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.

 

Winter 1 Session /  January 9 – February 25, 2023

Member Registration Begins:  Monday, December 26, 2022

Non-Member Registration Begins:  Monday, January 2, 2023

 

FEES

Member:  $49

Non Member:  $73

 

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.

Thursdays:  4:30 – 5:00pm

Preschool Swim Lessons:  Ages  3 – 5 years

 

 

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.  

Tuesdays:  5:05 – 5:35 p.m.

Thursdays: 5:05 – 5:35 p.m.

Saturdays:  9:00 – 9:30 a.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.  

Tuesdays:  5:05 – 5:35 p.m.

Thursdays: 5:05 – 5:35 p.m.

Saturdays:  9:35 – 10:05 a.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:  5:40 – 6:10 p.m.

Thursdays: 5:40 – 6:10 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:  5:40 – 6:10 p.m.

Thursdays: 5:40 – 6:10 p.m.

School Age Swim Lessons:  Ages  6 – 12 years

 

 

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.  

Tuesdays:   6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Thursdays: 6:15 – 6:45 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.  

Tuesdays:   6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Thursdays: 6:15 – 6:45 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.  

Saturdays: 10:10 – 10:40 a.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.  

Saturdays: 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

 

 

Private Swim Lessons include 1-on-1 (1 Student / 1 Instructor) instruction with a flexible schedule that works around you and the instructor’s availability.  Private Swim Lessons are available in a package of six 30-minute lessons.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

1. Download and complete the request form and submit it to the Customer Service Desk at the YMCA.

      Please do not submit payment when with this form.

2. YMCA staff will contact the above participant/parent of the participant within 5 business days of receiving this form.

     Please understand availability for private swim lessons is extremely limited and participants may be subject to an unknown wait time until instructor availability becomes open.

3. Once an available time slot becomes open, an instructor will contact the participant (or parent/guardian) to arrange lesson times that are most convenient for both the participant & instructor.

4. Only after these arrangements have been made and confirmed by the instructor or other YMCA staff, payment must be made before the start of the first lesson.

 Click here to download the Private Swim Lessons Request Form