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. Please call the aquatics department 973 209 9622 ext.210 or ext. 223 to set up an appointment.

View the Y's aquatic policy.

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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.


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.


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

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


 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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Teen and Adult Beginner Swim Lessons: 13+ (30min.)

Teen beginner swim lessons (Ages 13-17 years old)
Ideal for teens who have never learned to swim or who have some basic skills in the water, but never learned technique.

Adult beginner swim lessons  (Ages 18+)
This class is ideal for adults who have never learned to swim of who have some basic skills in water, but never learned technique.

Swim Fit Club (60 min.)

Prerequisite: Completed Level 5 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.

Jr Swim Fit (7-11 years old)
Sr Swim Fit (12-17 years old) 

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