YMCA of Greater Westfield
67 Court Street | Westfield, MA 01085
P. 413-568-8631 | F. 413-572-3995

Preschool Swim Lessons

Learning To Swim Is Fun!

The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses offered at our facilities are designed to give your child a positive learning experience and teaches lifelong swimming skills.

Regardless of your child’s swimming ability, you can play a critical role in guiding, caring for, supervising, motivating and working with your child during this experience.

Our Swim Instructors

All YMCA Swim Lesson Instructors have been trained through the YMCA of the USA to teach swim lessons at a variety of levels from Parent Child-Preschool-Youth. They are all lifeguard, AED, First-Aid, and CPR certified. There will always be a certified lifeguard present at your child’s lesson.

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Spring Swim Lesson Schedule

Eel/Ray: Intermediate/Advanced

For children who are comfortable in the water and swim 5-10 feet on their own but cannot yet swim the length of the pool.

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Flippers Gym/Swim

Ages 4 – 6 years. Tumbling and rolls are introduced, as well as some beginner cartwheel and handstand skills. Hanging and swinging activities on bars including front support, casts, rolling forward, pullovers and swings. Running, jumping and landing are introduced for vault. The Gym portion of the class is 30 mins long and begins with stretching and a warm up. Then, its off to the pool.

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Pike: Beginner

Pike helps children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Class is intended for children with little to no water experience.

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