Sussex County YMCA

Youth 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/CHILD SWIM LESSONS (30 Min.)

SHRIMP 1 (Ages 6 months - 2 years)
An introduction to water adjustment, safety, and basic swimming skills for parent and child. A positive early experience in water through song and games. An adult must accompany the child in the water.
Mon     10:00am
Thurs  11:20am
Sat        9:00am
Sun      10:20am


SHRIMP 2 (Ages 2-3)
An introduction to water adjustment, safety, and basic swimming skills for parent and child. A positive early experience in water through song and games. An adult must accompany the child in the water.
Mon    11:20am
Thurs 10:00am
Sat     11: 30am
Sun    10:55am
SPRING
Monday

Family Member FREE, Youth Member $62, Program Member $88
Tuesday-Sunday
Family Member FREE, Youth Member $70, Program Member $100


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (30 Min.)

PIKE (Ages 3-5)
Instructors lead children in their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. They learn about pool safety, proper arm and leg motions,
introduced to floating and paddle 5 feet without assistance
Mon     10:00am, 11:20am, 4:00pm or 4:45pm
Tues     5:00pm
Thurs  10:40am, 11:20am, 5:00pm or 5:35pm
Fri        4:45pm
Sat       9:00am or 9:35am
Sun      10:20am or 10:55am


EEL (Ages 3-5)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Pike.  Students will paddle over 5 yards in various positions, do a 10 second backfloat, jump from the edge and swim to the side. Students will demonstrate all skills without assistance.
Mon     10:40am or 4:45pm
Tues     5:00pm
Thurs  10:40am or 5:00pm
Fri        4:45pm
Sat       9:35am or 10:55am
Sun      10:20am


RAY (Ages 3-5)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Eel.  Students will paddle 12 yards and learn rhythmic breathing. They will be introduced to diving,
elementary backstroke and jump from starting blocks.
Mon     10:40am or 5:20pm
Tues     5:00pm
Thurs  10:00am or 5:45pm
Fri        4:45pm
Sat       9:45am
Sun      10:55am


STARFISH (Ages 3-5)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Ray. Students will swim one lap of elementary and basic backstroke, basic freestyle, and master a kneeling
dive.
Mon     5:20pm

Tues     5:45pm
Thurs   6:10pm
Sat       9:35am
Sun      9:00am

SPRING
Monday

Family Member $80, Youth Member $85, Program Member $119
Tuesday-Sunday
Family Member $90, Youth Member $95, Program Member $135

 


YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (30 Min.)

POLLIWOG (Ages 6-12)
Beginner or non-swimmer students will get acquainted with the pool and learn pool safety.  Students will learn front and back floating, paddle 12 yards in various positions, and will demonstrate all the skills without assistance.
Mon      4:00pm
Tues     5:35pm
Thurs   6:20pm
Fri        4:00pm
Sat       10:10am
Sun       9:35am


GUPPY (Ages 6-12)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Polliwog. Students begin learning freestyle, elementary backstroke, backstroke and swim 25 yards. Breaststroke kick is introduced along with treading water and basic diving skills
Mon      4:00pm
Tues     5:35pm
Thurs   5:00pm
Fri        4:00pm
Sat       10:10am
Sun       9:35am


MINNOW (Ages 6-12)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Guppy. Students will swim 50 yards of formal strokes, including coordination of breathing, kick and arm motions. Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke will be covered. Butterfly kick, standing and stride dives are introduced.
Mon      4:35pm
Tues     6:20pm
Thurs   5:35pm
Fri        4:00pm
Sat       10:10am or 10:55am
Sun       9:35am


FISH (Ages 6-12)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Minnow.  Students will learn butterfly, proper starts, turns, diving skills, refine the other strokes, and swim 75 yards with proper breathing.
Mon      5:20pm

Tues     6:20pm
Fri        4:00pm
Sat       10:10am


FLYING FISH (Ages 6-12)

Prerequisite: Successfully complete Fish.  Students will develop racing starts, learn bilateral breathing, and increase endurance, refine butterfly over 50 yards, and swim all other strokes 150 yards.
Fri         4:45pm
Sat       10:55am


 

PORPOISE (Ages 6-12)
Prerequisite: Successfully complete Fish.  Students will develop racing starts, learn bilateral breathing, and increase endurance,
refine butterfly over 50 yards, and swim all other strokes 150 yards.
Thurs      6:20pm
Sat          10:55am


SPRING
Monday

Family Member $80, Youth Member $85, Program Member $119
Tuesday-Sunday
Family Member $90, Youth Member $95, Program Member $135

 


SWIM FIT CLUBS (Ages 7-17) SPRING ONLY
Prerequisite: Completed Fish or higher and swim 100yds without assistance.
Learn the fundamentals of team training: competitive strokes, turns, dives, build endurance, and learn how to circle swim.
JUNIOR FIT (Ages 7-11)
Monday  4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday  5:00-6:00pm
Saturday  11:00am-12:00pm
Sunday   9:30-10:30am
SENIOR FIT (Ages 12-17)
Tuesday   4:00-5:00pm
Thursday  6:00-7:00pm
Saturday  10:00-11:00am
Sunday   10:30-11:30am
SPRING 
Monday
Facility Member:  Family $97 Youth/Teen $102  Program Member:  $145
Tuesday - Sunday
Facility Member:  Family $110  Youth/Teen $115  Program Member:  $165


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.
Saturday   11:30am-12:00pm
Sunday (Spring Only)  9:00-9:30am
Spring  Saturday or Sunday
Facility Member:  Family $90/Teen $95  Program Member:  $135
Summer  Saturday
Facility Member:  Family $90/Teen $95  Program Member:  $135