22 South Beltline Hwy. East • P.O. Box 2423  •  Scottsbluff, NE 69363    •    308.635.2318

Winter Pool Schedule

Swimming Lessons Information

(ask the front desk about swim lessons dates)

Swim Instruction


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

Parent/Child Lessons

Water Discovery:
Age: 6-36 months
Class Duration: 30 mins.
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

Water Exploration:
Ages: 3-5 
Class Duration: 30 mins.
This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Focus is placed on basic paddle stroke, pool safety, and comfort in the water.


Youth Swimming Lessons

Water Acclimation:
Ages: 6-11
Class Duration: 45 mins.
Beginning level for school age children. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, and side and back paddle.
Water Movement:
Ages: 6-11
Class Duration: 45 mins.
This level continues to build upon basic skills without the use of flotation device. By the end of this level they should be able to swim the length of the pool without assistance.
Water Stamina:
Ages: 6-13
Class Duration: 45 mins.
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.
Stroke Introduction:
Ages: 6-13
Class Duration: 45 mins.
At this level, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and side-stroke with turns. They are introduced to the butterfly strokes.
Stroke Development:
Ages: 6-13
Class Duration: 45 mins.
At this advanced level, students work ton refining their strokes and building endurance. They learn more about boating safety, personal safety and rescue.
Stroke Mechanics:
Ages: 6-13
Class Duration: 45 mins.
At this level, students continue to improve their strokes, with starts and turns and are introduced to the inverted breaststroke, trudgen crawl, and over arm stroke.


Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult Beginner:
Age: 13 and up
Class Duration: 30 mins.
This class is for individuals who have not had formal lessons, are not comfortable in the water, or know very little swimming techniques.
Summer Swim Lesson Registration Form


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, depending on age and ability. 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 $60.00 Program Member per student
Times: Set up by request
Private Swimming Lessons request form