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New Braunfels Family YMCA

Youth Development

Swimming Lessons


Winter Schedule 

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Winter Sessions

  • Session 1: January 6 - 29
  • Session 2: February 3- 26
  • Session 3: March 3- April 2

Class Days & Times 

  • Session includes 8 lessons, two days a week for four weeks.
  • Parent/Child Lessons
    • Day: Tuesday/ Thursday
    • Times: 9:00-9:30a, 3:30-4:00p
  • Preschool Lessons : 
    • Days: Tuesday/ Thursday
    • Times: 9:30-10:00a, 5:15 - 5:45pm
  • Youth Lessons
    • Days: Tuesday/Thursday
    • Times: 4:30 - 5:15pm, 5:45 - 6:30pm 

Rates

  • YMCA member: $6
  • Non-member: $80
  • Click HERE for current offerings and to register.

 

Group Swim Lessons

At the Y, our nationally certified swim lesson program teaches children, youth, and adults personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports & games, and rescue to develop a life-long passion for swimming and water activities. Our classes feature small instructor-to-student ratios and are structured to maximize in-water instructions.

The Parent/Child lessons promotes water enrichment and aquatic readiness activities for children from six months up to three years and their parents or other trusted adults. The preschool lessons teaches water adjustment and basic swimming skills for children ages three to five years old. Our youth lessons are for kids six to twelve years old and teaches six strokes: front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, breast stroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. 

Parent / Child Swimming

Shrimp - Ages 6-17 months: For our littlest swimmers, Shrimp is designed to introduce babies and parents to the aquatic environment. This class will help parents learn realistic developmental expectations, introduce basic aquatic safety to parent and child, and provide a fun and positive first experience in the water. Shrimp will help babies with basic motor skills, as well as introduce them to a water environment without fear. Skills include blowing bubbles, floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, social interaction through songs, and basic aquatic safety knowledge for parents. This is a fun class that will help prepare your child for future swim classes!

Kipper - Ages 18-29 months: Designed for children that are ready to learn basic swimming skills with parent accompaniment. Skills will include basic paddle stroke, kicking on front and back, floating on front and back, voluntary submersions, climbing into and out of the pool unassisted, jumping in from side of the pool, and safety tips for parents. A portion of each class will focus on parent independence. Your child will spend a little time with our instructor to ease the transition between parent/child classes and our preschool levels.

Perch - Ages 30-36 months: A new spin on Parent Child Classes! You and your child will participate together, but a little more time will be spent in a skill structure environment. All Pike skills will be introduced, while parents will help child become more comfortable in the water setting as instructors prepare them for independence. Skills presented include pool safety, appropriate class behavior, listening skills, independence from parent, as well as all the basics that are covered in Pike. Parents must participate, but the focus of class will be to get the child prepared for participation on their own.

Preschool Swimming - Age 3-5

Pike: This class is designed for the preschool beginner who has had no real experience in the water. Children participate without parents and work on floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, bubbles, putting face in the water, basic paddle stroke, pool safety, boating safety, and water adjustment. Patient instructors work to create a positive experience for these little swimmers. There are no prerequisites for enrollment, other than age.

Eel: For the advanced beginner who can already swim 3-5 feet on their own and can put their entire face in the water without fear. Participants will work on developing front, back, and side paddle as well as building confidence.

Ray: Ray is for the intermediate preschooler who can already swim 15 feet unassisted using a paddle stroke on their front, side, and back. Participants work on rotary breathing, backstroke development with proper technique, and elementary backstroke. There is also continued work on treading water, deep water swimming, basic diving, floating, endurance, and pool safety.

Starfish: For advanced preschoolers, students must be able to swim 15 feet of all strokes. Participants work on technique for all strokes and additional work is on endurance, pool safety, deep water swimming, diving, treading water, and boating safety. Starfish takes place in the lap pool and instructional pool.

Pike: This class is designed for the preschool beginner who has had no real experience in the water. Children participate without parents and work on floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, bubbles, putting face in the water, basic paddle stroke, pool safety, boating safety, and water adjustment. Patient instructors work to create a positive experience for these little swimmers. There are no prerequisites for enrollment, other than age.

Eel: For the advanced beginner who can already swim 3-5 feet on their own and can put their entire face in the water without fear. Participants will work on developing front, back, and side paddle as well as building confidence.

Ray: Ray is for the intermediate preschooler who can already swim 15 feet unassisted using a paddle stroke on their front, side, and back. Participants work on rotary breathing, backstroke development with proper technique, and elementary backstroke. There is also continued work on treading water, deep water swimming, basic diving, floating, endurance, and pool safety.

Starfish: For advanced preschoolers, students must be able to swim 15 feet of all strokes. Participants work on technique for all strokes and additional work is on endurance, pool safety, deep water swimming, diving, treading water, and boating safety. Starfish takes place in the lap pool and instructional pool.

Youth Swimming 

Polliwog: Designed for the school-age beginner who has little or no experience. Emphasis is placed on water adjustment, kicking on front and back, basic paddle stroke, floating on front and back, basic backstroke, and pool safety. There are no prerequisites for enrollment other than age requirement.

Guppy: This level is for school-age advanced beginner that can swim 15 feet on their own but need to work on their freestyle technique. Rotary breathing will be introduced, as well as a more advanced technique for backstroke and elementary backstroke. Participants will work on floating on front and back, treading water, deep water swimming, pool safety, and introduction to diving.

Minnow: For children who can already swim 1 length of the lap pool (25 meters) with freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Proper rotary breathing technique will be stressed, and participants will be introduced to butterfly in addition to refining all the strokes.

Private / Semi Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are intended for those individuals seeking one-on-one instruction. Semi-Private lessons are intended for those persons seeking smaller group instruction than during regular group lessons. Private and semi-private swim lessons are scheduled during YMCA operational hours at times convenient to student and instructor. All lessons must be prepaid. Registration and scheduling is done in-person only. Please call for times and availability. Each lesson is thirty minutes long.

 

Private Swim Lessons Package Rates

 

Y Member:

Non-member:

One (1)

$30 

$40

Four (4)

$80

$100

Six (6)

$114

$144

Eight (8) 

$144

$184

Ten (10)

$170

$220


For more information please contact our Aquatics Specialist, Ashley Rioux at ashleyr@ymcasatx.org


Private Swim Lessons:

Private swim lessons are available on a limited basis.

Please contact danielo@ymcasatx.org

830.606.9622 ext 1159 

 

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