Swimming lessons are held at the Downtown Janesville Y Aquatic Center.
ALL OF OUR SUMMER SWIM LESSON PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD AS WE NAVIGATE HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN TO OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY. PLEASE STAY TUNED!
PARENT/TOT CLASSES (ages 6 months - 3 years)
Shrimp Dip: We are children ages 6 months to 3 years of age wanting to have fun, exercise, and learn water adjustment. We are with our parent and enjoying that bonding experience. We will have a positive learning experience while being introduced to basic aquatics safety.
PRESCHOOL CLASSES (ages 3 - 5)
Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace. ***Parents are asked to please not get in the water for preschool classes.***
Pre-Tadpoles: I am a true beginner for my age group ages 2 to 3. I will learn water adjustment, blow bubbles, experience floating, and getting my face wet and learn to interact with others in my age group. Maximum of 4 students.
Tadpole: I am a beginner as well but my age group is between 3 to 5 years old. I will also learn water adjustment, blow bubbles, experience floating, and get my face wet. In addition, I will learn to interact with others. Maximum of 4 students.
Pike: I am a swimmer comfortable with getting my face wet and floating with assistance. I am ready to swim a little on my own with or without assistance.
Maximum of 6 students.
Eel: I am an intermediate swimmer. I can swim and float on my front and back on my own. I will practice my breathing techniques, coordination, and build my confidence throughout with encouragement from my swim instructors. Maximum of 6 students.
Ray: I am an advanced preschool swimmer. I can swim across the pool without help. I will practice treading water, stroke technique and rotary breathing. Maximum of 6 students.
SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS (ages 6 - 12)
Polliwog: I am a beginner swimmer and do not know how to swim on my own. I will learn water adjustment, floating, safety skills and introduction to back and front crawl. Maximum of 6 students.
Guppy: I am an advanced beginner. I can already float on my front and back and swim a few yards of front crawl. I will learn rotary breathing, back crawl, and build my confidence. Maximum of 6 students.
Minnow: I am an intermediate swimmer. I can swim the front crawl the width of the pool with rotary breathing. I will be introduced to the breaststroke, practice water safety skills, and improve my endurance.
Maximum of 6 students.
Fish: I am an advanced swimmer and can swim at least
6 lengths of the pool during a swim lesson. I will learn turns for the front and back crawl and work on my breaststroke and be introduced to the butterfly. Maximum of 6 students.
Competitive Skills: I am an advanced swimmer. I can swim 50 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. I will continue to improve my breastroke and continue to excel in stroke technique, and do my best to increase my endurance.
I am an adult beginner looking to hone in on my skills.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
The YMCA offers one-on-one private swim lessons with an experienced swim instructor to get you swimming the way you want! Available for all ages and open to everyone from beginners to advanced swimmers.
Lessons are 30 minutes long and scheduled at your convenience. Limit 3 students per lesson. To request a lesson, please fill out the private lesson request form.
Member: $20/per lesson
Non-Member: $35/per lesson