroke, sidestroke, back crawl, and elementary back stroke for 25 yards continuously; tread water for 45 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. Ages 6 and up