Swim Lessons at the YMCA of Greater Westfield are currently available for youth ages 6 months to 12 years old. All swim lessons are delivered through our trained instructors delivering our nationally recognized swim lesson curriculum. To ensure safety at all times all of our pools have a certified lifeguard on duty.

All age groups are taught the same skills, but divided according to developmental milestones. The curriculum is geared toward how children learn:

Swim Starters emphasizes active supervision by a parent and teaches students how to get to safety from a short distance. 

  • Stage A Water Discovery
  • Stage B Water Exploration

Swim Basics focus on body position and movement rather than technical form

  • Stage 1 Water Acclimation
  • Stage 2 Water Movement
  • Stage 3 Water Stamina

Swim Strokes work to coordinate strokes and increase comfort and endurance

  • Stage 4 Stroke Introduction
  • Stage 5 Stroke Development

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For more information about classes, please select from the tiles below specific to your swimmer's age.