Swim Lessons - Youth (ages 6-12)
COVID19- we will permit one parent on the pool deck for the child in swim lessons. Everyone must wear a face mask in the YMCA. The child in the class may take off their facemask when they enter the pool. Class sizes have been reduced and number of classes offered at the same time have been reduced. Swim Instructors will wear a face shield while in the pool. Physical distancing while in the water for a swim class is not possible for water safety especially with beginner swimmers.
For Ages 6 to 12
There are two categories for children ages 6 to 12, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes.
Swim Basics (Stage 1, 2 and 3) develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water. Children that are in Kindergarten may enroll in the youth Swim Basics instead of the preschool classes.
Swim Strokes (Stage 4, 5, 6) introduces and refines the stroke technique. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Location: Large Pool
Our Aquatics staff members are available to answer any questions about the swim program and to help place your child at the appropriate swim level.
Senior Director for Aquatics, Kelly Wagner
412-741-9622 ext. 110 or [email protected]
Paula Kwalick, Aquatics Coordinator
412-741-9622 ext. 134 or [email protected]
Stage 1- Water Acclimation
Stage 2- Water Movement
Stage 3- Water Stamina
Stage 4- Stroke Introduction
Stage 5- Stroke Development
Stage 6- Stroke Mechanics