Swim Lesson University

PARENT/CHILD

Parent and Babies (ages 6-12 months)

Parents assist with the class to help acclimate the child to the water introducing a breathing, kicking and splashing. The younger your child is introduced to the water, the more comfortable he or she will be to learn to swim.

Parent and Tot (ages 13-36 months)

Parents assist with the class to help acclimate the child to the water introducing a dolphin dip, back kick, breathing, underwater and surface swim progressions as well as two remedial, but important safety skills.

 

PRESCHOOL CHILD (AGES 3-5)

Swim 101

A course that turns beginners into swimmers using progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills.

Swim Strokes 201

A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.

Advanced Swim Strokes 301

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered backstroke and freestyle.

Lifesaving Strokes 401

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading.

 

PRESCHOOL SPECIALTY

Step outside our traditional swim program with classes created by member request.

Gym & Swim (ages 1-2)

Children enjoy social time, games, songs, and bonding with parents. Gym activities allow children to develop coordination, balance, flexibility, and body awareness. Swim time allows children to get comfortable with basic swimming skills and safety.

 

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6-9)

Swim 102

A course that turns beginners into swimmers using progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills.

Swim Strokes 202

A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.

Advanced Swim Strokes 302

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered backstroke and freestyle.

Lifesaving Strokes 402

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading.

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (AGES 10-12)

Swim 103

A course that turns beginners into swimmers using progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills.

Swim Strokes 203

A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.

Advanced Swim Strokes 303

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered backstroke and freestyle.

Lifesaving Strokes 403

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading.

 

SWIM LESSONS (AGES 13-ADULT)

Swim 104

A course that turns beginners into swimmers using progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills.

Swim Strokes 204

A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.

Advanced Swim Strokes 304

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered backstroke and freestyle.

Lifesaving Strokes 404

A progressive, advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading.

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

…are a great option for swimmers looking to catch up or get ahead.

These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve or master swimming skills. You set the agenda by working with the instructor to determine goals. Curriculum is customized to meet these goals.
Private and semi-private lessons are available in 1- or 5-lesson packages, and can begin at any time. To arrange lessons, contact tcrowley@springfieldymca.org.
Be sure to let them know your current ability & your goals for the lessons, your preferred days and times, and how often you would like to do the lessons, so they can schedule an instructor who meets your needs.

Please view our Program Guides for all Swim Lessons!
Register online!

The YMCA of Springfield, IL is our community’s premier provider of aquatic instruction. Whether you want to conquer your fear of the water, train for a race, prepare your child for summers around the pool, or give your child exposure to the sport of swimming, the Y has the right lesson for you. With a competition pool, child pool, lane pool, warm lap pool, resistance pool, and more, the Y has the amenities you need to be water ready. Sign up today, and see why the Y is so much more than a gym.