YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active along with developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Group lessons are the ideal fit for your child to start learning to swim and to make new friends. The Y Aquatics program believes children can build character while they learn to swim and we believe this opportunity should be available to anyone. Preschool lessons are limited to 5 participants to each class and Youth lessons are limited to 6 participants per class.
Where Did All the Fish Go? Changes to Y Swim Lessons.
As “America’s Swim Instructor”, the Y has been teaching kids how to be safe around water for decades.
Beginning October 2018, we’ll be making some changes to our swim lesson structure to simplify and more accurately describe skill levels.
What is different?
We’re making two key changes to swim lessons:
Name changes: Lesson names are changing to stages that better reflect the skills learned and we’re moving away from the identifying fish levels. Visit your local Y for more information and a detailed guide on which stage is appropriate for your children. When registering in September for October sessions, these changes will be reflected both on the website and if signing up at your local branch.
Curriculum changes: We’re also changing the curriculum to better serve different learning styles of our youth participants. We’ve simplified the structure by focusing on benchmark skills and goals in each stage. Students progress from fundamentals to stroke technique over 6 distinct stages.
Swimming lessons are essential for kids to become safe around water, and learn to set and achieve goals. We’re looking forward to launching this new swim lesson structure and helping many more young people build swimming confidence.