Sign up for a Parent and Child Swim class at the Bed Stuy YMCA, hop in the pool with your baby or toddler, and help them learn to be comfortable in the water. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of January 2, 2020. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 14, and for community members on December 21.

Choose a Level

Not sure which lesson is the right fit? Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to assess the student, or contact the Aquatics Director.

 

Stage A Water Discovery

  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration.

Register for Stage A

 

Stage B Water Discovery

  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child is comfortable in the water or child has taken Stage A Water Discovery
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Register for Stage B

 

Gym and Swim

  • Age: 1-3 years
  • Class length: 60 minutes
    • 25 minutes of structured games and activities in the gym
    • Transition to to pool
    • Parent/child swim lesson including songs, skills, and games
  • Qualification: None needed
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Register for Gym and Swim

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