GROUP SWIM LESSONS
At the Y, we believe swimming is a vital life skill. Our swim lessons prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids.
Quality: 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.
Certified Instructors: Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED and First Aid . Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.
Swim lessons are organized into three phases, and each phase includes several stages focused on a specific skill set. Contact Shelley.Lechnir@ymca-ywca.org with questions regarding Youth Swim Lessons.
Schedule: Spring schedule TBA pending Y closure due to COVID-19.
Parent & Child Lessons - Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
A / Water Discovery
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
B / Water Exploration
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Recommended skills for all to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills.
1 / Water Acclimation
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
2 / Water Movement
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
3 / Water Stamina
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
Skills to support a healthy lifestyle. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
4 / Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5 / Stroke Development
Introduces breastroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
6 / Stroke Mechanics
Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 3 yrs - adult
Available at varied times when the pool is not busy. Please contact Aquatic Director at 641.752.8658 to schedule lesson times and allow up to two weeks for lessons to begin.
Contact Shelley.Lechnir@ymca-ywca.org with questions regarding Youth Swim Lessons.