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Aquatics

Swim Lessons

YMCA Method of Teaching Swim Lessons

Swim lessons at the YMCA are designed to promote comfort levels and provide the skills to thrive in aquatic environments. All of our swim programs are designed to engage the swimmer and to develop their swim skills through educational and fun activities. 

The Y has an appropriate swim lesson for all ages and levels, so come on in and swim with us!

 

Youth Swim Lessons

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.

 

 

Adult Swim Lessons

This instructional class is for all adults looking to overcome their fear of water. Start learning basic strokes or stroke improvement. The class is designed to give one-on-one feedback with practice time for individuals to develop at their own pace.

Private Swim Lessons

30 minutes of one-on-one instruction.

Name Location Days Offered Dates Avail. Times Avail. Register
20267 - Swim Lessons: Learn to Swim - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Sunday 07/30/2018 — 06/30/2019 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
23150 - Swim Lessons: Stage A: Water Discovery 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Sunday 03/03/2019 — 04/28/2019 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Register
23152 - Swim Lessons: Stage A: Water Discovery 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Saturday 03/02/2019 — 04/12/2019 09:50 AM - 10:20 AM Register
23153 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Sunday 03/03/2019 — 04/28/2019 09:40 AM - 10:10 AM Register
23154 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Monday 03/04/2019 — 04/22/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Register
23155 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Friday 03/01/2019 — 04/12/2019 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Register
23156 - Swim Lessons: Stage B: Water Exploration 6mo.-3yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Saturday 03/02/2019 — 04/13/2019 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Register
23157 - Swim Lessons: Stage 1: Water Acclimation 3-5yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Sunday 03/03/2019 — 04/28/2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Register
23158 - Swim Lessons: Stage 1: Water Acclimation 3-5yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Monday 03/04/2019 — 04/22/2019 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Register
23159 - Swim Lessons: Stage 1: Water Acclimation 3-5yrs - . Old Colony Y - Taunton Branch Monday 03/04/2019 — 04/22/2019 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Register
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