SWIM

ILLINOIS VALLEY YMCA

SWIM LESSONS

At the Y, we offer a wide selection of classes to people of all ages.  Our swim program teaches participants the fundamentals of swimming, technique development, water safety knowledge and to become confident swimmers.  Also at the Y, we use our four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility to strengthen the character of each participant.

If you have questions regarding which stage you should enroll your child, please see the YMCA Swim Lesson Selector below.  By answering a few questions, it will help you place your child in the correct class.

This stage introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.  Our instructors will encourage parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infant and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons, introduce and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and provide a positive family aquatic experience.  Instructors will also encourage building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water.

Fall 1 Session /  September 12 – October 29, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 22

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 29

Fall 2 Session /  October 31 – December 17, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 17

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 24

FEES

Members:  $58

Non Members:  $72


Class Times:

Thursdays   5:00 – 5:30PM

This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance.  The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming.  The also learn about pool safety, boating safety, and the use of personal floatation devices.  The 30-minute class is taught by caring and responsible swim instructors.  Class participants are divided into skill levels, and class size is such that the instructor can provide children with individual attention.

 

Fall 1 Session /  September 12 – October 29, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 22

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 29

Fall 2 Session /  October 31 – December 17, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 17

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 24

 

FEES

Members:  $58

Non Members:  $72

 

Stage 1 – Pre-K  Water Acclimation

Students will become comfortable independently going underwater and learn how to exit the water safely. Safety is reinforced when students learn about the importance of lifeguard/adult supervision, asking permission before going into any body of water, and life jackets. Goggles are not recommended for this stage. 5 students per class only.  

Thursdays   5:00 – 5:35 p.m.

 

Stage 2 – Pre-K  Water Movement

Students will learn independent front and back glides, and swim sequences to reach safety. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about finding help, reach or throw, don’t go, and backyard pool safety. Goggles are not recommended for this stage.  5 students per class only.  

Thursdays   5:35 – 6:05 p.m.

 
Stage 3 – Pre-K  Water Stamina

Students will build endurance to perform the safety sequence of swim-float-swim up to a length of the pool. Treading water up to one minute and getting to safety in deep water will be reinforced through jump-push-turn-grab sequence. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about sun safety and calling 9-1- 1. Goggles are not recommended for this stage.  5 students per class only.  

Tuesdays   5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

 
Stage 4 – Pre-K  Stroke Introduction

Students will be introduced to basic front and back crawl, as well as butterfly and breaststroke kicks. Students will also work on treading water endurance and be introduced to elementary backstroke. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about beach and boating safety and basic first aid practices. Goggles are recommended for this stage.  5 students per class only.  

Tuesdays   5:35 – 6:05 p.m.

 

Fall 1 Session /  September 12 – October 29, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 22

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, August 29

Fall 2 Session /  October 31 – December 17, 2022

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 17

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, October 24

 

FEES

Members:  $58

Non Members:  $72

 

Stage 1 – School Age   Water Acclimation

Students will become comfortable independently going underwater and learn how to exit the water safely. Safety is reinforced when students learn about the importance of lifeguard/adult supervision, asking permission before going into any body of water, and life jackets. Goggles are not recommended for this stage. 6 students per class only.  

Thursdays   6:10 – 6:40 p.m.

 

Stage 2 – School Age   Water Movement

Students will learn independent front and back glides, and swim sequences to reach safety. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about finding help, reach or throw, don’t go, and backyard pool safety. Goggles are not recommended for this stage.  6 students per class only.  

Thursdays  6:45 – 7:15 p.m.

 
Stage 3 – School Age   Water Stamina

Students will build endurance to perform the safety sequence of swim-float-swim up to a length of the pool. Treading water up to one minute and getting to safety in deep water will be reinforced through jump-push-turn-grab sequence. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about sun safety and calling 9-1- 1. Goggles are not recommended for this stage.  6 students per class only.  

Tuesdays   6:10 – 6:40 p.m.

 
Stage 4 – School Age   Stroke Introduction

Students will be introduced to basic front and back crawl, as well as butterfly and breaststroke kicks. Students will also work on treading water endurance and be introduced to elementary backstroke. Safety will be reinforced when students learn about beach and boating safety and basic first aid practices. Goggles are recommended for this stage.  6 students per class only.  

Tuesdays   4:25 – 4:55 p.m.

 

Due to a back log of requests, Private Swim Lesson requests are not available at this time.