Group Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe every child should learn how to swim!

Our swim lessons are about more than just techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.  Children develop confidence around water as they learn water safety skills, stroke technique, and discover the joy of swimming.

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America’s Swim Instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.

Our swim lessons have three stages:

Swim Starters: Levels A & B parent/children are in the water together, ages 6 months-3 years.

Swim Basics: Levels 1-3 these are the building blocks for learning swim strokes and have a strong focus on learning how to be safe in and around water. Preschool ages 3-5 and School-age 5-12.

  • (Swimmers are divided both by age and ability.  A 3-year-old child will not be in the same group as a 12-year-old.)

Swim Strokes: Levels 4-6, using the foundation built in levels 1-3, swimmers learn swim strokes and build endurance. School ages 5-12.

Each session of swim lessons includes 8, 30-minute lessons.

Click here for a program overview – click here

Click here for help selecting the right level for your child – click here

Stowe Family YMCA

  • Upcoming Sessions:
    • March 10 – May 16
  • Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Cost: $52.00 for Members, $98.00 for Program Participants

  • $10 late registration fee applied when registering within a week of the start date

Warlick Family YMCA

  • Upcoming Sessions:
    • March 17 – May 16
    • June 2 – August 1
  • Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Cost: $52.00 for Members, $98.00 for Program Participants

  • $10 late registration fee applied when registering within a week of the start date

 

 

  • Click here for online registration instructions

 

 

Private Swim Lessons

The Stowe Family YMCA and Warlick Family YMCA offer Private Swim Lessons for anyone who has a fear of water, learns better one-on-one, or simply wants to improve their strokes and endurance.  Sign up today and our trained instructors will help you set and meet your personal swimming goals!

Learn more by clicking here!

 

Contact:

Cherryville Family YMCA – Candace Hyde  chyde@gastonymca.org (seasonal facility)

Stowe Family YMCA – Jeff Pesesky jpesesky@gastonymca.org

Warlick Family YMCA – Candace Hyde  chyde@gastonymca.org or warlickaquatics@gastonymca.org