Ages 13+ Years

In these lessons, students will either learn fundamental swimming skills or build upon their existing water safety knowledge. 

Following the national YMCA of the USA swimming curriculum, the student’s developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress. They will start by becoming comfortable with underwater exploration and learn how to safely exit a body of water should they ever accidentally fall in. Then, swimmers will advance to focusing on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement within the water. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques so they’ll develop skills that prevent chronic disease while increasing social, emotional, and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Lesson Details


30 minutes

Instructor/Student Ratio


What to Bring

Students should bring goggles, towels, sunscreen, and a swim shirt.

Make Up Policy

If the YMCA cancels your swim lesson, you will receive notification with your makeup lesson day and time. Missed makeup lessons will not be rescheduled.

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