Focus: Youth Offered at: Camp Sherwin, County, Downtown, Eastside, Glenwood
Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children 5 to 14. Accidental drownings can be prevented by teaching youth, teens and adults to swim, so they can be safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.
Y Swim Lesson curriculum is based on a continuum that focuses on a skill-based progression that builds confidence and supports swimming skills. There are three phases within the continuum, beginning with Swim Starters (children 6-36 months), then Swim Basics (children ages 3-12) and Swim Strokes (school-aged children 5-12 years and teens and adults). Each phase is broken into specific stages that are designed specifically for that age group on a cognitive and social ability.
Program enhancements include: low swimmer/instructor ratio, longer class length, ease at time of registration, improved curriculum focusing on skills-based instruction with an emphasis on personal safety, tools and resources to support families at home.
Stages of Learning
Phase 1: Swim Starters Aquatic Program (Infant & Toddlers)
Accompanied by an adult, 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. Click here for stage descriptions. Click here for lesson selector.
Phase 2: Swim Basics for Preschool, School-Age, Teen and Adult
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. Click here for stage descriptions. Click here for lesson selector.
Phase 3: Swim Strokes for Preschool, School-Age, Teen and Adult
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique. Swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy habits. Click here for stage descriptions. Click here for lesson selector.
Private Swim Lessons
Private and semi-private lessons are a great option for swimmers of all ages and abilities looking to accomplish specific objectives. These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve or acquire swimming skills.
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