The Y Youth Aquatics Program is divided into several different levels and is oriented toward student-centered learning. It is designed to insure the student’s safety, provide for regular, progressive success, and make the learning process more enjoyable.
This program is a water orientation class designed for parent and child participation. The class encourages the bond of trust between parent and child and teaches parents how to guide and supervise their children around the water. The child will be exposed to basic movements.
This group lesson will emphasize the skills taught in our beginning preschool levels, but a parent will accompany the child in the water. This new class will be ideal for the independent toddler or the preschooler that still needs a little more assistance from a parent before enrolling in the pike class. The class will have a balance between swimming with a parent and trying skills independently along with the teacher.
The preschool swim program has four levels designed to help children progress and build elementary swimming and safety skills. Children are placed in small groups with Y trained instructors. Class emphasis is on developing the coordination, endurance, and self-confidence of the preschooler.
Preschool Classes Offered:
- Pike – Beginner
- Eel – Advanced beginner
- Ray – Low Intermediate
- Starfish – High Intermediate
The progressive swim program has six levels designed to help children grow personally and develop strokes and safety skills. Emphasis is on endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques.
Youth Classes Offered:
- Polliwog – Beginner
- Guppy – Intermediate beginner
- Minnow – Advanced Beginner
- Fish – Intermediate
- Mini Northern – Advanced Intermediate