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YMCA Swimming Lessons

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Join us for 8 weeks of swim lessons brought to you by the YMCA! Registration begins Tuesday, February 18th. Lessons Start Monday, February 24th through Saturday, April 18th.

*online registration is unavailable

These lessons will introduce your child to the water in a safe and non-intimidating way while learning stroke development and building self-confidence.


Please call the office: 215-968-2800 x 239, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm to register.

*Please Note: There is limited space and classes fill up quickly!

For Weather related cancellations please visit lbfymca.org, Lower Bucks Family YMCA on Facebook or dial 215-949-3400 x9.


*After the first class starts, all registrations must go through the YMCA
 
The address for the pool is 99 Barclay Street. It is located within Chandlers Hall's building labeled "Main Entrance" on the outside of the building. 

Level Description
PARENT & CHILD (30 MINUTES)

WATER DISCOVERY
6 to 18 months 1:12 ratio; Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment, so to provide a positive family aquatic experience.

WATER EXPLORATION
19 to 36 months 1:12 ratio; Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

WATER ACCLIMATION
2 ½ to 5 years 1:10 ratio; Equivalent to our Turtle level, but just with a parent. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with parent.

PRESCHOOL (30 MINUTES), YOUTH (40 MINUTES)

1. WATER ACCLIMATION Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. Stage 1 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

2. WATER MOVEMENT In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water, while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Stage 2 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

3. WATER STAMINA In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Stage 3 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

4. STROKE INTRODUCTION Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl, and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Stage 4 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

ADAPTED SWIM
Ages 4+ Swim program focusing on individual swimmer's needs. Ratio 1:2

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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