The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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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. 




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




Other Swim Lessons Levels:


Adult Swim Lessons

(14 & up)

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.


Private Swim Lessons

(3 & up)

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

 

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

(3 & up)

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