The most important aspect of preschool swimming is getting the child comfortable in the water and ready to make the advancements to learn to swim independently. The main focus is to build comfort and confidence in the water. This is the foundation for great swimming. The ratio is 6:1 and the class meets once a week for 30 minutes.
Preschool Swim Programs
Preschool and school-age swimmers will be assigned to one of the following levels after his/her evaluation during the first class:
In this class, the children develop comfort with being underwater while also learning how to safely exit in the event of a fall into a body of water.
Qualifications: None/ Non-swimmer/ Fear of Water
In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of a fall into a body of water.
Qualifications: Swimmers should be able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, be able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, and be able to jump in the pool, submerge, and return to the wall without assistance.
In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. Children also learn how to swim to safety in the event that they fall into a body of water.
Qualifications: Swimmer should be able to float on front and back unassisted, push off the wall on their stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, swim-float-swim 15 feet unassisted, and be able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.
If the Y cancels a program, a 100% refund will automatically be issued.
If a class is cancelled by the Y due to inclement weather or an emergency, every effort will be made to offer a make-up class. If the YMCA is unable to do this, credit for the missed class will be issued.
If participants are unable to attend the scheduled make-up class, no credit will be issued.
If the refund request is received by the YMCA at least 1 week prior to the program start date a 100% refund/credit will be issued.
If the refund request is received by the YMCA by or after the first class, regardless of when the participant was registered and whether or not the participant attended, no refund/credit shall be given.
If a program participant withdraws due to a medical reason, with written verification by a physician, a prorated refund/credit will be issued. Please note, the request must be submitted within two weeks of session end date.
*Less a $15 processing fee per person/per program.