Youth Swim Lessons

aquatics

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Parent and Child: Stage A & B (6 Months-3 y/o) 

Stage A: Water Discovery
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 9-9:30 a.m. (Combined with Stage B)
Saturdays, 10:10-10:40 a.m.; 11:20-11:50 a.m. (Combined with Stage B)
Ages: 6 Months-3 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

Stage B: Water Exploration
Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 9-9:30 a.m. (Combined with Stage A)
Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m.; 11:20-11:50 a.m. (Combined with Stage A overflow)
Ages: 6 Months-3 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

Preschool: Stage 1 & 2 (3-5 y/o) 

Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming.
Day & Time:
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:05 p.m.
Saturdays, 8-8:45 a.m.,  8:45-9:20 a.m., 9:30-10:05 a.m.
Ages: 3-5 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

Stage 2: Water Movement
Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:05 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:45-9:20 a.m.; 9:30-10:05 a.m.
Ages: 3-5 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

Stage 3: Water Stamina
Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
No classes offered this session. 

School Age: Stages 2, 3, 4 (5-12 y/o) 

Stage 2: Water Movement
Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 8-8:45 a.m.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

Stage 3: Water Stamina
Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:30-9:15 a.m., 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:30-9:15 a.m., 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

Private Swim Lessons  

Our instructors can help overcome apprehension, improve technique, or assist in developing a plan for endurance swimming. Classes are 30 minutes and scheduled by appointment.

SessionAny
Day & Time
: Arrange with Aquatics Director
Ages: 6 y/o-Adult
FEE: Members $30; Community $40

Bath Y Facility

Aquatics Director: Sean Vaillancourt
sean@bathymca.org
207-443-4112, extension 23

Aquatics Coordinator: Andrea Reiley
areiley@bathymca.org
207-443-4112, extension 42

Landing Y Facility

Unavailable at this location.