Stage 1 - Water Acclimation
School Age - Swim Lessons
Stage 1 swim lessons for school age children at the YMCA focus on water acclimation, increasing student's comfort with underwater exploration and introducing basic self-rescue skills. Instructors focus on helping students explore getting comfortable with movement in the water, developing basic skills to propel and glide, and teaching basic aquatic safety. See Swim Lessons for an overview of our Stages progression.
On or before 08/29/2019
This class is for children who are nonswimmers with no experience in the water. Children in this stage will be introduced to submerging independently, gliding on front and back, and exiting the water.