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Swim Lessons

There is no organization more qualified in swim instruction than the Y, who invented swim lessons in 1903. The Y teaches water safety, a critical life-saving skill for all children and adults, and how to swim. These skills build confidence and make it possible to safely enjoy pools, water parks, and the outdoors.

People of all ages can learn fundamental swimming skills from nationally certified instructors while fostering a life-long appreciation for physical activity and wellness.

Not sure where to begin? Use the tool below to determine which swim lesson level is right for you or your child.

Swim Lesson Selector

Attire and What to Bring:

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool.
  • Family appropriate, clean swimsuit and swim attire is required.
  • Sandals or flip-flops are permitted in the pool area
  • Towel

 

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Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available for all skill levels and ages.

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Parent Child Lessons

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Fall Session Dates: September 9-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12-22

Register for Parent/Child Lessons

Level 1: Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming

Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for level 1 lessons

Level 2: Water Movement

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for Level 2 Lessons

Level 3: Water Stamina

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for Level 3 Lessons

Level 4: Stroke Introduction

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for Level 4 Lessons

Level 5: Stroke Development

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for Level 5 Lessons

Level 6: Stroke Mechanics/ Stroke Enhancement

Stage 6 is an advanced class designed to refine the four basic strokes: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly while encouraging swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. This class will be held in the 25 yard, First Interstate Bank Shallow Pool to ensure stroke proficiency with distance.

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Fall Session Dates: September 6-29, October 4-27, November 1-17 (3 week session), December 11/28-12/22

Register for Level 6 Lessons