The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Swimming

The YMCA Swim Lesson Curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety.  Scroll down to see class offerings and other swim programs.

I.S.O. Aquatics Staff!  Now hiring lifeguards and swim instructors.  Please apply online or contact Aquatics Management for more information.

Pool closures and weather updates are posted regularly on all pool entrances, and HERE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES ARE DIVIDED ACCORDING TO SKILL LEVEL AND AGE.  THERE MAY BE MULTIPLE CLASSES OF EACH LEVEL OR COMBINED LEVEL CLASSES.  PRESCHOOL RATIO IS 4:1, SCHOOL AGE IS 6:1, STROKE DEVELOPMENT IS 8:1.




Child Swim Lesson Levels:

 

Water Acclimation:

In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Ages: 3-12

+ Qualifications


Water Movement:

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. 

Ages: 3-12

+ Qualifications


Water Stamina:

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.

Ages: 3-12

+ Qualifications


Stroke Introduction:

In this class, children are introduced to basic swimming strokes.

Ages: 5-12

+ Qualifications


Stroke Development:

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.

Ages: 5-12

+ Qualifications


Stroke Mechanics:

In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced. 

Ages: 5-12

+ Qualifications



Swim Lesson Decision Tree:






+ Refund/Swim Lesson Policies

+ Fall 2016 Swim Lessons

+ Private & Semi-Private Lessons

+ Community Swim Tests