Ages 3+ Years
In Swim Basics, students learn more about personal water safety.
The focus of this class is to achieve basic swimming competency by mastering two benchmark skills. The first is swim-float-swim, where students will successfully sequence from a front glide and roll to a back float and roll, do another front glide, then exit. The second benchmark is jump-push-turn-grab. The student’s developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress. To maximize safety, lifeguards are always on the pool deck during lessons.
30 minutes per lesson
|Lesson Age Groups||
Preschool: 3–5 years
|What to Bring||
Students should bring goggles, towels, sunscreen, and a swim shirt.
Our Swim Basics lessons encompass stages 1–3 of the YMCA swimming curriculum. The student’s developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress.
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim. They sequence a front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit, as well as jump, push, turn, and grab.