SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS

Swim Basics

Recommended skills for all to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming compentency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim-Float-Swim
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

Water Acclimation

New swim lesson program at YMCA of the Fox Cities

Continue to:

  • Develop comfort with underwater exploration
  • Learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water

 

 

 

Water Movement

New swim lessons program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities

Focus on:

  • body position and control
  • directional change and forward movement in the water
  • how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water

Water Stamina

New swim lesson program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

Students learn:

  • how to swim to safety from a longer distance
  • introduction to rhythmic breathing
  • integrated arm and leg action

 

 

Swim Strokes

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.

Stroke Introduction

New swim lessons program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities

Work on:

  • stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl
  • learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick
  • treading water  
  • elementary backstroke

 

Stroke Development

New swim lessons program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities

Learn:

  • stroke technique
  • all major competitive strokes
  • treading water
  • sidestroke

 
 
 

Stroke Mechanics

New swim lessons program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities

Students:

  • refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes
  • learn about competitive swimming
  • discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle