Swim Lessons-Preschool (ages 3-5 years)

Swim Lessons-Preschool (ages 3-5 years)

Swim Basics-Stage 1/Water Acclimation, Stage 2/Water Movement, Stage 3/Water Stamina

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, exit and jump, push, turn, grab.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STAGE Use the Lesson Selector to determine the appropriate stage for your child. View the Preschool Skill Continuum to see all skills and benchmarks for each stage.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be in writing and reviewed by the Aquatic Director. Full refunds can be issued for swim lessons prior to the start of the session, partial refunds will not be issued for unattended classes.

Make-up Policy

Should the YMCA cancel classes for any reason, a make-up class will be scheduled. Make-up classes are not available for individuals in group swim lessons that cannot attend at registered class time.

Stage 1/Water Acclimation

Eastside Family Y
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, to wall, 5 feet

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

Students in this stage are expected to gain the skills above and develop the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 10 feet.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Member ONLY - Early Registration 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open Registration 6/3/24 6/5/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late Registration 6/6/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No Class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:00 am - 30 mins
3 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/19/2024
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No Class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 10:10 am - 30 mins
4 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
06/19/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 4:50 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 6:05 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 6:45 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
06/25/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No Class 7/4 - Th - 4:00 pm - 30 mins
1 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
06/27/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No Class 7/4 - Th - 5:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/16/24 - 08/08/24
Second Morning Session (Times TBD) - Tu,Th
Yes
Registration
will open on
07/09/2024

Stage 1/Water Acclimation

Glenwood Park
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, to wall, 5 feet

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

Students in this stage are expected to gain the skills above and develop the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 10 feet.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Early (Members only) 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open (Members & Non-members) 6/3/24 6/4/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late 6/5/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:00 am - 30 mins
2 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
06/18/2024
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:35 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 10:45 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 4:00 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:10 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:45 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 4:00 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 4:35 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 5:45 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full

Stage 1/Water Acclimation

County
6/13/24 - 7/11/24
VIEW

NOTE: Classes are offered at the Edinboro American Legion Outdoor Pool, website.

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

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, to wall, 5 feet

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

Students in this stage are expected to gain the skills above and develop the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 10 feet.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Open (Members & Non-Members) 6/3/24 6/20/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Edinboro Legion Pool - Tu,Th - 9:30 am - 30 mins
1 / 7 Available Register  
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Edinboro Legion Pool - Tu,Th - 10:40 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full

Stage 2/Water Movement

Eastside Family Y
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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.

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds
  • Front & back glide, 5 feet
  • Endurance to jump, push, turn, grab independently and complete the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 10 seconds, near wall, exit
  • Submerge & look at an object on the bottom

Students in this stage are expected to have the skills needed to be proficient with the following and have the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 5 yards.

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, at wall, 5 feet

Required water safety & breath control skills for this stage include:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Member ONLY - Early Registration 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open Registration 6/3/24 6/5/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late Registration 6/6/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No Class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:35 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No Class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 10:45 am - 30 mins
3 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
06/19/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 4:15 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
06/25/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No Class 7/4 - Th - 4:35 pm - 30 mins
1 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/27/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No Class 7/4 - Th - 5:55 pm - 30 mins
3 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/27/2024
07/16/24 - 08/08/24
Second Morning Session (Times TBD) - Tu,Th
Yes
Registration
will open on
07/09/2024

Stage 2/Water Movement

Glenwood Park
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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.

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds
  • Front & back glide, 5 feet
  • Endurance to jump, push, turn, grab independently and complete the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 10 seconds, near wall, exit
  • Submerge & look at an object on the bottom

Students in this stage are expected to have the skills needed to be proficient with the following and have the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 5 yards.

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, at wall, 5 feet

Required water safety & breath control skills for this stage include:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Early (Members only) 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open (Members & Non-members) 6/3/24 6/4/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late 6/5/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:35 am - 30 mins
2 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
06/18/2024
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 10:10 am - 30 mins
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/18/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:45 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 4:35 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 5:10 pm - 30 mins
1 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/10/2024

Stage 2/Water Movement

County
6/13/24 - 7/11/24
VIEW

NOTE: Classes are offered at the Edinboro American Legion Outdoor Pool, website.

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.

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds
  • Front & back glide, 5 feet
  • Endurance to jump, push, turn, grab independently and complete the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 10 seconds, near wall, exit
  • Submerge & look at an object on the bottom

Students in this stage are expected to have the skills needed to be proficient with the following and have the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab assisted and the swim, float, swim sequence assisted for 5 yards.

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds, assisted, recover independently
  • Front & back glide, assisted, at wall, 5 feet

Required water safety & breath control skills for this stage include:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front, assisted
  • Submerge, bob independently

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Open (Members & Non-Members) 6/3/24 6/20/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Edinboro Legion Pool - Tu,Th - 10:05 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Edinboro Legion Pool - Tu,Th - 11:15 am - 30 mins
3 / 7 Available Register  

Stage 3/Water Stamina

Eastside Family Y
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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.

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Swim on front & back using any arm & leg action, 10 yards
  • Endurance to jump, swim, turn, grab for 10 yards and complete the swim, float, swim sequence for 15 yards

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 30 seconds, exit
  • Submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water

Students in this stage are expected to have the skills needed to be proficient with the following and have the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab and the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards.

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds
  • Front & back glide, 5 feet

Required water safety & breath control skills for this stage include:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 10 seconds, near wall, exit
  • Submerge & look at an object on the bottom

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Member ONLY - Early Registration 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open Registration 6/3/24 6/5/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late Registration 6/6/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:15 pm - 30 mins
3 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
06/25/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No Class 7/4 - Th - 5:55 pm - 30 mins
3 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
06/27/2024
07/16/24 - 08/08/24
Second Morning Session - No 7/4 (Time TBD) - Tu,Th
Yes
Registration
will open on
07/09/2024

Stage 3/Water Stamina

Glenwood Park
6/11/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

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.

Strokes & endurance developed in this stage:

  • Swim on front & back using any arm & leg action, 10 yards
  • Endurance to jump, swim, turn, grab for 10 yards and complete the swim, float, swim sequence for 15 yards

Water safety & breath control skills developed in this stage:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 30 seconds, exit
  • Submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water

Students in this stage are expected to have the skills needed to be proficient with the following and have the ability to complete the 2 benchmark skills of jump, push, turn, grab and the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards.

  • Front & back float, 10 seconds
  • Front & back glide, 5 feet

Required water safety & breath control skills for this stage include:

  • Exit water independently
  • Roll front to back & back to front
  • Tread water, 10 seconds, near wall, exit
  • Submerge & look at an object on the bottom

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Early (Members only) 5/28/24 6/2/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00-
Open (Members & Non-members) 6/3/24 6/4/24 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 90.00
Late 6/5/24 6/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 55.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:00 am - 30 mins
4 / 4 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2024
06/11/24 - 07/09/24
No class 7/4 - Tu,Th - 9:35 am - 30 mins
3 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
06/18/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 4:35 pm - 30 mins
4 / 4 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2024
06/11/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 6:20 pm - 30 mins
4 / 4 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 4:00 pm - 30 mins
4 / 4 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/04/2024
06/13/24 - 08/08/24
No class 7/4 - Th - 6:20 pm - 30 mins
1 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
07/10/2024