Wayne YMCA

Youth Swim Lessons at Wayne YMCA

The Y has been teaching kids how to swim for more than a century, providing lessons about water safety in a fun and safe environment. With a wide range of swimming lesson options for the entire family and convenient class times, you’ll be sure to find something that meets your family’s needs and busy schedule.

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The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is new and improved.
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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.)

 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.)

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 Swim Lessons

For ages 13 and up
40 minute lessons
Sundays, 8:15am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 8:00pm
Family Facility Member:  $14.40/class
Facility Member: $16.00/class
Community Member: $23.50/class

Special Needs Swim Lessons

For children of all ages with moderate to severe neurological, physical, or social challenges. Overseen by instructors and volunteers who will be in the water offering assistance to participants. They will assist in teaching students how to swim as well as teaching adults the exercises that should be done with the child in the water.  An adult must accompany the child in the water.

Time: Sundays, 11:15-11:55am
Family Facility Member:  FREE
Facility Member: $16/class
Community Member: $23.50/class

Pre-Swim Team

Refine all strokes, diving from blocks and flip turns. This is the last instructional swim class in progressive swim program and will prepare the swimmer for swim team.

Ages: 6-17
Duration:
60 minute classes.
Prerequisite: Swim all strokes 150 yards
Ratio: 1 instructor to 8 swimmers
Time: Fridays, ages 6-12  4:30-5:30pm
Saturdays, ages 6-12, 11:15am-12:15pm
Sundays, ages 13-17, 12:00-1:00pm

Family Facility Member:  $14.40/class
Facility Member: $16.00/class
Community Member: $23.50/class

Second Grade Swim Lessons

Whether it's the pool, beach, waterpark, or lake front, the Y wants you to be safe in and around the water. With this in mind, the Y is offering one FREE 8 week session of swim lessons to all second grade children to teach swim and water safety skills and give kids and adults the chance to explore the many health benefits of swimming. 

Second graders, along with their parent or guardian, must present proof of age to enroll. 

Private Swim Lessons

We offer one-one-one instruction, designed to encourage swimmers at different levels and help them progress into group or personal aquatic activities.  Days and times based on instructor and pool availability.

Ages: 2+
Duration:
30 minute lessons

1 Lesson - Family Facility Member: $45  Facility Member: $50 
4 Lessons -  Family Facility Member: $160   Facility Member: $168  
8 Lessons - Family Facility Member: $304   Facility Member: $320 
12 Lessons - Family Facility Member: $432   Facility Member: $456  

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