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For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.
Y Swim Instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swimmers will follow a skill continuum with clearly defined stages of progress, allowing them to easily flow from one skill to the next.
Accompanied by a *parent, infants and toddlers learn swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building aquatic experiences.
*At the Y, we know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.
Recommended skills for all to have in and around water. Students learn water safety and basic swimming competencies.
Skills to support a healthy lifestyle. Students build strong techniques that foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Please note that lesson offerings vary across the Gateway Region YMCA association. Contact your Y’s Aquatic Director for more information or look online here.