YOUTH & ADULT SWIM SCHOOL

More than just swim lessons.

We offer swim classes for parent and child, infants, young children, teenagers, and adults on weekdays, evenings, and weekends all year long.

If you have any questions regarding Swim School including registration, pricing and class schedules, please contact Lauren Chiappetta, Swim School Specialist, at swimschool@gwymca.org.

*Please note all times and offerings are subject to change.


WINTER 2020 – January 27 – April 9

  • NO CLASSES Feb. 10-17
  • Member Registration opens Monday, January 6 at 9AM
  • Times and offerings are subject to change.
Winter 2020 Brochure

 

*To register:


Following the YMCA National Swim Instruction Program, our curriculum focuses on teaching water safety and comfort followed by stroke development. All lessons are held in our Alumni warm-water pool for 30 minutes with the exception of YOUTH levels 4-6 which are 45 minutes, and Level 7’s which are 1 hour.  

REQUIRED SWIM EVALUATIONS

If you are not a member of the YMCA of Greenwich, or have not taken a class within the last session at our facility, a swim evaluation is necessary. Registration without an evaluation will result in non-refund. Evaluations take approximately 5 minutes. No evaluation needed for children under 3 years old (i.e. Parent & Child Classes).

If you would like to schedule a swim evaluation, please contact Lauren Chiappetta, Swim School Specialist, at swimschool@gwymca.org.


YOUTH SWIM SCHOOL

LEVEL A1 & A2 

  • LEVEL A1 – 6 MONTHS – 13 MONTHS
  • LEVEL A2 – 14 MONTHS – 21 MONTHS

Parents accompany children in Level  A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

LEVEL B1 & B2

  • LEVEL B1 – 22 MONTHS – 28 MONTHS
  • LEVEL B2 – 29 MONTHS – 35 MONTHS

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 

LEVEL 1

In stage 1, students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

LEVEL 2

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

LEVEL 3

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

LEVEL 4

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

LEVEL 5

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. 

LEVEL 6 

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

PRETEAM LEVEL 7A & 7B (6-13 yrs)

Students in stage 7 are able to swim all four strokes and are looking to join a competitive team or are looking to reinforce skills in a non competitive setting.


ADULT SWIM SCHOOL

Following the YMCA National Swim Instruction Program, our curriculum focuses on teaching water safety and comfort followed by stroke development. 

LEVEL 1

In stage 1, students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Boot Camp for Level 1

  • MAX. PARTICIPANTS: 8
  • Session Dates: January 27-30, February 3-6 (Dates updated 1/10/2020)
  • 7:00PM – 7:45PM – Instruction
  • 7:45PM – 8:00PM – “Free Swim” to review/ practice/ explore
    • Member $200 | Non-Member $300

LEVEL 2

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

LEVEL 3

Students in stage 3 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

As we are just kicking off this program, we will be offering Level 2 and Level 3 classes at a later time.

More information to come! 


QUESTIONS? We’d love to help. 

To discuss all of your Swim Lesson options including Private Swim lessons, please contact Lauren Chiappetta, Swim School Specialist, at swimschool@gwymca.org.