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.


WINTER SESSION BEGINS JANUARY 15!

SESSION DATES

  • Session 1 (January 15 - February 7): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Session 2 (February 19 - March 7, March 19, March 21): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Session 3 (April 2 - April 25): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday Session 1 (February 16 - March 10): Saturdays & Sundays between 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday Session 2 (March 23 - April 14): Saturdays & Sundays between 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

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 (Ages 2-7)

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 Basics Program (Ages 7-13)

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 (Ages 5-13)

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

Adult Group Swim Lessons

It's never too late to learn or improve your swimming skills! Join us for our small group adult swim lessons. These classes are designed for new swimmers and those who wish to improve their basic swimming skills. Choose the level that is right for you. Classes are limited to 4 participants. Classes are 30 minutes long.

SESSION DATES:

  • Session 1 (January 22 - February 14): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Session 2 (February 19 - March 14): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Session 3 (March 19 - April 11): Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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


ADULT SWIM BASICS:

In the swim basics class students will learn personal water safety while achieving basic swimming competency by developing comfort underwater, focusing on body position, forward movement, and endurance. This class is for beginner swimmers and will take place in the lap pool.


ADULT SWIM STROKES:

The swim strokes class is for beginning lap swimmers (must be able to swim one length of the pool). Students will learn additional water safety skills and build on stroke technique, rotary breathing, and endurance while working on personal goals. This class will take place in the lap pool.

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 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!

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Greater Naples YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

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.

Pre-qualification swim test and online coursework must be completed prior to the first day of class. Call or email to schedule your swim test.

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JANUARY TRAINING

JANUARY 4 - JANUARY 6

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 participants to hold the class.

Class Schedule:

  • Friday, January 4: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 5: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 6: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MARCH TRAINING

MARCH 1 - MARCH 3

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 participants to hold the class.

Class Schedule:

  • Friday, March 1: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 3: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MAY TRAINING

MAY 3 - MAY 5

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 participants to hold the class.

Class Schedule:

  • Friday, May 3: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 4: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 5: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

QUESTIONS?

For more information on Y Swim Lessons, please contact:

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