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. 

+ Water Acclimation

+ Water Movement

+ Water Stamina

+ Stroke Introduction

+ Stroke Development

+ Stroke Mechanics

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.