Swim Lessons-School Age (ages 6-12 years)

Swim Lessons-School Age (ages 6-12 years)

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

*Please Note:  At this time, Water Acclimation and Water Movement require one parent/guardian in the water to assist the child participating in class. 

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 Jump, push, turn, grab.

Swim Strokes: Stage 4/Stroke Introduction, Stage 5/Stroke Development, Stage 6/Stroke Mechanics

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.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLASS

Use the lesson guide below to determine skill level and choose the appropriate class. You can find even more information in our detailed lesson selector.  Or, contact us for a free swim test.

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.

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Stage 1/Water Acclimation

Eastside Family Y
11/21/20 - 12/12/20
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*Please Note:  At this time, Water Acclimation and Water Movement require one parent/guardian in the water to assist the child participating in class. 

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.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/21/20 12/12/20 Stage 1/2 Combo Class - Sa - 10:30 am - 30 mins 3 / 3 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 2/Water Movement

Eastside Family Y
11/18/20 - 12/12/20
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*Please Note:  At this time, Water Acclimation and Water Movement require one parent/guardian in the water to assist the child participating in class. 

Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water and perform basic self-rescue skills independently.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/18/20 12/9/20 We - 6:00 pm - 30 mins 5 / 5 Available Registration
Closed
11/21/20 12/12/20 Stage1/2 Combo Class - Sa - 10:30 am - 30 mins 3 / 3 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 3/Water Stamina

Eastside Family Y
11/17/20 - 12/17/20
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Students develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 37.50

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/17/20 12/8/20 Tu - 4:30 pm - 30 mins 3 / 6 Available Registration
Closed
11/18/20 12/9/20 We - 5:10 pm - 30 mins 1 / 6 Available Registration
Closed
11/19/20 12/17/20 No class 11/26 - Th - 5:10 pm - 30 mins 3 / 6 Available Registration
Closed
11/21/20 12/12/20 Sa - 10:30 am - 30 mins 4 / 6 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 4/Stroke Introduction

Eastside Family Y
11/21/20 - 12/12/20
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Students are introduced to basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 37.50

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/21/20 12/12/20 Sa - 11:10 am - 30 mins 4 / 7 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 5/Stroke Development

Eastside Family Y
11/19/20 - 12/17/20
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Students continue work on stroke technique and are introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/19/20 12/17/20 5/6 Combo; no class 11/26 - Th - 5:50 pm - 30 mins 1 / 3 Available Registration
Closed

Stage 6/Stroke Mechanics

Eastside Family Y
11/19/20 - 12/17/20
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Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

30 Minute Lessons


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 11/9/20 11/21/20 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/19/20 12/17/20 5/6 Combo; No class 11/26 - Th - 4:20 pm - 30 mins 3 / 3 Available Registration
Closed