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 July 1, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on June 15, and for community members on June 22.

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 Exploration
  • 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

Stage 1 Water Acclimation with Parent
  • Age: 3-5 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable going under water voluntarily and aren't ready for parent separation in the pool.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Bob to submerge in water
    ○ Front and back glide to the wall for 5 feet with no help
    ○ Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
    ○ Roll from back to front and front to back with help
    ○ Jump, push, turn, grab with help
    ○ Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
    ○ Exit the water
  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Preschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and are introduced to basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

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