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Welcome to America's Swim Instructor! The Y is excited to introduce a new and improved swim lesson curriculum starting October 23!
One of the most effective ways the Y is working to strengthen communities 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. Swimmers will follow a skill continuum with clearly defined stages of progress, allowing them to easily flow from one skill to the next. Y Swim Instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Check out the information below to find the swim stage and class that is right for you and your family!
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.