Sussex County YMCA

Swim Lessons

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
One on one instruction, suitable for adults or children.  Lessons move at your own pace, meeting your own needs. 
Packages available. 
PRIVATE SWIM LESSON FORM


Did you know we offer free swim lesson evaluations?
Be assured you and your child will be placed in the proper level of swim lessons.
Saturday or Sunday  9:00-11:30am, no appointment necessary.

View the Y's aquatic policy.


PARENT AND CHILD SWIM LESSONS: 6mos. - 3 years (30 min.)

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision

WINTER 1 SESSION:
SUNDAY - SATURDAY -
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$70 / Program Member: $100
WINTER 2 SESSION:
SUNDAY-
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$62 / Program Member: $88
MONDAY - SATURDAY- Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$70 / Program Member: $100


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

Monday 10:00am |  Thursday 11:20am | Saturday 9:00am | Sunday 10:20am


 

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

Monday 11:20am | Thursday 10:00am | Saturday 11:30am | Sunday 10:55am


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS: 3 - 5 years (30 min.)

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float,
swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit • Jump, push, turn, grab

WINTER 1 SESSION:
SUNDAY - SATURDAY -
Facility Member: Family $85/ Youth:$90 / Program Member: $135
WINTER 2 SESSION:
SUNDAY-
Facility Member: Family $75 / Youth:$80 / Program Member: $119
MONDAY - SATURDAY- Facility Member: Family $85 / Youth:$90 / Program Member: $135


 

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

Mon 10:40am, 11:20am, 4pm or 4:45pm | Tue 5pm (Winter 2 Only) Thu 10:40am, 11:20am, 5pm or 5:35pm | Fri 4:45pm| Sat 9am or 9:35am |Sun 10:20am or 10:55am


 

WATER MOVEMENT
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.

Mon 10:40am or 4:45pm | Tue 5pm (Winter 2 Only) Thu 10:40am or 5pm | Fri 4:45pm| Sat 9:35am or 10:55am |
Sun 10:20am


 

WATER STAMINA
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.

Mon 10:40am or 5:20pm | Thu 10:00am | Fri 4:45pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 10:55am


STROKE INTRODUCTION
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.

Mon 5:20pm |Tue 5pm (Winter 2 Only)|Thu 5:45pm | Sat 9:35am | Sun 9:00am


SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS: 6 - 12 years (40 min.)

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke
technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

WINTER 1 SESSION:
SUNDAY - SATURDAY -
Facility Member: Family $90/ Youth:$95 / Program Member: $140
WINTER 2 SESSION:
SUNDAY-
Facility Member: Family $80 / Youth:$85 / Program Member: $123
MONDAY - SATURDAY- Facility Member: Family $90 / Youth:$95 / Program Member: $140


 

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

Mon  4:00pm | Thu 6:20pm | Fri 4:00pm | Sat 10:10am | Sun 9:35am


 

WATER MOVEMENT
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.

Mon  4:00pm | Tue 5:35pm (Winter 2 Only)| Thu 5pm | Fri 4:00pm | Sat 10:10am |Sun 9:35am


 

WATER STAMINA
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.

Mon 4:35pm |Tue 6:20pm (Winter 2 Only) Thu 5:35pm | Fri 4pm | Sat 10:10am | Sun 9:35am


STROKE INTRODUCTION
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.

Mon 5:20pm | Tue 6:20pm (Winter 2 Only)|Fri 4:00pm | Sat 10:10am or 10:55am


 

STROKE DEVELOPMENT
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.

Tue 5:35pm (Winter 2 Only) | Thu 6:20pm | Fri 4:45pm | Sat 10:55am


 

STROKE MECHANICS
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.

Tue 5:35pm (Winter 2 Only) | Thu 6:20pm | Sat 10:55am


SWIM FIT CLUBS (Ages 7-17)
Prerequisite:Completed Level 4 or higher and swim 100 yards without assistance.
Learn the fundamentals of team training: competitive strokes, turns, dives, build endurance, and learn how to circle swim.

WINTER 1 SESSION:
JUNIOR FIT:Family Facility Member: $100 / Facility Member: $110 / Program Member: $150
WINTER 2 SESSION:
Family Facility Member: $100 / Facility Member: $110 / Program Member: $150
SUNDAY:
Family Facility Member: $88 / Facility Member: $98 / Program Member: $132

Junior Fit (Ages 7-11)
Monday  4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday  4:00-5:00pm (Winter 2 Only)
Thursday  5:00-6:00pm
Saturday  11:00am-12:00pm
Sunday  9:30am-10:30pm (Winter 2 Only)
Senior Fit (Ages 12-17)
Tuesday  4:00-5:00pm (Winter 2 Only)
Thursday  6:00-7:00pm

Saturday  10:00-11:00am
Sunday  10:30am-11:30pm (Winter 2 Only)


TEEN BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS (Ages 13-17)
This class is ideal for teens who have never learned to swim or who have some basic skills in the water, but never learned technique.

WINTER 1:
SATURDAY 11:30am-12pm- Facility Member: Family $90/ Youth:$95 / Program Member: $135
SUNDAY 9 - 9:30am- Facility Member: Family $90/ Youth:$95 / Program Member: $135
WINTER 2:
SATURDAY 11:30am-12pm- Facility Member: Family $90/ Youth:$95 / Program Member: $135
SUNDAY 9 - 9:30am- Facility Member: Family $80/ Youth:$85 / Program Member: $119