BEAVER COUNTY YMCA

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

 

PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

 

Skippers (6-36 months Parent/Child): This is an
introduction to the aquatic environment for parents
and their infants. The infants learn basic skills and
have fun playing with toys and floatation devices with
the help of their parent(s). Infants and parents are
given the opportunity to enjoy the aquatic environment
in a fun way while reviewing skills and safety tips.
(Members 6-12 months are FREE.)

 

Preschool Swim Lessons

 

Pre-Pike (2-1/2-3 years Beginners): This new
30 minute class is designed for advanced swimmers
age 2-1/2 – 3years of age that have progressed
through Parent Child Class but aren’t old enough for
the Preschool Classes. Pre-Pike will cover the same
skills as Pike but with younger children in mind. Parents
do NOT get in the pool with their child at this level.

 

Pike (3-5 years Beginners):  This level helps children
develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and
develop independent movement in the water. It is
designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle
stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, proper use of
IFDs and PFDs, and comfort with holding the face
in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.
Children can swim independently with assistance from
floatation device by completion of this level.

 

Eel (3-5 years Intermediate): This level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety and use of PFDs. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level.

 

Ray (3-5 years Intermediate/Advanced): At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal, safety, and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.

Youth and Adult Private &

Semi-Private  Swimming Lessons

 

Private Swim Lessons (Ages 2+): Private swimming
lessons provide anyone with the opportunity to
improve his/her swimming skills and are an excellent
way to receive the one-on-one attention you may need.
You receive 3 hours of time per session. Lessons are
planned according to individual needs and schedules;
the most common arrangement is six 30 minute classes
held once a week for 6 weeks.  

$90 Members     $150 Non-Members

 

NEW! Semi Private Swim Lessons (Ages 2+): Semi –
Private swim lessons still give you that personal feel,
but allow the option to have 2 or 3 individuals per
lesson. You still receive the same amount of time as
a private swim lessons (3 hours total), but have the
flexibility to schedule based on your and the instructors
schedule. The most common arrangement is 6-30 min.
classes held once a week for 6 weeks.  

2 People $135 Members  $225 Non-Members
3 People $180 Members  $300 Non Members

 

 

 

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Youth Swim Lessons

 

Polliwog (6 years and up BeginnerThis is the
beginner level for school-age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle and wetball (lead-up game to water polo) movements. Children can swim across the pool with assistance by
the end of this level and 20’ without assistance.

 

Guppy (6 years and up Beginner/Intermediate): The children continue to
practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to leadup stokes to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. They will begin to be
taught dive skills as well. Children can swim across the pool without assistance by the end of this level. 

 

Minnow (6 years and up Intermediate): This is the initial intermediate level. The children further refine the lead-up stokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn wetball, more diving, personal safety,  and rescue skills.

 

Fish (6 years and up Advanced): At this point students work to refine their strokes and increase their endurance. They continue learning turns, wet ball skills, and diving skills. They continue to learn personal safety and rescue skills.

 

 

Adult (18 years and up Beginner/Intermediate): A class for adults who don’t feel at ease in the water or who have never participated in swim lessons. Non-swimmers and intermediate swimmers are taught basic swimming skills to help them overcome their fear of water.

 

Safety Around the Water: Water Safety Program – COMING SUMMER 2022

Ages: 3-5 and 6-12

This is 4 days of FREE swim instruction and water safety orientation for children ages 3 and up who have never received any previous swim instruction and reduce their risk of drowning. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required.