SWIM LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

 

YMCA swim lessons prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids. Lessons are available for individuals 6 months to adult. You are never to old to learn to swim.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH OPEN DOORS

Through use of a sliding fee scale, any person who wants to participate in YMCA programs can do so. Families with a household annual income of $75,000 or less qualifies for open doors financial assistance.

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The Middlesex YMCA is a non-profit health and human services organization which offers high quality programs, services, and facilities with open doors to serve all within the community. 

 
 
Parent swimming with infant in a pool.

Swim Starters

PARENT / CHILD SWIM LESSONS
For ages 6 months to 36 months

Children participate with a parent in the water. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Swimmers progress through Stages A and B of the Y's Swim Lessons Stages.

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*NOTE:

Tuesday Swim Starter Classes are currently A/B combined level classes. 

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.

 

B - Water Exploration

  • In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Swim instructor with a preschool swimmer

Swim Basics

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS 
For ages 3 to 5

Children may participate without a parent in the water. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child's stage based on their swim skills, and children will advance through stages as skills improve.

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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.​​

 

2/ Water Movement

  • In stage 2, 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

 

3/ Water Stamina

  • In stage 3, 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.

Swim Instructor teaching a swimmer backs
SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS 
For ages 6 to 14

Children are taught progressively, each stage building on skills taught in previous stages. A low student-teacher ratio allows participants to safely develop skills and confidence in the water. Your swim instructor will assign your child's stage based on their swim skills, and children will advance through stages as skills improve.

Swim Basics

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.​​

 

2/ Water Movement

  • In stage 2, 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

 

3/ Water Stamina

  • In stage 3, 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.

Swim Strokes

4/ Stroke Introduction​​

  • Students in stage 4 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.

 

5/ Stroke Development

  • Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

 

6/ Stroke Mechanics

  • Pre-Swim Team is offered at the Middlesex YMCA for swimmers at the Stroke Mechanics Level

Adults in the pool taking swim lessons.
ADULT SWIM LESSONS 
For ages 13 & over 

Whether overcoming fear of the water or refining your swim stroke skills for better fitness, it’s never too late to enjoy the fun and health benefits of swimming. In teen/adult swim lessons for ages 13 and older, instructors tailor lessons to meet each student's abilities and goals.

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