Swim Lessons

We’re here for EVERYONE!

All ages from infants to seniors can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule. Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport.  All classes are 30 minutes in length.

Location: YMCA of Sequim
Cost: $35 for Y Facility Members/ $65 for Community Members
Class Session: April 10, 2017 to May 4, 2017
Classes will run monthly.

Registration for April classes will be open March 27, 2017
Please see a Member Service Representative at the front desk of the YMCA of Sequim.

Space is limited in our Swim Lessons. Registration closes each month or when classes are filled.


 

Swim Starters-Parent and Child Class

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 to 36 month.

Stage Descriptions:

Level A: Water Discovery  
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:10pm-5:40pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 5:10pm-5:40pm

Level B: Water Exploration 
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:45pm-6:15pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 5:45pm-6:15pm


 

Preschool Swim Class

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—and jump, push, turn, grab. Ages 3 to 5 years old.

In Water Acclimation, Water Stamina, and Stroke Introduction, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Stage Descriptions:

Level 1&2:  Water Acclimation 
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Students will learn to focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm or 5:45pm-6:15pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-4:30pm or 5:45pm-6:15pm

Level 3: Water Stamina 
Students will learn how to swim to saftey from a longer distance. Rythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 4:35pm-5:05pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 4:35pm-5:05pm

Level 4: Stroke Introduction
Students develop stroke techniques in front crawl and back crawl while learning the breast stroke, kick and butterfly kick.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:10pm-5:40pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 5:10pm-5:40pm


 

Youth Swim Class

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. In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits. Ages 6 years to 11 years.

Stage Descriptions:

Level 1 & 2: Water Acclimation/Water Movement
Students develop comfort and underwater exploration while learning to safetly exit the pool. Students will focus on body position, control, directional change and forward movement in the water.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm or 4:35pm-5:05pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-4:30pm or 4:35pm-5:05pm

Level 3: Water Stamina
Students will learn how to swim to safety from longer distance. Rythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 4:35pm-5:05pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 4:35pm-5:05pm

Level 4: Stroke Introduction 
Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl while learning the breast stroke, kick and butterfly kick.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:10pm-5:40pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 5:10pm-5:40pm

Level 5: Stroke Development
Students work on stroke technique and learn all major competative strokes.

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 5:45pm-6:15pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 5:45pm-6:15pm


 

Adult Swim Class

Adult swim classes are tailored to each individual students need. Whether you wish to develop endurance and technique, or learn to swim for the first time; our instructors will guide you to your goals. Age 12 and up

Classes: Monday and Wednesday 6:15pm-6:45pm
              Tuesday and Thursday 6:15pm-6:45pm


 

Nurturing skills and building confidence in the water

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.