Summer Swimming Lesson Sessions:
2 Week Sessions
June 6-June 16th
June 20th-June 30th
July 5th-July 14th
July 18th-July 28th
August 1st-August 11th
All classes Monday-Thursday
Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow
Fish, Flying Fish, Shark
4 Week Sessions
May 31st-June 23rd
June 27th-July 21st
8 Week Sessions
June 4th-July 23rd
NO CLASS JULY 2nd
COST: Y-members: $19.00 | Non-members: $41.00
Parent & Child
Children are accompanied during the lessons by their parent or guardian. This class is designed to introduce infants and parents to an aquatic environment and basic aquatic safety. Must have a minimum of four participants per class.
Children 3-5 Years Old
PIKE: Children develop safe pool behavior, adjustments to the water and early development of strokes and floats.
EEL: Children gain comfort moving independently going under water, floating and building endurance while working on stroke development.
RAY: Children can swim independently with supervision without a float aid. Swimmer introduced to a deeper environment.
STARFISH: Child improves stroke skills, builds endurance and basic treading water skills. Child can swim on their front and back without assistance.
Ages 6 Years and Up
POLLIWOG (Level 1): Students become acquainted with the water, floatation devices and the pool. Students learn basic paddling on their front and back as well as floats and water safety. To progress to the next level, child must be able to swim 10 yards without assistance with their face in the water.
GUPPY (Level 2): Students are introduced to lead-up strokes: front crawl, back crawl, side stroke, breast stroke and elementary back stroke. To progress to the next level, child must be able to swim 25 yards without assistance on their front and back. Is your child able to swim 25 yards without assistance in one or more strokes? Think about joining the Worthington Area YMCA Stingray Swim Team.
MINNOW (Level 3): Students further refine their lead-up strokes: front and back crawl, side stroke, elementary back stroke and breast stroke. To progress to the next level, child must be able to swim front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke 25 yards; and, tread water for 2 minutes. Swimmers introduce to diving.
FISH (Level 4): Students work to perform the crawls, elementary back stroke, breast stroke and side stroke with turns. Children are introduced to butterfly stroke. To advance to the next level, child must be able to swim 50 yards with their front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke. Child must be able to tread water for 3 minutes with a combination of kicks.
FLYING FISH (Level 5): Students will further refine their strokes. There will be an introduction to the survival float and increased level of water safety. To advance to the next level, swimmer must be able to perform the front and back crawl and breast stroke for 100 yards with an open or flip turn. Swimmer must be able to perform the elementary backstroke for 50 yards and the butterfly for 25 yards. Swimmer must be able to tread water for 4 minutes. Swimming Instructor may sometimes lead from the pool deck for some activities.
SHARK (Level 6): Swimmers will focus on perfecting strokes and increasing endurance with open and flip turns. Students also learn advanced skills in boating safety and rescues. To pass SHARK level, swimmer must be able to perform front and back crawl and breast stroke for 100 yards with near perfect stroke. Swimmer must also be able to perform a 200 individual medley: 50yd Buttefly, 50yd backstroke, 50yd breaststroke and lastly, a 50yd freestyle (front crawl). Swimmers may wish to think about participating in Lifeguard safety certification when they are 16 years old. Swimming Instructor may sometimes lead from the pool deck for some activities.
These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention in order to improve or master their swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participants and or parent/guardian determine the goals for the session and the curriculum is customized to meet these goals. Each session includes 5, 30 minute lessons.