Child/Parent Swim Lessons


featured3-responsiveThe Y’s child/parent swim lessons are taught as a combined class for youth between the ages of six months and five years with the parent accompanying the child in the water. Skills are introduced at the child’s development level and build on each other as the child progresses.

Parent & Child Program (Ages 6 months-3 years old)
The primary objective of this program is to get both the parent and the child comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to songs and games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. Class activities are based on the developmental abilities of the child.

Pike with a Parent Program (Ages 2-5)
The skills taught in this class are similar to those taught in the Pike level. However, this class is geared towards a child that physically ready for the Pike level, but is not ready to be unaccompanied by an adult in the pool. The class will focus on building self-confidence, proper entry and exit from the pool, as well as kicking, paddling, blowing bubbles and floating on their front and backthrough the use of games, songs and swim instruction.

Swim Lessons and Pool Rules