Youth Swim Lessons

aquatics

Photo by Heather Perry

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

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 6 Months-3 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

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Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

Stage B: Water Exploration
Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Day & Time: Register to see available times.
Ages: 6 Months-3 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

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Preschool: Stage 1 & 2 (3-5 y/o) 

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 3-5 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

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Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 3-5 y/o
FEE: Members $50; Community Members $66

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Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back?

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.
Classes are not offered this session. 

 

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

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

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Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

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Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

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: Register to see available times.
Ages: 5-12 y/o
FEE: Members $64; Community Members $85

Students in this level are also encouraged to join the Snail Darters Pre-Team. Click here to learn more about swim team.

 

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

Stage 5: Stroke Development
Students will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
Classes are not offered this session. However, students in this stage are encouraged to join the Long Reach Swim Club. Click here to learn more about swim team.

 

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. 
Classes are not offered at this time. However, students in this stage are encouraged to join the Long Reach Swim Club. Click here to learn more about swim team.

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 $45

Bath Y Facility

New session begins January 2, 2018
Registration opens December 17, 2018

Aquatics Director: Andrea Moskevitz
andrea@bathymca.org
207-443-4112, x23

Landing Y Facility

Unavailable at this location.