Scottsbluff Family YMCA

swim instruction

swimmingThe YMCA of Scottsbluff staff wants to help you reach your swimming goals no matter how big or small. Anyone, regardless or age or ability, can be taught to swim!

2016/2017 Swim Lesson Registration Form

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Parent/Child Lessons

Age: 6-36 months

SKIP-(Shrimp, Kipper, Inia, Perch): This is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their child. Parents accompany children in the water to learn safe, fun practices in and around the water.

Preschool Swimming Lessons

Ages 3-5

Pike: This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, proper use of IFDs and PFDs, and comfort with holding face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. This 30-minute program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance.

Youth Swimming Lessons

Polliwog: Ages: 6-11

This is our beginning level for school-age children. It lets kids get acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke and side and back paddle.

Guppy: Ages: 6-11

The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Children can swim the length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.

Minnow: Ages: 6-11

This is the initial intermediate level. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming.

Fish: Ages: 6-12

At this level, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke and sidestroke, with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly stroke. They learn diving skills and continue learning personal safety, boating, and rescue skills; they are introduced to the use of a mask and fins.

Flying Fish: Ages: 6-12

At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance. They develop the ability to perform more complex combinations of synchronized swimming and they are also introduced to using a snorkel. They learn more about boating safety, personal safety and rescue procedures.

Shark: Ages: 6-12

The students at this level continue to improve their strokes with starts and turns, and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, the trudgen crawl and the over arm stroke. Opportunities are provided for further work on synchronized swimming, wetball and snorkeling as well as personal safety, boating safety and rescue skills.

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Adult Swimming Lessons

Ages: 14 and up

Adult Beginner-This class is for individuals who have either not had formal swim lessons, are not comfortable in the water or know very little about swimming techniques. The class will focus on water adjustment and the basic fundamentals of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and treading water.

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Private Swimming Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are offered for those who would like more individual attention. Lessons can accommodate up to four students per instructor. Private lessons are set up according to your day and time requests. There are four lessons in a package; each lesson is 30 minutes in length.

Ages: 6 months and older
Fees: One Student: $60.00 Member $80.00 Program Member
Two-Four Students: $40.00 Member per student $55.00 Program Member per student
Times: Set up by request

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