March 2018

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Swim Lessons

Last Fall, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA revised its swim lessons to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

“The community has responded very positively to our new curriculum,” said Shelley Lechnir, Aquatics Director at the Marshalltown Y.  “We have been adding classes to the schedule in order to meet the demand for participation.”

Spring Session classes at the Y begin Monday, April 2nd.  Registration opens March 26th

There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:

  • Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months to 3 years.
  • Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages.
  • Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique for experienced students. 

Families interested in learning more about Y swim lessons and water safety classes should visit or call 641-752-8658.


About the Y

As a non-profit organization, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA strengthens the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y aims to nurture the potential of children and teens and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.