Preschool Swim Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons

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Our preschool swim program contains 4 levels, with a focus on a different part of the YMCA swim continuum. Swim Basics comprises the first three stages of our swim program. Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina. These stages focus on personal water safety while achieving basic swim competency. The last level in this stage is Stroke Introduction.

  • Water Acclimation focuses on increasing comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
  • Water Movement focuses on encouraging forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
  • Water Stamina develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
  • Stroke Introduction introduces basic stroke techniques in freestyle and backstroke and reinforces water safety through treading water.

Each class is 30 minutes. 7 classes total in 8 sessions. Recommended for Ages 3-5.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class, no refund will be given.

Illness Policy:  Children may not attend lessons if they exhibit any of the following:

–  Temperature of 100 degrees of higher. Student needs to be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to the Y.

–  Vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours before lessons.

Level 1 - Water Acclimation

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
6/12/24 - 8/10/24
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This summer, we are offering three 4-week sessions with 4 classes each session for May, June and July 2024.

We will skip the week of July1-6.

Water Acclimation is the first stage of swim lessons and focuses on skills for beginners. In Water Acclimation, students are introduced to the pool and develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. Students become comfortable with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit a body of water in the event they fall in. This introductory stage builds the foundation for the child’s future progress in swimming.

The student is not required to have any skills in the water. This class is designed for those who are not comfortable submerging or swimming without their feet on the bottom.

Students will learn:

* Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, and exit.

* Jump, push, turn, grab

Participants may only sign up for 1 session per child. Registration for multiple sessions will be refunded and taken off the roster. This is to ensure other children have a chance to get into our swim lesson program! thank you for your understanding!

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Regular June 5/8/24 5/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 42.50$ 67.50
Early July 6/1/24 6/7/24 Online / Front Desk $ 42.50-
Regular July 6/8/24 6/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 42.50$ 67.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/12/24 - 07/10/24
Cora - We - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- Waiting List  
06/12/24 - 07/10/24
Cora - We - 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
- Waiting List  
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Cora - Th - 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
- Waiting List  
06/15/24 - 07/13/24
Cora - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
- Waiting List  
06/17/24 - 06/20/24
Jess - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 11:15 am - 11:45 am
3 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/17/2024
07/17/24 - 08/07/24
Cora - We - 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
- Waiting List  
07/18/24 - 08/08/24
Cora - Th - 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024
07/20/24 - 08/10/24
Cora - Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024

Level 1 - Water Acclimation

City Center YMCA
5/11/24 - 8/19/24
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Swim Basics comprises the first three stages of our swim program. Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina. These stages focus on personal water safety while achieving basic swim competency.

  • Water Acclimation focuses on increasing comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
  • Water Movement focuses on encouraging forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
  • Water stamina develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Each class is 30 minutes. 7 classes total in 8 sessions. Recommended for Ages 3-5.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

 

2024 Swim Lesson Session is Now Out! 

Please see below for the session dates and when to register below.

– March/April Session: March 4th– April 15th

  • Registration Opens: Members 2/1, Non-Members 2/10

– May/June Session: May 6th – June 18th

  • Registration Opens: Members 4/1, Non-Members 4/10

– July/August Session: July 1st – August 16th

  • Registration Opens: Members 6/1, Non-Members 6/10

– September/October Session: September 9th– October 21st

  • Registration Opens: Members 8/1, Non-Members 8/10

– November/December Session: November 4th– December 21st

  • Registration Opens: Members 10/1, Non-Members 10/10


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Early Registration for Members 6/1/24 6/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00-
Members and Non-Members 6/10/24 7/7/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 130.00
Early Registration for Members 8/1/24 8/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00-
Members and Non-Members 8/10/24 9/15/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 130.00
Early Registration for Members 10/1/24 10/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00-
Members and Non-Members 10/10/24 11/10/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 130.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/11/24 - 06/29/24
Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
Registration
Closed on
05/11/2024
07/08/24 - 08/19/24
Mo - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Waiting List  

Level 1 - Water Acclimation - Shrewsbury

The W Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA
6/18/24 - 8/10/24
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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of waters in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a students future progress in swimming. This level is for children ages 3-5 years old.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups will be held during the make-up week of the session.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
5/28/24 6/22/24 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 130.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/18/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Session is Full
06/18/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session is Full
06/20/24 - 08/01/24
Th - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Session is Full
06/29/24 - 08/10/24
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Session is Full

Level 1 Water Acclimation

Arthur J Glatfelter YMCA
4/30/24 - 2/11/25
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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of waters in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a students future progress in swimming.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups must be done during the session the participant is currently registered for. Classes missed due to inclement weather will not be made up or given a credit.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/14/20 12/31/25 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
04/30/24 - 06/18/24
Tu - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
Closed on
04/28/2024
06/25/24 - 08/13/24
Tu - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100 Register  
Closes
06/23/2024
08/20/24 - 10/08/24
Tu - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
08/06/2024
10/15/24 - 12/03/24
Tu - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
10/01/2024
12/10/24 - 02/11/25
No lesson on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) or Dec.31 (New Year's Eve) - Tu - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
11/26/2024

Level 2 - Water Movement

City Center YMCA
7/9/24 - 8/21/24
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In this stage, children focus on exploring 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.

Each class is 30 minutes. 7 classes total in and 8 week session. Recommended after completing Water Discovery; Level 1.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
early registration for members 6/1/24 6/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00-
members and non-members 6/10/24 7/16/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 130.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/09/24 - 08/20/24
Tu - 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Session is Full
07/10/24 - 08/21/24
We - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Register  

Level 2 - Water Movement

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
6/12/24 - 8/8/24
VIEW

This summer, we are offering three 4-week sessions with 4 classes each session for May, June and July 2024.

We will skip the week of July1-6.

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1) Swim, Float, Swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit; 2) Jump, push, turn, grab

The student should be able to happily submerge their entire head and blow bubbles under water.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Regular June 5/8/24 5/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50$ 67.50
Early July 6/1/24 6/7/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50-
Regular July 6/8/24 7/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50$ 67.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/12/24 - 07/10/24
Cora - We - 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/26/2024
06/13/24 - 07/11/24
Cora - Th - 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/28/2024
07/17/24 - 08/07/24
Cora - We - 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024
07/18/24 - 08/08/24
Cora - Th - 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024

Level 2 - Water Movement

Arthur J Glatfelter YMCA
5/2/24 - 1/9/25
VIEW

In this stage, children focus on exploring 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.

Each class is 40 minutes.  8 classes total in an 8 week session. Recommended after completing Water Discovery; Level 1.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups must be done during the session the participant is currently registered for. Classes missed due to inclement weather will not be made up or given a credit.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/19/23 12/31/25 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/02/24 - 06/20/24
Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2024
06/27/24 - 08/29/24
No Class on 7/4 and 7/18 - Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
Register  
Closes
06/26/2024
09/05/24 - 10/24/24
Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
Registration
will open on
08/22/2024
11/07/24 - 01/09/25
No Class on 11/28 and 12/26 - Th - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
Registration
will open on
10/24/2024

Level 2 - Water Movement - Shrewsbury

The W Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA
6/18/24 - 8/10/24
VIEW

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.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups will be held during the break week in between sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
5/28/24 6/22/24 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 130.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/18/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Session is Full
06/20/24 - 08/01/24
Th - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Session is Full
06/29/24 - 08/10/24
Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Session is Full

Level 3 - Water Stamina

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
6/12/24 - 8/10/24
VIEW

This summer, we are offering three 4-week sessions with 4 classes each session for May, June and July 2024.

We will skip the week of July1-6.

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1) Swim, Float, Swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit; 2) Jump, push, turn, grab

Student should be able to swim with floatation or assistance 1/2 the length of the pool and happily submerge the entire body blowing bubbles.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Regular June 5/8/24 5/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50$ 67.50
Early July 6/1/24 6/7/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50-
Regular July 6/8/24 6/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 47.50$ 67.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/12/24 - 07/10/24
Cora - We - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/23/2024
06/15/24 - 07/13/24
Cora - Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
3 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/30/2024
07/17/24 - 08/07/24
Cora - We - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024
07/20/24 - 08/10/24
Cora - Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/31/2024

Level 3 - Water Stamina - Shrewsbury

The W Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA
6/17/24 - 8/10/24
VIEW

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.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups will be held during the break week in between sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
5/28/24 6/22/24 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 130.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/17/24 - 07/29/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Register  
06/18/24 - 07/30/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Register  
06/20/24 - 08/01/24
Th - 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Register  
06/29/24 - 08/10/24
Sa - 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Register  

Level 3 Water Stamina/Level 4 Stroke Introduction

Arthur J Glatfelter YMCA
5/6/24 - 12/23/24
VIEW

*Students should be able to swim 10-15 yards independently, front float, and back float to register for this class.*

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.

In stage 4 students will learn basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through  treading water and elementary backstroke. Students develop endurance to swim continuous 25 yards, to use rotary breathing with front crawl and to tread using breaststroke and scissors kick.

Our refund policy allows for a full refund prior to the start of the class and a 75% refund after the first class. After the start of the second class no refund will be given.

Make-ups will only be given for classes missed due to holidays and if the Y has to cancel a class. Make-ups must be done during the session the participant is currently registered for. Classes missed due to inclement weather will not be made up or given a credit.

If the YMCA holds class but your child is absent due to illness, you will need to provide a doctor’s note to the Aquatic Director to schedule a make-up during your currently enrolled session.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/10/22 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 70.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
05/06/24 - 07/01/24
No Class Memorial Day - Mo - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
Closed on
05/04/2024
07/08/24 - 08/26/24
Mo - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
06/19/2024
09/09/24 - 10/28/24
Mo - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
08/21/2024
11/04/24 - 12/23/24
Mo - 6:15 pm - 6:55 pm
$70 - $100
Registration
will open on
10/16/2024