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Stoughton Aquatics

Swim Lessons - Stoughton

Preschool, Youth, Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

All YMCA Swim Lesson focus on water safety.

Swim Starters

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.

A / 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.

B / Water Exploration

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

Swim Basics

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

1 / 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.

2 / 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.

3 / 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.

Swim Strokes

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.

4 / 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.

5 / 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.

6 / 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.

Name Location Days Offered Dates Avail. Times Avail. Register
28141 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Y-Ability Swim Lessons ages 4-9 Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Wednesday 10/09/2019 — 12/18/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Register
28142 - Swim Lessons: Swim-Ability - Y-Ability Swim Lessons ages 10+ Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Monday 10/07/2019 — 12/16/2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Register
28369 - Swim Lessons: Stage A: Water Discovery 6mo.-3yrs - Level A With Parents Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Sunday 11/03/2019 — 12/22/2019 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM Register
28389 - Swim Lessons: Stage A: Water Discovery 6mo.-3yrs - Level A With Parents Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Thursday 11/07/2019 — 12/19/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Register
28390 - Swim Lessons: Stage A: Water Discovery 6mo.-3yrs - Level A With Parents Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Saturday 11/02/2019 — 12/21/2019 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Register
28391 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - Level B with Parent Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Sunday 11/03/2019 — 12/22/2019 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Register
28392 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - Level B with Parent Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Monday 11/04/2019 — 12/23/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Register
28393 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - Level B with Parent Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Saturday 11/02/2019 — 12/21/2019 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Register
28394 - Swim Lessons: Stage 1: Water Acclimation with parent - Level 1 with Parent Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Sunday 11/03/2019 — 12/22/2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Register
28395 - Swim Lessons: Stage 1: Water Acclimation with parent - Level 1 with Parent Old Colony Y - Stoughton Branch Monday 11/04/2019 — 12/23/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Register
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