B.R. RYALL YMCA OF NORTHWESTERN DUPAGE COUNTY

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Swim Lessons

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons (for all ages) so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

NEW SWIM PROGRAM!

SWIM LESSONS UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM

Following the world renowned Swim Lessons University curriculum, our lessons follow a structured day to day curriculum to see incremental and consistent improvement.

Each different level has been written for the specific needs of that age group to create a more focused and effective class time. Class sizes will be small for the maximum amount of teacher to student time.

While the lesson curriculum has changed, the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility will still be present in every lesson taught, helping kids build self-esteem and have an enjoyable experience at the same time.

Parent/Child (6-36 months)
Parent assists with the class to help acclimate child to the water introducing underwater and surface progressions, dolphin dip, back kick, breathing, and surface safety skills.

Parent/Child Aquatics (6-36 months)

This program develops the child’s skill and confidence, strengthening the bond between parents and children through songs and fun activities. Classes focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, promoting life-long skills and positive values. All classes are held in the small pool.

Children must be 6 months at the starting date of class. An adult 18 years or older must accompany the child in the water.

Parent/Child 100 (3-year-olds only)

This is a transitional class for those who still need a parent or caregiver (18 years or older) in the water. All classes are in the small pool.

Preschool & Youth Aquatics (3-10+ years)

SWIM LESSONS UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Swim 100
This course turns beginners into swimmers using a progressing, child focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. Using the proven Swim Lessons University curriculum, your child will learn: freestyle kick, breath holding, breath control, back kick, in-line kick and paddle stroke.

101: Ages 3-5       102: Ages 6-9       103: Ages 10+

Swim Strokes 200
This course teaches entry level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke using a progressive, child focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. Following the Swim Lessons University curriculum, your child will learn, then refine the following skills: freestyle kick, breath control, back kick, backstroke and freestyle with side breathing.

201: Ages 3-5       202: Ages 6-9       203: Ages 10+

Advanced Swim Strokes 300
This course teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers that have already mastered freestyle and backstroke. The Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course uses the same progressive and child focused approach from Swim Lessons University. Using the proven curriculum, your child will learn butterfly kick, breaststroke kick, butterfly and breaststroke.

301: Ages 3-5       302: Ages 6-9       303: Ages 10+

Private Swim Lessons

Are you or your child in need of some one-on-one private lessons? Whether you fear the water, are looking to perfect your strokes or anything in between, a 30 minute one-on-one lesson will focus on individual needs. Call the Y and we can set you up with a teacher. Lessons are by appointment.

Fee:
$25 Member
$45 Non-Member

Home School Swim (age 6 and older)

One half-hour of swim time is scheduled for home school physical education to provide basic swimming instruction. It’s an opportunity to learn pool safety, swimming and water fun!

Fee:
$60 Member
$90 Non-Member