Weekday Group Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12 Years)

Weekday Group Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12 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
9/13/22 - 11/10/22
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This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Students will work on the accomplishing 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
*Swimmers entering this Stage 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.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 10/7/22 10/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 10/10/22 10/12/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
- Registration
Closed
10/17/22 - 11/09/22
Mo,We - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22
10/18/22 - 11/10/22
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22

Stage 2 Water Movement

All Locations
9/13/22 - 11/10/22
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In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Students will work on accomplishing 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 5 feet
  • Front and back float with assistance for 10 seconds and recovery independently
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • 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.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 10/7/22 10/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 10/10/22 10/12/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
- Registration
Closed
10/17/22 - 11/09/22
Mo,We - 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22
10/18/22 - 11/10/22
Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22

Stage 3 Water Stamina

All Locations
9/13/22 - 11/10/22
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This stage develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Students will work on accomplishing 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:

  • Submerge and look at an object on the bottom independently
  • Front and back glide for 10 feet
  • Front and back float for 20 seconds
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water for 10 seconds near the wall
  • Exit the water independently
  • Jump, push, turn, grab independently
  • Swim, float, swim for 5 yards independently

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


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 10/7/22 10/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 10/10/22 10/12/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Tu,Th - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
- Registration
Closed
10/17/22 - 11/09/22
Mo,We - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22
10/18/22 - 11/10/22
Tu,Th - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

All Locations
9/13/22 - 11/10/22
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This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students will work on the following important milestones:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

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

  • Submerge and retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim 15 yards on front and back
  • Roll back to front and front to back
  • Tread water for 1 minute and exit
  • Jump, swim, turn, swim, grab for 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim for 25 yards

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


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 10/7/22 10/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 10/10/22 10/12/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Tu,Th - 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
- Registration
Closed
10/17/22 - 11/09/22
Mo,We - 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22
10/18/22 - 11/10/22
Tu,Th - 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
7 / 7 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22

Stages 5 Stroke Development

All Locations
9/13/22 - 11/10/22
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This stage introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. Swimmers will work on developing the following important milestones:

  • Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl
  • Developing the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Building endurance techniques for deep-water safety

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

  • Front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
  • Back crawl for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Tread water with a scissor & whip kick for 1 minute
  • Sitting dive
  • Swim any stroke or combination of strokes for 25 yards

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


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
Member Priority Access 10/7/22 10/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00-
All Access 10/10/22 10/12/22 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4 / 8 Available Registration
Closed
10/18/22 - 11/10/22
Tu,Th - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8 / 8 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 10/07/22