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PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS *
There is no better place to learn to swim than at the Y — often referred to as "America’s Favorite Swim Instructor"! Preschool swim lessons teach children valuable life skills, including personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, rescue, and water sports and games. Our swim lessons focus on positive values in a fun and caring atmosphere. Parent/Tot swim lessons are broken down by child age. Preschool swim lessons are broken down by ability and teach basic skills progressing through five levels: Pike, Super Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish.
PARENT/TOT LESSONS 6 MO - 2 YEARS
Shrimp/Kipper (6 Months - 2 Years)
For infants/toddlers. Focuses on water adjustment while having fun in
the pool as the parent/child team work together to create a safe,
comfortable environment in and around the water.
Inia/Perch (2 – 3.5 Years)
This class is for parent/child teams that have some experience in the
water and are seeking more challenges in water adjustment. Children
should be comfortable submerging and floating with some help from the
parent or instructor.
PRESCHOOL LESSONS 3.5 - 6 YEARS
Pike (Entry Level)
We focus on water safety and independent movement in the water in this class for beginning swimmers. Classes will cover water adjustment, floats, and basic swimming skills.
Super Pike (Prerequisite: Pike)
In this class we continue to develop basic floating, kicking, and gliding skills. The child must be able to submerge his or her face under water and float with assistance.
Eel (Prerequisite: Super Pike)
This class is for swimmers who are able to submerge, float, and streamline across the pool without assistance. We will teach early crawl strokes and breathing techniques.
Ray (Prerequisite: Eel)
This class is for swimmers who are able to swim early crawl strokes with basic breath control. The class will focus on deep water adjustment and refining crawl strokes.
Starfish (Prerequisite: Ray)
This class is for preschool-aged swimmers who are able to swim 25 yards front crawl and backstroke. The class will focus on stroke refinement and endurance.