Swim Levels

The Y’s primary goal is to provide your child with a pleasant, fun-filled water experience while teaching fundamental aquatic and water safety skills. Our newly-designed swim curriculum is organized into three general categories: Swim Starters, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes.

SWIM STARTERS

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

Preschool A

Preschool A/Water Discovery is designed for children ages 6 months to 3 years and parents to enjoy together. The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising the children. Swim diapers are required. 30-minute lesson.

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Preschool B

Preschool B/Water Exploration is designed for children 6 months to 3 years. This class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Swim diapers are required. 30-minute lesson.



SWIM BASICS

Recommended skills for all to have around water

Level 1

Level 1/Water Acclimation increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. This level is offered for preschool age swimmers 3 to 5 years and youth swimmers 5-12 years. 30-minute lesson.
 



Level 2

Level 2/Water Movement encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. This level is offered for preschool age swimmers 3 to 5 years and youth swimmers 5-12 years. 30-minute lesson.



Level 3

Level 3/Water Stamina develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. This level is offered for preschool age swimmers 3 to 5 years and youth swimmers 5-12 years. 30-minute lesson.

 



SWIM STROKES

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

Level 4

Level 4/Stroke Introduction introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and reinfores water safety through treading water and elementary back stroke. This level is offered for preschool age swimmers 3 to 5 years and youth swimmers 5-12 years. 40-minute lesson.



Level 5

Level 5/Stroke Development introduces breaststroke and butterfly, and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. This level is offered for youth swimmers 5-12 years. 40-minute lesson.



Level 6

Level 6/Stroke Mechanics refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. This level is offered for youth swimmers 5-12 years. 40-minute lesson.



*Private/semi-private swim lessons are available upon request. Contact the Aquatics Director at the Northeast Family YMCA or I.D. Pennock Family YMCA.