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

Due to weather, pool issues, or other circumstance we may have to reschedule our swim lessons. If your lesson is canceled by the Y, you will receive notification and will sign up for your make up day and time at the front desk. Make up times may vary.


The safety of all our participants is our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of all students and family members during swim lessons, the following procedures have been put in place by our Aquatics team.

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