Swim Lessons & Aquatics
Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids
Safety, learning + Fun
At the Y, swimming is a life skill. Our swim lessons prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids.
Swim Starters Aquatic Program
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.
A / Water Discovery: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
B / Water Exploration: Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
* We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.
Swim Basics for Preschool and Pre-teen
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.
1 / Water Acclimation: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
2 / Water Movement: Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
3 / Water Stamina: Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
Swim Strokes for Preschool and Pre-teen
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
4 / Stroke Introduction: Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5 / Stroke Development: Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
6 / Stroke Mechanics: Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.