Parent Child & Terrific TwosSkippers classes accommodate participants ages
6 months to 5 years, and may be combined to meet the varied enrollment. Parents must accompany their child to class and remain at the pool for the duration. See also: Skippers classes for ages 3 - 5 yrs.
- Shrimp & Kipper- Parent Tot I
Ages 6 - 36 months with Adult
This class is designed for beginners and toddlers of all age ranges. Children will be taught comfort in a swimming pool with a focus on developing basic swimming skills such as floating, kicking, paddling, blowing bubbles, and breath control. The children will also learn how to interact with an instructor and become accustomed to a swim lesson environment. Participants are required to wear tight fitting plastic pants or swim diapers while in the pool. Adults must accompany their child in the pool.
- Inia & Perch- Parent Tot II
Ages 21 - 36 months with Adult
The Parent/Tot II class is designed for toddlers with prior swim lesson experience who are ready for the next step in their progression. The children will begin to focus on grasping swimming techniques. The participants will begin to focus on skill retention and having the ability to perform skills on their own. Children will learn paddling, kicking, breath control, jumping, and eventually independent floating and swimming. Participants are required to wear tight fitting plastic pants or swim diapers while in the pool. Adults must accompany their child in the pool.
- Terrific Transitional Twos | TTT
Ages 24 - 36 months with Adult
This class is for children who have previously attended Parent-Tot classes and are ready to take the next-step in their swimming progression. Designed to help children make a smooth transition from Parent-Tot into a Pike class. The children will learn front and back floating, kicking, dog paddle, confidence in deep water and they will begin to develop breath control. Participants are required to wear tight fitting swim diapers while on the pool. Class enrollment will be kept to a 3:1 ratio.
YMCA Swim Lessons
The YMCA has been teaching people how to swim for over 150 years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enjoy the water in a safe and fun environment. Swimming is one of the most effective tools in developing the spirit, mind and body.
Our lessons are based on student- centered learning, with a focus on developing the entire person.
Many of our swim lessons fill quickly, so advanced registration is recommended. You can register at the YMCA, on the phone or online.
Please be sure to sign up for lessons before each session starts. Once
a session has begun it is still possible to register by speaking to the
Aquatic Director. Please review the Credits & Refund Policy before registering for aquatic programs.
All aquatic classes run on a monthly basis, and start on the first class day of each month. For example, SKIPPERS classes are held on Monday and Wednesday. Thus, classes begin on the first Monday or Wednesday of the month. All swim classes are prorated for the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your child has been placed on the waitlist for any aquatic program, an aquatic department representative will contact you if your desired class becomes available.
Contact InformationMichelle Gable