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SWIM LESSONS

Swim Lessons

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. 

INDOOR LESSONS/YEAR-ROUND POOLS:

COPPELL CROSS TIMBERS J.E.R. CHILTON LAKE HIGHLANDS MOODY PARK SOUTH T. BOONE PICKENS SEMONES FAMILY 

OUTDOOR LESSONS/SEASONAL POOLS:

GRAND PRAIRIE IRVING LAKEWEST MOORLAND OAK CLIFF RICHARDSON SEMONES FAMILY WAXAHACHIE WHITE ROCK

 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Young child swimming in an indoor pool with the help of two adults
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

  • None
Young girl swimming assisted by instructor and a pool noodle
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

  1. Able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles
  2. Able to float on front & back with minimal assistance
  3. Able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance. 
    A young girl wearing goggles swimming in an indoor pool
    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

    1. Able to float on front & back unassisted
    2. Able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted
    3. Able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 feet unassisted
    4. Able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.
    A young girl floating on her back assisted by an instructor
    STROKE INTRODUCTION

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

    Ages: 5-12

    Qualifications

    1. Able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water
    2. Able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath
    3. Able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards
    4. Able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds
    5. Able to swim to wall & exit
    A young girl swimming with her head underwater
    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

    1. Able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards
    2. Able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards
    3. Able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute
    An instructor assisting a swim student on proper form while swimming
    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

    1. Able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards
    2. Able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards
    3. Able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery
    4. Able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm
    5. Able to dive from kneeling position.
    Adult swimming
    ADULT SWIM LESSONS

    Teaches the basic fundamentals of flotation and introduces swimming. Helps overcome the uneasiness sometimes felt by adults learning to swim. Emphasizes front crawl and elementary backstroke.

    Ages: 14 & Up

    Qualifications

    • None
    Young girl talking to a swim instructor in the pool
    PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

    Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. Private lessons are taught one-on-one with the instructor.

    Ages:  3 & Up

    Qualifications

    • None
    Two young kids holding on to the side of a pool with a swim instructor
    SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

    Semi-private lessons are for groups of no more than three children and one instructor. Aquatics Department does not group together semi-private lessons.

    Ages: 3 & Up

    Qualifications

    • None