Father and daughter in swim lessons

Ages 6 months – 3 years

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

The focus of this class for children will be to develop swim readiness skills through fun, confidence-building experiences. Parents will also be taught about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. To maximize safety, lifeguards are always on the pool deck during lessons.

Lesson Details

Lesson Duration

30 minutes per lesson

Instructor/Student Ratio

1:12

What to Bring

Students should bring towels, sunscreen, and a swim shirt. Children should wear a swim diaper under a swimsuit with snug-fitting legs.

Swim Stages

Our Swim Starters lessons encompass stages A-B of the YMCA swimming curriculum. The student’s developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress.

Swim Starters

Accompanied by a parent, infants and 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.

A Water Discovery

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B Water Exploration

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

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