SWIM LESSONS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS

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

Fees: classes meet 1x per week for 8 weeks 

Full Fitness Member - $108
Program Member - $128
Non-Member -$146
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. 

 
 

SESSION DATES 2022

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 
Parent swimming with infant in a pool.
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.

Swim Starters

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
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.

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 Instructor teaching a swimmer backs

Swim Basics

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.