As “America’s Swim Instructor”, the Y has been teaching kids how to be safe around water for decades. Beginning January 2017, we’ll be making some changes to our swim lesson structure to simplify and more accurately describe skill levels.

What is different?

Name changes: Lesson names are changing to stages that better reflect the skills learned and we’re moving away from the identifying fish levels. Visit your local Y for more information and pick up a detailed brochure on which stage is appropriate for your children.  Downloading the New Swim Model (below) will also help you.

Curriculum changes: We’re also changing the curriculum to better serve different learning styles of our youth participants. We’ve simplified the structure by focusing on benchmark skills and goals in each stage. Students progress from fundamentals to stroke technique over 6 distinct stages.

Swimming lessons are essential for kids to become safe around water, and learn to set and achieve goals. We are confident that this swim lesson structure will help help many more young people build swimming confidence.

Check out the new swimming model
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