YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

Fall Session 2: October 24 - December 18* NO CLASS 11/27

Member Registration begins: October 11

Community Participant Registration begins: October 18

Our Youth Swim Lessons are GROUP lessons. Capacities are listed for each class. Classes are offered once a week at the Janesville YMCA. 

PARENT / CHILD LESSONS

Register by age. Parent and child are in the water together. There must be one adult caregiver with each child in the water. This class is not progressive, and parents may join at any point during a session for a pro-rated amount.

Children are required to wear swim diapers under snug fitting suit if not toilet trained.

LEVEL 1 (min. 4, max. 14)

Purpose:

  • Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills
  • Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water

Prerequisites:

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Child must be at least 6 months old
  • Parent must accompany child to each class 

 

PRESCHOOL LESSONS (Ages 3-5K)

Classes are taught without a parent in the water. Children must pass each level to move to the next level. Parents must stay in pool area during class. 

LEVEL 1 (min. 2, max. 3)

Purpose:

  • Familiarize children approximately 3 to 5 years old to the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary basic aquatic skills
  • Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water

Prerequisites:

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Children should be approximately 3 years old or older

 

LEVEL 2 (min. 2, max. 4)

Purpose:

  • Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1
  • Increase knowledge of water safety topics introduced in Preschool Aquatics Level 1

Prerequisites:

  • Successful demonstration of the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 exit skills assessment

LEARN-TO-SWIM SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS (Grades 1-5)

Positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.

LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS
(min. 2, max. 4)

Purpose:

  • Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. 
  • Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water

Prerequisites:

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Participants usually start at about 6 years of age

 

LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS
(min. 2, max. 4)

Purpose:

  • Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1

Prerequisites:

  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 1 exit skills assessment

LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT (min 2. max. 4)

Purpose:
  • Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment
Prerequisites:
  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 2 exit skills assessment