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.

Find a Program

New Lesson Format!

In order to better serve our Aquatics participants, we’ve restructured our registration process to provide more flexibility. Now, you can customize your swim lesson schedule by selecting the number of lessons per week, and days and times that work best for you!

Swim sessions are available in packages of four lessons (one lesson per week in a one-month period). To increase the number of lessons per week, you’ll simply add the additional day/time selections to your cart and proceed to check out. There is no guarantee that your child will have the same instructor for different days of the week, our lessons are curriculum-based. Each student will learn to master the skills for the Stage they are in while experiencing varied learning techniques.