Ages 6 months – 3 Years

In Swim Starters, infants and toddlers are accompanied by their parents in the pool as they learn to be comfortable in the water.

Toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Parents will join their children in the water for the first stage that introduces kids to the aquatic environment. This exploration encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. In the second stage, parents will work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Lesson Details


30 minutes

Instructor/Student Ratio


What to Bring

Students should bring goggles, towels, sunscreen, swim diapers (if applicable), and a swim shirt.

Makeup 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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