Greater Burlington YMCA
Swim Lessons for Ages 6-16 years
Our school-age swim lessons are designed to encourage comfort and independence in the water through skill building, games, and fun. The higher-level classes offer an athletic fitness element. These lessons are 45 minutes long.
The 7-week early spring session of Swim Lessons runs Feb. 28 – April 17. Member registration opens Feb. 14, non-member registration opens Feb. 21.
Polliwog instructors focus on the basics of kicking, arm motions, breathing, floating, and safety with beginner swimmers.
Our guppies begin to transition from the program pool into the lap pool. They begin rhythmic breathing, refine their backstroke, build endurance, and learn safety skills all while having fun.
Minnows work on refining strokes, building endurance, and begin diving. Minnows should be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke, and elementary backstroke.
Fish instructors work with swimmers to refine strokes, increase endurance, and introduce butterfly, open turns, and survival floating.
Flying fish and sharks continue working on stroke development and stamina while working 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 lifeguards.
Through providing intensive stroke development and various leadership opportunities, participants have the unique chance to improve their swimming while developing important safety and leadership skills along the way! Participants in Porpoise Club will learn more about aquatic safety, as well as become more confident and knowledgeable in their swimming. This 7-week, non-competitive swim club is a skills-intensive group for ages 12 and older.