Swim Lessons

Nurturing skills and building confidence in the water

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Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y has been “America’s Swim Instructor” for over 100 years. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

For more information on the updated program (launched Fall, 2017), check out the “related downloads” on this page, or ask any member of the Aquatics staff.

All swim instructors are trained under the YMCA of the USA guidelines and certified in Basic Life Support (CPRO), Emergency Oxygen Administration and Basic First Aid.

Swim Starters

This parent/child program develops swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.  Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies. Child is required to wear a swim-type diaper if not 100% potty-trained.

Stages/classes are: Stage A: Water Discovery and Stage B: Water Exploration.  For class descriptions or to register, click below:

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Swim Basics

Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills that are recommended for everyone to have around the water.

Stages/classes are: Stage 1: Water Acclimation; Stage 2: Water Movement and Stage 3: Water Stamina. For class descriptions or to register, click below:

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Swim Strokes

Students build stroke technique and additional water safety skills to foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Stages/classes are: Stage 4: Stroke Introduction, State 5: Stroke Development and Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics.  For class descriptions or to register, click below:

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Special Needs Swim Lessons

Rainbow Fish learn to swim in a group setting with smaller ratios. Swimmers work on skills that are appropriate for their ability level. New participants receive a free skill assessment prior to registration.

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Individual and Dual Lessons

Intended for children or adults looking to practice or refine a skill, or to reach a specific goal. These lessons are intended to supplement, not replace, a group lesson.

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Diving Lessons

We offer three stages for Diving which include: Learn to Dive, Intermediate Diving, and Starts and Turn.

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