Saturday Group Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5 Years)

Saturday Group Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5 Years)

As the largest provider of swim lessons in the country, there’s no one more qualified than the Y to ensure swimmers build confidence with every stroke. In fact, we developed group swim lessons back in 1906! Welcoming kids and adults of all ages and abilities, our program offers a clear progression track to monitor achievement while every lesson emphasizes personal safety around water.

Whether you’re just starting out or want to improve your stroke technique, each instructor tailors lessons to fit the needs of needs student or students in the class.

Swimming is a low-impact sport that works all your muscle groups and builds cardiovascular endurance. It also stretches and lengthens your body, improving your posture. The support of the water and the lack of joint impact make swimming a good choice for people who are unable to undertake high-impact activities.

All lessons are conducted under the supervision of certified lifeguards and taught by nationally certified swim instructors trained in CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.

Not sure where to begin? Use the form below to determine which swim lesson level is right for you or your child.  Additional level requirements can be found below by clicking on the course description for each stage.

A valid email address is required so we can contact you if we need to change or cancel a class.

Stage 1 Water Acclimation

All Locations
7/2/22 - 8/13/22
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This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Swimmers will work on the following important milestones:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

PRE-REQUISITES
*Swimmer must be comfortable on front and back in the water working with an instructor without a parent.

A valid email address is required so we can contact you if we need to change or cancel a class.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
- $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 10:10 am - 10:40 am
2 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 11:20 am - 11:50 am
1 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed

Stage 2 Water Movement

All Locations
7/2/22 - 8/13/22
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In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Swimmers will work on the following important milestones:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

PRE-REQUISITES
*Swimmers entering this stage must be able to:

  • Submerge (bob) independently
  • Front and back glide with assistance for 5 feet
  • Front and back float with assistance for 10 seconds and recover independently
  • Roll back to front and front to back with assistance
  • Exit the water independently
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with assistance
  • Swim, float, swim with assistance for 10 feet

A valid email address is required so we can contact you if we need to change or cancel a class.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 9:35 am - 10:05 am
- $70 - $105 Registration
Closed
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 10:45 am - 11:15 am
2 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed

Stage 3 Water Stamina

All Locations
7/2/22 - 8/13/22
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This stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Swimmers will work to accomplish the following important milestones:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water

PRE-REQUISITES
*Swimmers entering this Stage must be able to complete the following skills unassisted:

  • Submerge and look at object on the bottom
  • Front and back glide 5 feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim for 5 yards

A valid email address is required so we can contact you if we need to change or cancel a class.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/02/22 - 08/13/22
(7 Lessons) - Sa - 10:10 am - 10:40 am
6 / 6 Available $70 - $105 Registration
Closed