Lessons – Ages 13 & Up

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Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify.

It’s never too late to learn how to swim and be safe around water! Whether you’re just learning swim basics or training for your next triathlon, there’s a place for everyone in our Teen & Adult lessons. Classes will be divided into a Swim Basics (beginner) and Swim Strokes (advanced) group at the beginning of each session.

Swim Basics

The Swim Basics program is built on the YMCA’s new Safety Around Water program and is designed to teach students personal water safety and respect for the water. The skills swimmers learn in these stages will help them develop an awareness of their own bodies, gain a sense of independence and success, and increase their self-esteem while achieving 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

Swim Strokes

Having mastered the fundamentals in Swim Basics, students in the Swim Strokes program will 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.

Private Swim & Dive Lessons are also available.