BLACK HAWK COUNTY YMCA

SWIM LESSONS

At the Y, children become safe and confident in the water, learning to swim in a positive, fun manner that builds lifelong skills. Research shows formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children ages 1-4 years. We offer a wide range of options for the whole family with classes beginning at 6 months of age. Classes are offered year-round.

Don't wait...get your child involved in swim lessons today!


New & improved group lessons for Fall 2017!

Register TODAY!

We've added additional levels to better meet the needs of our swim lesson participants.

Click the link below to view class schedules.

Fall Session 1 begins the week of August 28th.

Fall 2017 Swim Lesson Information | Session 1


 

 

Swim Starters (Parent/Child)

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.

Ages: 6 months - 3 years

Swim Basics | Levels 1-3

Recommended Skills for All to Have Around Water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim -- sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

Preschool: Ages 3-5 years

School Age: Ages 5-14 years

Swim Strokes | Levels 4-6

Skills to Support a Healthy Lifestyle. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Preschool *Only Level 4 offered: Ages 3-5 years

School Age: Ages 5-14 years

Don't know what level is right for you? Our Swim Lesson Level Questionnaire can help!


 

Private | Semi-private Lessons

Personalized instruction for any age. Complete the Private Swim Lesson registration request form at our Welcome Center and the Aquatics Director will contact you to register once an instructor has been assigned. Payment must be received at the time of registration. You may purchase up to six lessons at one time. Private lessons are assigned based on instructor availability. Participants may be added to a waiting list while an instructor is being assigned to them.

*Cancellations or rescheduling must be made four hours prior to the start of the lesson or participants will be charged for that lesson.

Private Lessons

  • Member | $20.00 per half-hour session
  • Program Member | $40.00 per half-hour session

Semi-Private Lessons (2 immediate family members)

Semi-private swimming lessons must include two or three immediate family members. If two children of different families wish to take private lessons together, they must both pay the normal private lesson fee.

  • Member | $30.00 per half-hour session
  • Program Member | $60.00 per half-hour session

 

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