- W.T. LOSS
- FAMLY FUN
- PRE SCHOOL
Parent with Child
1. Little Tots
Introduction to the water
Water Babies ~ 6 - 24 mos.
This parent & child class introduces babies
to the pool.
Water adjustment and fun are the primary goals of this class.
Dippers & Divers ~ 2 - 5 yrs.
This class introduces basic swimming and safety skills.
This is both a great follow-up to the Water Babies class or an appropriate prerequisite to the Skippers class.
Gym & Swim ~ 10 - 24 mos.
Parents may choose a gymnastics class offered at a different day/time.
Gymnastics and swimming fun all in one class!
Each class begins with a 45-minute segment in the Gymnastics Center where the children, with your help, participate in age appropriate activities that develop balance, coordination and creativity. The second segment is a 30-minute swim that allows your child to become oriented to an aquatic environment and enjoy being in the water.
2. Skippers Ages 3 to 5 yrs. 3 Levels
Child Only - No Parent in Water
All levels are offered during each time period and may be
combined depending on abilities within the class.
Skippers Level I - Beginners: Children learn to move through the water, independent of adult support, and learn basic water safety skills. Bubbles may be worn.
Skippers Level 2 - Intermediate: Children learn basic swimming techniques and move toward greater independence. Child should willingly put his & her face in the water. Bubbles may be worn.
Skippers Level 3 - Advanced: Children voyage into confidence, increase endurance and learn swim stroke techniques. Children are creatively challenged and learn more about basic water safety. Children should be wearing only one or no bubbles and should be comfortable in deep water
3. Progressive Lessons
Child Only - No Parent in Water
Ages 6 to 12 yrs. 3 Levels
Water Adjustment Polliwog - Level 1
Beginning lessons for basic skills and safety. No previous experience is necessary. Bubble belt may be worn.
Beginner ~ Guppy 1 - Level 2
Guppy 1 swimmers may wear one bubble or no belt and should willingly place their faces in the water. Guppy 1’s increase confidence in deeper water with personal survival skills, learn the front crawl and elementary back stroke
Advanced Beginner ~ Guppy 2 - Level 3
No bubbles or belts are worn. Students must be able to swim in the prone position, in deep water, and with their faces in the water. They will learn the back crawl, and improve previously learned strokes.
Intermediate ~ Minnow- Level 4
Swimmers must be able to swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for one length of the pool. Students learn side stroke and improve previously learned strokes while developing endurance. Fitness concepts are introduced.
Advanced Intermediate ~ Fish - Level 5
Children must be able to swim the front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke non-stop. Swimmers learn the breast stroke and increase endurance in all strokes.
Swimmer ~ Shark - Level 6
Children must be able to swim the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, side stroke and breast stroke. Swimmers learn the butterfly stroke; improve stroke mechanics, and increase strength and endurance as well as knowledge of rescue skills. Students must be able to swim a 200-yard medley of all strokes previously learned.
All Levels are offered
as scheduled by the Aquatic Director.
These lessons are for people who may be intimated by the water, have little or no swimming ability, or need that one-on-one support to build and reinforce skills. Private lessons are arranged as needed. Call 773-3646, ext. 427 to schedule your lessons.
Fees: Members $30 • Non-Member $40 (Half-hour lesson)
Members $40 • Non-Member $50 (45 min. lesson)
Back Yard Swim Instruction
GENERAL INFORMATION AND POOL RULES:
Classes are limited to 6 per time slot, the instructor reserves the right to reassign a different time slot according to the child’s level. If needed, this will be done on the first day of classes.
Please arrive on time for your child’s lesson and leave immediately when the lesson is over. There may be limited parking available so we need to make room for the next group. There are exceptions if you are waiting for another child’s lesson.
Children waiting for their lesson WILL NOT be on deck or be in the water while another lesson is going on. Parents and children waiting for lessons will wait outside of the pool and deck area.
Make sure your child goes to the bathroom before leaving home. Bathroom facilities WILL NOT be provided by the pool owner.
Food and drink are NOT allowed in the pool and deck area.
Make sure your child’s hair is pulled back and he/she is ready when his/her lesson begins. Children should wear shoes to and from the pool.
Please be considerate of lessons by eliminating any distractions that could be disruptive.
Any problems/complaints should be directed to the YMCA Aquatic Director, NOT the pool owner.
Please call the Aquatics Dept. at 773-3646 ext. 427 for more information.