At the Y we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen and adult. Our experienced swim instructors teach the nationally recognized Y Progressive Swim Program. We focus on personal safety and personal growth opportunities, stroke development, rescue techniques and water sports and games. Our swim lesson design encourages positive values and promotes growth in a fun and caring atmosphere. By educating and partnering with parents and families we’re determined to prevent water accidents in our community.
We employ only the best staff, all of whom exhibit our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—and who are passionate about teaching children the life skill of swimming.
Classes for younger children (ages 0-5) take place in our Program Pool and are 30 minutes long.
Classes for older children (ages 6-16) take place in our Lap Pool and are 45 minutes long.
To schedule a free evaluation to determine your child’s level, please contact Jess Lukas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802 652 8143.
Pre-registration is required by level. To schedule a swim evaluation for your child, please contact Jess Lukas so that your child can begin a class in the proper level.
Swim Lessons run for eight weeks during the winter season: Jan 5-Mar 1and all lessons take place in the pools in Burlington. For more information, please contact Jess Lukas by email at email@example.com or by phone at 802 652 8143. See below to register online.
This 30 minutes class provides the highest quality of early water experiences for children from 6 months to 18 months. As an introduction to the pool for parents and their infants, kids progress through four levels, from water adjustment through basic skills. Program instruction is directed toward helping parents work with their children. We focus on creating a special, fun time for parents and children through water games, songs and basic movements. One adult must accompany each child in the water.
This 30 minutes class continues to provide the highest quality of early water experiences for children from 19 months to 36 months. As a further introduction to the pool, children will work towards swimming independently with guidance and direction from both the instructor and their caregiver. Kids continue to develop safety skills and learn early swimming skills through games, song and playful instruction. One adult must accompany each child in the water.
This 30 minute class continues to provide the highest quality of early water experiences for children from 27 to 36 months. As a continuation to the Perch class, Perch Plus is for children that have completed one season of Perch. Caregivers remain in the water with children as instructors work towards preparing children for Parent Pike or even Pike 1. This class is for our more advanced, younger swimmers.
This 30 minute class is for children who are not ready to be without an adult caregiver in the water. This is a transitional class that will introduce skills to the child and adult together. By graduation day the caregiver is out of the water and children are comfortable in it on their own. One adult must accompany each child.
Flying fish and shark instructors continue working on stroke development and stamina building to work towards completing 100 yards of front crawl, backstroke, butterfly and breast stroke. A focus on water safety is maintained as flying fish and sharks are becoming young adults who might be thinking about jobs as swim instructors and life guards.
Synchronized Swimming Anyone? The Porpoise Club is a swim club designed for swimmers with intermediate swimming skills who like to work out and have fun. Emphasis is placed on endurance and stroke development of the four basic competitive strokes. Practice will also include fun aquatic activities such as synchronized swimming! Porpoise is the final level of YMCA swim lessons. We'll also focus on improving our water rescue skills and possibly have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, do a community service project and look at the options of pursuing a career in aquatics with our Y.
Individual 30-minute lessons for people with physical or developmental needs. Students work one-on-one with an instructor. An application must be completed two weeks prior to lesson start date. Contact Jess Lukas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802-652-8143 for more information.
Enjoy a one-on-one, personalized swim lesson with a qualified instructor no matter what your age! Your swim instructor will cater the lessons to specifically meet your needs and goals. Days and times will be arranged for the convenience of students and instructors; lessons last 30 minutes. To schedule a private or semi-private swim lesson, please contact Jess Lukas by email at email@example.com or by phone at 802-652-8143. Openings will be filled depending on the availability of instructors and space in the pool.
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