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The Watertown Family YMCA is delighted to offer swim lessons to children between the ages of 3-16. By following a level system, we can ensure that our students are learning and mastering skills at a safe pace. Classes meet twice a week for three weeks during each session.

Session 5 will run from April 12th-April 30th!

REMINDER: ALL LEVEL PARENT & TOT, AND A-C CLASSES REQUIRE A PARENT IN THE WATER!

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SCHEDULE

Session 5 Swim Lessons!
Session 5 will run from April 12th-30th.

*REMINDER* - ALL LEVEL PARENT AND TOT, AND A-C CLASSES REQUIRE A PARENT IN THE WATER!

Classes will run twice a week for three weeks!


Monday and Thursday
 

Parent & Tot

3:00-3:30

Level A

3:40-4:10

Level B

4:20-4:50

Level C 

5:00-5:30

Tuesday and Friday

Parent & Tot

3:00-3:30

Level A

3:40-4:10

Level B

4:20-4:50

Level D

5:00-5:30

Wednesday and Friday

Parent & Tot

10:45-11:15

Parent & Tot

2:20-2:50

Level E

6:00-6:45

Level F

7:00-7:45

Tuesday and Thursday

Level E

6:00-6:45
Level F 7:00-7:45

 

Swim Levels

LEVEL DESCRIPTION:

 

Parent & Tot: Prerequisite – Minimum 6 months of age. Goal: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Parent and child learn together under the guidance of an instructor.

Level A – Water Acclimation - (Previously Level 1a) – Prerequisite: Minimum 3 years of age, beginner swimmer. Goal: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Parent must be in the pool with child.

Level B – Water Movement - (Previously Level 1b)  Prerequisite: Beginner swimmer who is comfortable putting their face in the water. Goal: Encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Parent must be in the pool with child. Parent must be in the pool with child. Parent must be in the pool with child.

Level C – Water Stamina - (Previously Level 2)
Prerequisite: Able to do unassisted glides and floats on front and back, as well as submerge. Goal: Develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Parent must be in the pool with child.

Level D – Stroke Introduction - (Previously Level 3) – Prerequisite: Able to submerge to retrieve an object in chest-deep water, tread water and perform unassisted swimming on front and back.
Goal: Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Level E – Stroke Development - (Previously Level 4) – Prerequisite: Able to perform any stroke or combination of strokes for 25 yards. Perform front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, and butterfly kick. Goal: Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Level F – Stroke Mechanics - (Previously Level 5/6) – Prerequisite: Perform front crawl with bent-arm recovery, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Goal: Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.