Youth Swim School
MORE THAN JUST SWIM LESSONS
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.
Click on the links below to be taken to the swimming level of your choice or scroll down.
Our Summer Program runs from September 20th – December 19th
Member Registration opens September 8th
Non-Member Registration opens September 13th
NO CLASSES: November 24th – 28th
For more information on registration and policies, including our COVID-19 refund/credit policies, click here.
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 our YMCA Swim School Team at email@example.com.
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. In Level B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
- LEVEL A1: 6 MONTHS – 13 MONTHS
- LEVEL A2: 14 MONTHS – 21 MONTHS
- LEVEL B1: 22 MONTHS – 28 MONTHS
- LEVEL B2: 29 MONTHS – 35 MONTHS
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. 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.
In level 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. Students in level 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.
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. 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.
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.
Questions? We’d love to help.
To discuss all of your Swim Lesson options including Private Swim lessons, please contact our YMCA Swim School Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.