Youth Water Activities

School-Age Swim Classes

Swim Lesson Program Overview

The National Y swim lesson program is designed to teach safety, confidence and strength in the water in a supportive and nurturing environment. The program is organized into 8 levels and your child is assigned to a level at the beginning of each session.

School-Age Swim Program Levels 1-6

If you are unsure of the appropriate level for your child, please contact Matt Busse at 203-920-1643 to schedule an evaluation. This brief evaluation allows for each child to be placed accordingly to ensure success and growth within the program.

School-Age Aquatics Club

(Ages 10-14)

A non-competitive program that is instructional in nature. It is designed for children who swim for fitness, improved endurance, stamina, and skill enhancement.

Qualifications: Participants must be able to swim freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly for 50 yards without stopping.

Refund Policy

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.