Swimming

STRONG SWIMMERS, CONFIDENT KIDS

SWIM LESSONS AT THE Y


Nurturing skills and building confidence in the water.

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.

Lessons will be taught in a lifeguarded, outdoor pool on the main campus of the Greater Naples YMCA.


FALL SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18!

SESSION DATES

  • Session 1 (September 25 - October 18): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Session 2 (October 23 - November 15): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday Session (September 29 - November 17): Saturdays between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Swim Lesson Evaluation Day: Don't know which class to place your child in? Stop by the Y on September 29th, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am to swim lesson evaluations


WE’RE HERE FOR EVERYONE

All ages—from infants to seniors— can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule.

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Swim Starters Program

Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Level A / Water Discovery: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Level B / Water Exploration: Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Don't know which class to place your child in? Complete this simple interactive questionnaire to determine which swim lesson class is right for your child. Take Placement Questionnaire

Pricing: Y Members: $64 | Community Guests: $120

*We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.

CLASSES AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!

Swim Basics Program

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students’ progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Level 1 / Water Acclimation: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Level 2 / Water Movement: Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 3 / Water Stamina: Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Don't know which class to place your child in? Complete this simple interactive questionnaire to determine which swim lesson class is right for your child. Take Placement Questionnaire

Pricing: Y Members: $64 | Community Guests: $120

Swim Strokes Program

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

Level 4 / Stroke Introduction: Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Level 5 / Stroke Development: Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Level 6 / Stroke Mechanics: Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Don't know which class to place your child in? Complete this simple interactive questionnaire to determine which swim lesson class is right for your child. Take Placement Questionnaire

Pricing: Y Members: $64 | Community Guests: $120

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Private & Semi-Private Lessons (All Ages)

Private Lessons (All Ages)

Beginner or advanced, swimmers who love the water and want to build confidence are welcome to work with our certified swim instructors. Private (one-on-one instruction) and semi-private (two students and one instructor) lessons are between 30 - 60 minutes.

Private and Group Lesson Pricing:

Private Lessons: Y Members: $30 for 30 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes & $60 for 60 minutes \ Community Guests: $45 for 30 mins, $60 for 45 mins & $75 for 60 mins

Semi-Private Lessons: Y Members: $45 for 2 people for 30 mins \ Community Guests: $60 for 2 people for 30 mins


Interested or have questions?

If you are interested in signing up for a private or semi-private lesson, please contact:

Melissa Wilson
Aquatics Coordinator
Office: 239.963.3762
Cell: 239.571.9023
E-mail Melissa

Swim Lessons Placement Questionnaire

Swim Lessons Placement Questionnaire

Don't know which class to place your child in? Complete this simple interactive questionnaire to determine which swim lesson class is right for your child.

To complete the questionnaire for multiple children, close the window once the survey is complete and click on the button above to retake.

SAVE LIVES. BECOME A LIFEGUARD!

The Greater Naples YMCA will be hosting a 3 day Lifeguard Certification Course starting October 12th

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years). Class attendance is mandatory. Participants must pass the prerequisite skills test to continue with this class. To achieve certification, participants must pass the in-water skills tests, written tests and online class.

Price: $200 for the 3 day course and online class.

Requirements: At least 16 years of age, Swim 300 yards continuously, Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, Swim 20 yards in one minute and forty seconds, surface dive to a depth of up to 10 feet, pick up a 10 pound object, and return.

*Must have 5 particpants to hold the class.

Class Schedule:

  • October 7: Pre-swim test from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • October 12: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 13: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 14: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


QUESTIONS?

For more information on Y Swim Lessons, please contact:

Melissa Wilson
Aquatics Coordinator
Office: 239.963.3762
Cell: 239.571.9023
E-mail Melissa