Learn to Swim at the Y
The Y-USA 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. There will always be a certified lifeguard present at your child’s lesson.
Descriptions For Each Level
Stage A: Water Discovery
Parents accompany children in this stage, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
Stage B: Water Exploration
Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety skills.
Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance
Stage 2: Water Movement
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently
Stage 3: Water Stamina
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages
Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Stage 5: Stroke Development
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle