Swimming at the YMCA

The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1906. We have come a long way since that first group lesson. Our swim curriculum is extensively research-based and enables swimmers to advance more confidently and quickly through the stages.

Stages A and B: Infant and Toddler

6 mos. – 3 yrs.

Getting comfortable in the water with a parent or guardian.

Stages 1-3:

Pre-School – School Age

Confidence building in the water, instilling good water safety habits, basic swim skills, and personal growth.

Stages 4-6:

Pre-School – School Age

Confidence building in deep water as well as learning the six basic strokes.