School Swim Lessons (6-13 yrs old) - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana
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School Swim Lessons (6-13 yrs old)

SWIM BASICS

In Swim Basics level classes, students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

1: Water Acclimation

This class increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces bask self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Participants will learn to submerge (bob independently), front glide to wall (assisted), water exit (independently), jump, push, turn, grab sequence (assisted), back float (assisted), roll (assisted), front float (assisted), back glide at wall (assisted), and learn the swim, float, swim sequence.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session


2: Water Movement

This class is encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Participants will learn to submerge (look at object at bottom), front glide 10 ft, water exit (independently), jump, push, turn, grab sequence, back float for 20 seconds, roll, front float for 20 seconds, back glide 10 ft, tread water for 10 seconds, and learn the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session


3: Water Stamina

This class develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Participants will learn to submerge (retrieve object from bottom), swim on front for 15 yards, water exit (independently), learn jump, push, turn, grab sequence for 10 yards, swim on back for 15 yards, roll, tread water for 1 minute, and learn the swim, float, swim sequence for 25 yards.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
TU
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-Th
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

SWIM STROKES

In Swim Strokes level classes, students will master the fundamentals, learn additional water safety skills, build stroke technique, develop skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

4: Stroke Introduction

This class introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 25 yards, front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards, back crawl for 15 yards, diving from sitting position, resting stroke (elementary backstroke), tread water using scissoring and whip kick, breaststroke with kick for 15 yards, and butterfly with kick for 15 yards.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-TH
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

5: Stroke Development

This class introduces breastroke and butterfly while reinforcing water safety with treading water and sidestroke. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 50 yards, front crawl with bent arm recovery for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, diving from kneeling position, resting stroke (sidestroke), tread water using scissoring and whip kick for 2 minutes, breaststroke for 25 yards, and butterfly with simultaneous arm action & kick for 15 yards.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-TH
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

6: Stroke Mechanics

This class introduces refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 150 yards, front crawl with flip turn for 50 yards, back crawl with pull & flip turn for 50 yards, diving from standing position, resting stroke (elementary backstroke or sidestroke) for 50 yards, tread water for 1 minute and retrieving object from bottom, breaststroke  with open turn for 50 yards, and butterfly for 25 yards.

LOCATION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Downtown
TU
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Downtown
SA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
W
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
SA
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
M-TH
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
$39 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the Downtown and Dunigan YMCAs.  (NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.