The YMCA offers summer swim lessons at Tallyn's Reach for all ages.
Preschool Swim Lessons (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. 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. Ages 3-5.
The child should already be able to: jump in w/out assistance, alternating paddle on front/back/side (25 yds with float belt, 20 ft with out float belt), Front and back float 20 seconds without float belt.
School Aged Swim Lessons (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.