Learning to swim at the Y is more than just stroke development. Children are taught in small groups with others of their own age and skill level to facilitate the students' socialization skills. Instructors use a child-centered approach which offers more active involvement and a better understanding of swimming, thus more learning and more fun. Of course, YMCA Character Development is at the core of each lesson, as are the essential components of stroke development, boating safety, personal safety, and rescue skills.
Swim lessons are available in group, private, and semi-private formats, and classes are available for children with special needs. Please refer to your branch's program guide for current lesson times and prices.
Some branches offer a Swim Team, and/or Pre-Competitive level classes, where the emphasis is on learning the fundamentals of competitive swimming: stroke mechanics and turns, endurance and strength.
Be part of it all, and experience swim lessons the Y way!