Locker Rooms

Men & Women's locker rooms will be closed as of 10.12 due to remodel process beginning. Private Shower areas will remain open.

Grade School / Youth – 6+ Years

Grade School / Youth (6+ Years)

YMCA swim lessons have a low child-to-instructor ratio to ensure plenty of time in the water. Swim lessons and classes are available during the week. Parents are welcome to watch lessons from the seating area.

Level 1 – Water Acclamation & Movement

Development Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed independently and encourages forward movement in water. Outcomes 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

Program Goals:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and guide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety, boating safety, and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 3 – Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke Outcomes 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.

Program Goals:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

Level 2 – Water Stamina

Development Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed independently and encourages forward movement in water. Outcomes 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.

Program Goals:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water Swim Strokes Stages

Level 4 – Stroke Development

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. Outcomes 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.

Program Goals:

  • Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl
  • Developing the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Building endurance techniques for deep-water safety
After Level 4 of swimming lessons, we encourage your child to join our Porpoise Club! This is the level before our Tsunami Swim team!