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.

Swimming: Preschool (3-5 years)

Preschool (3-5 Years)

The Kearney Family YMCA swim lesson program is designed to give every child a chance to grow and succeed while learning to swim. Each swim lesson is taught by a trained instructor. Our swim lessons offer a low student-teacher ratio to help children safely develop their skills and confidence in the water. Each class is 30 minutes in length.

Level 1 – Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 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 with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

Level 3 – Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 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

Level 2 – Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently 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 and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices