swim lessons & competitive swim
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To find specific Branch Lessons see your branch/location Program Guide
Parent Child/Shrimp: Parent and child (6mths – 3 yrs)
Children will learn to get comfortable in the water, beginning swimming skills and structured water play.
Perch: (2 ½ - 5 yrs)
This is a transitional class designed for water adjustment and parent separation.
Pre Pike: Beginner (2 ½ - 3 yrs)
Children will learn to get comfortable in the water without parent with beginning swimming skills taught.
Pike: Beginner (3yrs – kindergarten)
Children will learn bubble blowing, water submersion, front and back float unassisted and kicking skills.
Eels: Intermediate (3yrs – kindergarten)
Children will learn front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back float with sculling, kicking skills, water adjustment in the deep end of the pool and build endurance.
Rays: Advanced (3yrs – kindergarten)
Children will refine and improve endurance of front crawl, learn concept of backstroke, kicking skills, treading water, survival float, introduction to new strokes and diving skills.
Starfish: Advanced (3yrs – kindergarten)
Build on Ray swim level skills to refine and build endurance.
Polliwog: Beginner (1st grade and up)
Children will learn submersion, front and back float unassisted, kicking skills and be introduced to water over their head.
Guppy/ Advanced Polliwog: Intermediate (1st grade and up)
Children will learn front crawl with rotary breathing, back float with sculling, kicking skills, treading water and introduction to new strokes.
Minnow: Advanced (1st grade and up)
Children will refine front crawl and back stroke and learn the concept of breaststroke.
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: Advanced (1st grade and up)
Children will refine advanced strokes
Beginner and intermediate swimmers welcome
*Class levels and availability may vary by individual branch
*Some classes may be combined based on enrollment
|Alliance Family||Meyers Lake|
|Eric Snow Family||North Canton Community Building|
|Lake Community||Paul & Carol David|
Our swim team programs are designed to emphasize technique, endurance, sportsmanship, and most importantly, to have fun! To develop strong athletes, we believe that you must focus on more than just the physical aspect of training.
Competitive swimming builds cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscle tone, and much more. Goal setting, confidence, and self-discipline are benefits.
- Must be a member of the YMCA of Central Stark County
- Ages 6 – 18
- Swimmers must have at least Minnow level skills to try out for team