Swim Lessons | Swimming & Aquatics | Programs & Activities | Lakeland Hills Family YMCA

Swim Lessons

The Swim Lessons programs are designed to help individuals in our community develop a lifelong love of the water with competency, confidence and endurance.

To reach this goal, students are introduced to:

  • Stroke Mechanics
  • Water Sports and Games
  • Personal Safety
  • Character Development

Swimming Lessons (Ages 3 – 6 Yrs. & Potty Trained)

Pike Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 3 – 6 Years Old & Potty Trained

Class Level: Beginner

Skill Goal: Swim 5-10 feet with face in water and flat body position.

Ratio: 6:1


Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

Eel Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 3 – 6 Years Old & Potty Trained

Class Level: Advanced Beginner

Skill Goal: Swim 15-20 yards with rhythmic breathing and overhead arms.

Ratio: 6:1


Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

Ray Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 3 – 6 Years Old & Potty Trained

Class Level: Intermediate

Skill Goal: Swim 25 yards with rotary breathing and Backstroke without floatation devices.

Ratio: 6:1


Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

Starfish Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 3 – 6 Years Old & Potty Trained

Class Level: Advanced

Skill Goal: Perfect front crawl, learn elementary backstroke, and explore breaststroke.

Ratio: 6:1


Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 3 – 6 Years Old & Potty Trained

Class Level: Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of all levels. Students will be separated and taught based on the skill levels below.

Skill Goal:

  • Pike: Swim 5-10 feet with face in water and flat body position.
  • Eel: Swim 15-20 yards with rhythmic breathing and overhead arms.
  • Ray: Swim 25 yards with rotary breathing and kicking on back.
  • Starfish: Perfect front crawl, learn elementary backstroke, and explore breaststroke.

Ratio: 6:1

Swimming Lessons (Ages 7 – 14 Yrs.)

Polliwog Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Beginner

Skill Goal: To swim 25 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing and floating on back.


New lower student / teacher ratio is 7:1.

Goldfish Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7-14 years old

Class Level: Intermediate Beginner

Skill Goal:
This class is for the child who is almost ready for Guppy level but needs to work on endurance and swimming 25 yards consistently with rhythmic breathing. No bubbles permitted.

Ratio: 8:1


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

Guppy Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Advanced Beginner

Skill Goal: Swim 25 yards with Rotary Breathing and Backstroke.


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

Minnow Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Intermediate

Skill Goal: Swim 50 yards with perfect rotary breathing and elementary backstroke.


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

Fish Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal: To perform 25 yards of breaststroke kick and dolphin kick correctly with the proper timing, while continuing to perfect previous skills learned.


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

Flying Fish Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal: To perform 50 yards of breaststroke and butterfly with an introduction to individual medley (all 4 strokes done in sequence).


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

Shark Swim Lessons

Age Levels: 7 – 14 Years Old

Class Level: Advanced

Skill Goal: Perfecting all four strokes to build endurance, improve flip turns and dives.


Swim evaluation needed prior to registration for new students wanting to register for classes other than Polliwog. New lower student / teacher ratio is 8:1 for Guppy through Shark classes.

This class is for pre-teens who want to learn how to swim. It will teach basic swimming strokes so participants can feel more comfortable in the water.

Swimming Lessons for Individuals with Developmental Challenges

I-SNAP

3-18 Years Old and Potty Trained

Non-Members Welcome

I-SNAP (Individual Special Needs Aquatics Program) provides each child (ages 3 and potty trained through 18 yrs.) the support and the tools necessary to develop and increase basic aquatic skills in a safe environment. Program takes place at The Craig School in Mountain Lakes.

 


All participants must be fully potty trained. No swim diapers permitted. This program is held off-site at the Craig School in Mountain Lakes. The facility is NOT handicap accessible.

Additional Swimming Lessons & Activities

Youth FitSwim

11 – 15 Years Old

This class is for the swimmer who is at least of Flying Fish level who has learned the basics of all the strokes and wants to swim for exercise and fitness. Students will practice their swimming techniques and have endurance based workouts to incorporate their skills into a fitness routine.


*Minimum swim level of Flying Fish required.

Private Swim Lessons

4-14 Years Old

Non-Members Welcome

Private lessons are a great way to fine tune technique or master that last skill to get to the next level in our group lesson program.  Lessons are 30 minute one-on-one sessions with a Y swim instructor.  Due to limited pool availability, private swim lessons are offered only during session breaks.

We also have private lessons available weekday mornings for adults and children who are current Y members. Contact Aquatics Director, Ed Soder for availability and questions.

In person registration only.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS: All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.