Boughton Street Aquatics Dept. (203)744.1000 x106
Greenknoll Aquatics Dept. (203)775.4444 x133
THE Y OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SWIMMING OPTIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
Children of all ages
Private Swim Lessons 30min One-on-one instruction by experienced
instructors. Perfect for beginner through advanced. Contact the Aquatics
Department at one of our branches for more information.
Goldfish (S.N.A.P) 30min program Customized
programs for children with special needs: develop water safety and
swimming skills, focuses on developing self-confidence and self-esteem.
Parent & Child 6mos-3yrs
Please register according to the age
of the child, not the skill level. 30 minute classes. All classes are
water orientation classes. They are designed to teach your child to
enjoy the water in a safe, fun and comfortable environment.
Children and instructors work together to develop progressive skills.
No parent participation.
Pike* (combined level 1 & 2)
No pre-requisites. Group situation
and learn to move through the water independent of adult support.
Pike Level 1**
Child cannot swim independently. Apprehensive/first time experience.
Basic swimming and water safety skills are begun. Flotation devices
Pike Level 2**
Child can swim independently with back float, is not apprehensive and may be trying to paddle stroke.
Swim, float and jump with minimum flotation.
Must be able to jump in, swim 25’,
float on back independently, and have beginnings of a backstroke.
Must be able to swim 25 yard front crawl with rudimentary rotary
breathing, and back crawl for 25 yards.
Polliwog* (combined level 1 & 2) Teaches water orientation
skills, arm stroke, kicking, rhythmic breathing, flotation &
Polliwog Level 1** No prior experience/demonstrates hesitancy in the water. Assisted paddle stroke, blowing and kicking.
Polliwog Level 2**
Beginning to swim independently and is comfortable in the water. Front and back glides and rhythmic breathing introduced.
Guppy Must be comfortable
immersing face in water, floating on back, and swimming 30 feet
Must be able to swim 25 yard front crawl using consistent rotary
breathing, 25 yard back crawl, tread water for one minute, jump into the
deep water and float for one minute.
Must be able to swim 50 yard front crawl utilizing consistent rotary
breathing, 50 yard back crawl, perform a front dive, float on back and
tread water for 2 minutes.
Flying Fish* Advanced
level with emphasis on endurance swims and stroke development of all
four competitive strokes and sidestroke. Individual medley, racing
starts and lifesaving skills are also covered.
For the accomplished swimmer in the YSWIM Program. Encourages new
experiences: Swim team, life guarding skills, snorkeling and water
sports and games are among a few we hope to cover.
Stroke & Turn
Develop stroke quality through
stroke development (must be at Fish level to enter this class).
Adult Swim Instruction Learn to swim using
proper techniques in a friendly environment.
Competitive Swimming & Sports
Mako Swim Team
Junior Mako pre Team 5-10yrs
The Mako Swim Team is the Regional YMCA’s competitive
swimming program for swimmers 6 years and above.
The program is led by a professional coaching staff and
is supported by a strong volunteer group. The program
offers opportunities for young swimmers, teenagers and
adults to develop friendships, in addition to improving
their swimming skills. Members of the Mako program are
provided with a positive structure that enhances physical
conditioning along with good sportsmanship, leadership
skills, discipline, responsibility, honesty and respect. For
more information about the Mako Swim Team programs
(All participants of the Mako Swimming
programs must be FULL Members.)
The Junior Mako program offers two practices
per week that will focus on the development of the four
competitive swimming strokes through proper balance
and stroke coordination. The guidelines for the twelve
week program are set by the Mako coaching staff and
practices are conducted by a member of the Mako Swim
Team professional coaching staff. All new participants to
this group are required to complete a swim assessment
where they must successfully demonstrate the ability to
swim 25 yards of freestyle with their face in the water
and without stopping. All participants must be FULL
Members. Classes meet twice per week.
READY TO SIGN-UP AND GET STARTED?
See our program guide
here, call or come in to one of our branches for more info!
* Classes take place ONLY at our Boughton Street Branch
** Classes take place ONLY at our