Preschool Lessons

All preschool lessons are for children ages three to five. Class placement depends on child's ability and progress.

Sessions and Registration Dates

  • Summer 1: June 12th-July 8th
    • Y Member Registration: May 22nd
    • Program Member Registration: May 23rd
  • Summer 2: July 17th-August 12th
    • Y Member Registration: July 10th
    • Program Member Registration: July 11th

 


 


 

Pike

This beginner level helps children learn safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement through stroke and kicking skills and becoming comfortable with putting their face in the water. 

Eel

This advanced beginner level is for children who are comfortable and more independent in the water. They are taught to flutter kick, float by themselves and the over-arm recovery stroke. 

*Pre-requisite: Pike (or instructor approval)

Ray

Children at this level review front and back floats. They will also kick with a kickboard the length of the pool, improve on over-arm recovery and adjustment to deep water. 

*Pre-requisite: Eel (or Aquatic Director approval)

Starfish

Children review and improve previous skills, build endurance, learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim half-way across the pool on their front and back crawl without assistance by the end of this level.

*Pre-requisite: Ray (or Aquatic Director approval)

Printable Version: Youth Swim Lessons