Youth Swim Lessons (ages 6 & up)

Winter 1 Swim Lessons are starting January 10th!

winter 1 Swim Lessons

1/Tadpole (Water Acclimation)

Increases comfort with underwater exploration introduces swim basics and self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

2/Polliwog (Water Movement)

Continued work on swim basics, encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

3/Guppy (Water Stamina)

Continued work on swim basics, front and back, developing intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

4/ Minnow (Stroke Introduction)

Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5/ Fish (Stroke Development)

Continued work on stroke techniques and endurance. Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

6/ Flying Fish (Stroke Mechanics)

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

7/ Shark (RCYMCA Swim Expert)

This challenging level, is designed to be full, intensive and FUN. It  concentrates on the “perfection” of strokes, lifesaving skills, personal safety skills, timed and endurance events and other skills to prepare for a lifetime of “swimming.”

Wondering about appropriate level?

It is important for children to be in the correct level. Please don’t guess. If your child is new to our program, or you can’t remember what level they should be in, a quick e-mail to frances@rcymca.org will get you the answer generally within 24 hours. You may be asked to bring your child in for an in-the-water evaluation. To eliminate the risk of your child being removed from the wrong level, with no spots available in the correct level/time of your choice, please be sure you are signing your child up for the correct level.

Please refer to Membership Policies page for details on our transfer/cancellation policy. Make ups are not provided if your child is absent or if we are closed due to unforeseen circumstances.