Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons to fit the needs of beginning swimmers, as well as those who are more advanced, looking to better their strokes. Lessons are taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI’s).

For a free skills assessment or more information:
(540) 943-9622 Ext. 206
YMCAaquatics@ntelos.net

Member
8 classes: $43
6 classes: $35

Program Member
8 classes: $79
6 classes: $70 

Session I
Tuesday/Thursday: Jan. 7 – Jan. 30
Saturday:  Jan. 4 – Feb. 8

Session II
Tuesday/Thursday: Feb. 11 – Mar. 6
Saturday: Feb. 22 – Mar. 29

Session III
Tuesday/Thursday: Mar. 18 – Apr. 10
Saturday: Apr. 12 – June 14

Session IV
Tuesday/Thursday: Apr. 22 – May 15

 

PARENT/CHILD

Ages Infants-3 years

SATURDAY
9:30 am -10 am
This class is designed to give parents and their child an early introduction to water safety and beginning swim techniques.  It is helpful for young children to become adjusted to the water with a parent or guardian by their side, or while in their arms. Parents are given safety tips and techniques to aid their child in adjusting to the water. A parent, or guardian must be in the water with the child for the classes.

 

PRE-K AND YOUTH

Ages 3-5 years

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
4 pm – 4:30 pm

SATURDAY
10 am -10:30 am

Pike: Intended as an introductory swim lesson for children with little to no experience in the water.

Eel: Intended for children who are comfortable in the water without a flotation device.  Swimmers will learn how to submerge their heads and breathe properly while swimming on their fronts and backs!

 

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
4:30 pm -5 pm

SATURDAY
10:30 am -11 am

Ray: Skills from the Eel group are refined, & swimmers will begin swimming/ kicking the length of the pool during this class!

Starfish: Swimmers will refine butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, and endurance will be built.

 

YOUTH

Ages 6-12 years

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
5 pm -5:45 pm

SATURDAY
11 am -11:45 am

Polliwog: Intended for introductory swimmers with little to no experience in the water.  Skills taught include floating, as well as beginner strokes.

Guppy: Beginner strokes taught in the Polliwog class will be refined, and as endurance is built, rotary breathing (or rhythmic breathing to alternating sides) will be introduced while swimming freestyle!

 

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

SATURDAY

Minnow: Freestyle and backstroke will be mastered during this class!  Elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke will be introduced!

Fish: Students will begin lap swimming freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke.  Butterfly will be introduced!

 

TEEN/ADULT

Ages 13 and up

SATURDAY

These lessons are intended for all ability levels for those 13 years old and up.  Whether you are looking to perfect your stroke, or if you want to feel safer in the water, a trained instructor can help you reach your goals. If Saturdays don’t work for you, there are private lessons offered where you and your instructor can choose a different day and time!

 

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE

Member
1 Lesson: $18
3 Lessons: $50
6 Lessons: $95

Program Member
1 Lesson: $36
3 Lessons: $100
6 Lessons: $185

Individuals or small group swim lessons that provide one-on-one attention. These lessons target stroke improvement, correcting body position and the introduction of various strokes. Semi-Private lessons are intended for those who have family members or friends who would like to participate in a small lesson environment.