Ages 3–5 Years

In these lessons, young children will learn the foundation of water safety skills.

This stage lays the foundation for the student’s future progress in swimming. Here, they become comfortable with underwater exploration and learn how to safely exit a body of water should they ever accidentally fall in. Students will focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement within the water. There’s also continued practice on how to safely exit the water in the event of an accidental fall.

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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