Swim Basics, for ages 3 to 5, are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety, basic swimming skills and focusing on swimming to safety.
The World is 71% Water. Kids are 100% Curious.
The YMCA’s youth swim lessons teach your child how to become safe and confident swimmers in a friendly and supportive small-group setting.
As their skills and confidence in the water grows young swimmers progress from learning basic water safety to swimming skills including:
- How to tread and float in the water
- Proper breathing techniques
- Key swimming strokes (such as the front crawl and backstroke) needed to pass the YMCA swim test
- Safety and rescue skills
- Proper conditioning and personal fitness habits
Not sure which lesson is right for your child?