Group Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)

Group Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)

As the largest provider of swim lessons in the country, there’s no one more qualified than the Y to ensure swimmers build confidence with every stroke. In fact, we developed group swim lessons back in 1906! Welcoming kids and adults of all ages and abilities, our program offers a clear progression track to monitor achievement while every lesson emphasizes personal safety around water.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to improve your stroke technique, each instructor tailors lessons to fit the needs of needs student or students in the class.

Swimming is a low-impact sport that works all your muscle groups and builds cardiovascular endurance. It also stretches and lengthens your body, improving your posture. The support of the water and the lack of joint impact make swimming a good choice for people who are unable to undertake high-impact activities.

All lessons are conducted under the supervision of certified lifeguards and taught by nationally certified swim instructors trained in CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.

Not sure where to begin? Use the form below to determine which swim lesson level is right for you or your child.  Additional level requirements can be found below by clicking on the course description for each stage.

 

Stage 1 Water Acclimation

All Locations
9/7/21 - 10/30/21
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This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

*Swimmer must be comfortable on front and back in the water working with an instructor without a parent.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/10/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
1 / 6 Available Registration
Closed
09/08/21 - 09/29/21
7 lessons - Mo,We - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
2 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
1 / 6 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 2 Water Movement

All Locations
9/7/21 - 10/30/21
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In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

*Swimmer must be able to blow bubbles and submerge independently, front and back glide with assistance 5 feet, front and back float with assistance for 10 seconds, and exit the water independently.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/8/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
Tu,Th - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
- Registration
Closed
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
- Registration
Closed
09/08/21 - 09/29/21
7 lessons - Mo,We - 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
6 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
- Registration
Closed

Stage 3 Water Stamina

All Locations
9/7/21 - 10/30/21
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This stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water

*Swimmer must be able to submerge and bob independently, front and back glide 10 feet, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water with assistance, and exit the water independently.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/8/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
Tu,Th - 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
- Registration
Closed
09/08/21 - 09/29/21
7 lessons - Mo,We - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
1 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 10:10 am - 10:40 am
- Registration
Closed
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
B - Sa - 10:10 am - 10:40 am
2 / 6 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

All Locations
9/7/21 - 10/30/21
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This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

*Swimmer must be able to complete the following skills unassisted: swim 15 yards on front and back, swim/float/swim, glide 10 feet on front and back, and tread water for at least 10 seconds.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/8/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1 / 6 Available Registration
Closed
09/08/21 - 09/29/21
7 lessons - Mo,We - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
- $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 10:45 am - 11:15 am
- Registration
Closed

Stages 5 Stroke Development

All Locations
9/11/21 - 10/30/21
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This stage introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl
  • Developing the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Building endurance techniques for deep-water safety

*Swimmer must be able to swim at least 15 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Swimmer must be able to complete 15 yards of breaststroke and butterfly kick. Swimmer must be able to tread water with any kick for 1 minute.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/8/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
- Registration
Closed

Stages 6 Stroke Mechanics

All Locations
9/11/21 - 10/30/21
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This stage refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. As you work with students at this stage, focus on the following important milestones:

  • Developing endurance in the competitive strokes
  • Developing skills related to competitive swimming like flip turns
  • Enhancing skills and building endurance in deep water

*Swimmer must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Swimmer must be able to swim 15 yards of butterfly. Swimmer must be able to tread water for 1 minute.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 8/27/21 8/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 8/31/21 9/8/21 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/11/21 - 10/30/21
Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
3 / 4 Available Registration
Closed