YMCA youth swim lessons are designed to help each child learn how to swim better. The classes are pupil-centered and use a problem-solving guided discovery teaching technique. The emphasis is on learning and not on passing and failing.  Each level is divided into five components: Personal Safety, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, Personal Growth, and Rescue.

 
TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENING SESSIONS
 
  May 5-28 June 2-25 July 7-30 August 4-20 September 1-24
5:30-6:00pm Parent/Child, Blowfish, Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Parent/Child, Blowfish, Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Parent/Child, Blowfish, Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Parent/Child, Blowfish, Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Parent/Child, Blowfish, Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish
6:05-6:50pm Guppies, Polliwogs, Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Guppies, Polliwogs, Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Guppies, Polliwogs, Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Guppies, Polliwogs, Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Guppies, Polliwogs, Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult
  Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $30
Non-Members: $65
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
 
 
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING SESSIONS
 
  June 1-11 June 15-25 July 6-16 July 20-30 August 3-13
9:00-9:30am Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish
9:30-10:05am Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs
10:15-11:00am Minnows, Fish Minnows, Fish Minnows, Fish Minnows, Fish Minnows, Fish
  Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
Members: $35
Non-Members: $70
 
 
SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS
 
  May 9-30 June 6-27 July 11 - August 1 August 8-22 September 5-26
9:00-9:30am Parent/Child, Blowfish Parent/Child, Blowfish Parent/Child, Blowfish Parent/Child, Blowfish Parent/Child, Blowfish
9:35-10:05am Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish Pike, Eel, Rays, Starfish
10:10-10:55am Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs Guppies, Polliwogs
11:00-11:45am Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnows, Fish, Teen/Adult
  Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
Members: $20
Non-Members: $45
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
 

It is important you register your child for the proper class level. Please read the descriptions below to select the proper level. If you are unsure, you may call the Aquatics Director, Brandy, at 256-238-9622.


Parent/Child (6-36 months)
A water awareness class.  Course includes kicking, floating, reaching for objects, and “blowing bubbles”. Infants will be acclimated to the water, including working with instructors.

Blowfish (2-3 years old) NEW!
For swimmers who have already completed the Parent/Child level lessons and/or are ready to take off in the water on their own. Class size is limited to 4 swimmers to allow more attention for our little blowfish.


PRESCHOOL AQUATICS (3-5 years old)

Pike: Beginner- Water adjustment and submersion; front and back float with IFD; front and back, and side paddle stroke with IFD 15 yards and 5 feet without.


 

Eel: Advanced Beginner- Front and back float with IFD; jump into shallow water; front, back, and side paddle with IFD 25 yards and 15 feet without.



Rays: Intermediate- Front and back float, tread water, jump into deep water,
front alternating paddle stroke with rhythmic breathing 15 yards with IFD and 20 feet without, back and side alternating paddle 15 yards with IFD and 20 feet without, front and symmetrical paddle with IFD 25 yards and 20 feet without.


Starfish: Advanced- Front and back float, tread water, jump into deep water,
front and back symmetrical paddle, front, back, and side alternating paddle 25 yards with IFD and 40 feet without.

                                                                                                                                          
YOUTH AQUATICS (6-14 years old)

Polliwogs: Beginner, no swim skills necessary water adjustment and submersion; front and back float with IFD; front back and side paddle stroke with IFD 10 yards and 5 feet without.


Guppies: Advanced Beginner- Front and back float; tread water; jump into deep water; Front alternating paddle with rhythmic breathing, front and back symmetrical paddle, and back and side alternating paddle 25 yards.


Minnows: Intermediate- Resting float; front alternating paddle stroke with overarm recovery and rotary breathing, rudimentary breaststroke, rudimentary sidestroke, back alternating overarm stroke, and rudimentary elementary backstroke 25 yards.


Fish: Advanced- Front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and back
crawl 50 yards; rudimentary butterfly 25 yards with fins, 15 yards without.


A parent or guardian is required to remain at the Y during their child's swim lesson. However, in order to gain the highest benefit to your child's lesson, we kindly ask parents to observe from our pool balcony.