Sussex County YMCA

Youth Swim Lessons

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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 LESSON PRICES

MINI SUMMER SESSIONS June 26 - August 17
Each mini session includes 8 lessons Monday - Thursday.  MINI 1 session has 1 less class due to the 4th of July.
MINI 1: July 26 - July 6
MINI 2: July 10 - July 20
MINI 3: July 24 - August 3
MINI 4: August 7 - August 17

MINI 1 - Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$62 / Program Member: $88
MINI 2,3,4 -
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth:$70 / Program Member: $100

SUMMER SESSION 1: June 26 - July 22
SUMMER SESSION 2: July 24 - August 19
Monday
& Wednesday (2x a week for 4 weeks = 8 lessons)

Summer 1
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth $62 / Program Member: $88
Summer 2
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth $70 / Program Member: $100

Saturday (1x a week for 4 weeks = 4 lessons)
Facility Member: Family FREE / Youth $35 / Program Member: $50

SHRIMP 1 (Ages 6 months - 2 years) - 30 minute lessons
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.
Mini 1 & 3     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Sat  9:00am


SHRIMP 2 (Ages 2-3) -30 minute lessons
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.
Mini 2 & 4     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Sat  11:30am


PRESCHOOL & YOUTH SWIM LESSON PRICES

MINI SUMMER SESSIONS June 26 - August 17
Each mini session includes 8 lessons Monday - Thursday.  MINI 1 session has 1 less class due to the 4th of July.
MINI 1: July 26 - July 6
MINI 2: July 10 - July 20
MINI 3: July 24 - August 3
MINI 4: August 7 - August 17

Preschool
MINI 1 -
Facility Member: Family $80 / Youth:$85 / Program Member: $119
MINI 2,3,4 -
Facility Member: Family $90 / Youth:$95 / Program Member: $135

Youth
MINI 1 -
Facility Member: Family $83 / Youth:$88 / Program Member: $123
MINI 2,3,4 -
Facility Member: Family $95 / Youth:$100 / Program Member: $140

SUMMER SESSION 1: June 26 - July 22
SUMMER SESSION 2: July 24 - August 19
Monday
& Wednesday (2x a week for 4 weeks = 8 lessons)

Preschool
Summer 1
Facility Member: Family $80 / Youth $85 / Program Member: $119
Summer 2
Facility Member: Family $90 / Youth $95 / Program Member: $135

Saturday (1x a week for 4 weeks = 4 lessons)
Facility Member: Family $45 / Youth $50 / Program Member: $68

Youth
Summer 1
Facility Member: Family $83 / Youth $88 / Program Member: $123
Summer 2
Facility Member: Family $93 / Youth $100 / Program Member: $140

Saturday (1x a week for 4 weeks = 4 lessons)
Facility Member: Family $50 / Youth $55 / Program Member: $70

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
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4pm OR 5:30pm,  Sat 9am OR 9:30am


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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4pm,  Sat 9:35am OR 10:55am


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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4:35pm,  Sat 9:35am


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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:00am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4:35pm,  Sat 9:35am

 


YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (40 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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:40am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  5:10pm,  Sat 10:10am


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
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:40am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  5:10pm,  Sat 10:10am


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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:40am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4:45pm,  Sat 10:10am OR 10:55am


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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:40am
Summer 1 or Summer 2   Mon & Wed  4pm,  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.
Mini 1- 4     Mon - Thurs  10:40am
Summer 1 or Summer 2    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.
Summer 1 or Summer 2    Sat 10:55am


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