Learn to Swim
The Y is America's leading swim instructor. Ys have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Our programs include parent/toddler introductory programs, preschool, and progressive youth swim, swim league, master swim, team, lap swimming and much more.
Parent-Child Swim Lessons (6 months - 3 years)
Babies and toddlers adjust to the pool, while in their parent's arms. Classes consist of songs, games, blowing bubbles, kicking, moving arms and playing with toys. Other skills are learned as the child is ready.
Pike – Beginner: New and inexperienced swimmers. Designed to help gain confidence and comfortability in water. Will learn to swim front and elementary backstroke with assistance. Submerging face, opening eyes underwater and blowing bubbles. Floating on front and back.
Eel – Intermediate: Experienced swimmers, comfortable in the water with little to no assistance. Designed to help gain confidence in water as well as unassisted front and back crawl. Will learn elementary backstroke and treading water.
Polliwog – Beginner :(Introduction to Water Skills) :For new and inexperienced swimmers. Designed to help gain confidence and comfortability in water. Will learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke with assistance. Submerging face, opening eyes underwater and blowing bubbles. Floating on front and back.
Guppy – Advanced Beginner:(Fundamental Aquatic Skills) :For swimmers comfortable in the water without assistance. Can swim 25 yards front crawl and 25 yards elementary backstroke Learn sidestroke, backstroke, and surface diving and treading water. Introduced to rotary breathing.
Minnow – Intermediate :(Stroke Development):For experienced swimmers. Can swim 25 yards front crawl, backstroke, and sidestroke. Designed to work on stroke development. Beginning diving and breaststroke. Refining/developing rotary breathing skill and dolphin kick. Increased endurance. Introduction to butterfly stroke.
Fish – Advanced Intermediate: (Stroke Improvement and Refinement):Designed for advanced swimmers to work on strengthening stroke work as well as their dive work. Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke. Increased endurance and focus on form. Learn butterfly stroke.