Swim Lessons

SWIM LESSONS

YMCA swim lessons follow both YMCA standards and American Red Cross standards designed to make adjustments to the water easy and fun for all ages. Students are divided into classes based on age and ability. Lessons are 30 minutes long, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 7 weeks during the school year and 30 minutes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks during summer. We do not give refunds or makeup days for missed classes. Financial Assistance is available. For prices, times, details and contact information read the 2017 Swim Lessons brochure.  To register for swim lessons, please print, complete and return the Swim Lessons Registration Form.

Our pool is UV! The UV system simply disinfects water while passing by an UltraViolet light bulb. It is better than saline pools and much better than chlorine pools. It is better for you, better for the environment and saves money. No more chlorine smell, no more red eyes, no more itchy skin, and your bathing suits will last longer.

Parent-Tot (ages 6 months to 3 years old)

Designed to build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin Preschool Intro swim lessons. There are 4 levels of Parent-Tot lessons and adults must be in the water.

Preschool-Intro (ages 3 to 5 years old)

Designed for young children who have little or no experience with the water. Youth will be comfortably oriented to the water and taught basic pool safety. Skills taught include submerging face, blowing bubbles, bobbing underwater, assisted front and back floating, kicking on front and back, and assisted front and back gliding.

Preschool-Intermediate (ages 3 to 5 years old)

Designed to be a class level in between Preschool-Intro and Preschool Swimmer.  Youth need to be comfortable in the water and swim at least 5 yards unassisted.

Preschool-Swimmer (ages 3 to 5 years old)

Designed for young swimmers who are able to perform all of the skills at the Intro level. Swimmers will gain more independent skills and learn introduction to side breathing, front and back glides with flutter kick and breaststroke kick, front and back floats (30 seconds), jumping in and going to float positions, breast stroke for (10 feet), elementary back (10 feet), front crawl (25 yards), back stroke (25 yards) and tread water.

School Age-Intro (ages 6 years old and up)

Designed for school age children to become comfortable in the water and be taught basic pool safety. Skills taught include blowing bubbles, submerging face, underwater exploration, introduction to side breathing, front and back floats, rolls to float position, front and back glides with flutter kick and breast stroke kick, jump in swim back to side, introduction to treading water, front crawl (25 yards) with face in pool and good technique and back stroke (25 yards).

School Age-Intermediate (ages 6 years old and up)

Designed to be a class level in between School Age-Intro and School Age-Swimmer.  Youth need to be comfortable in the water and swim at least 5 yards unassisted.

School Age-Swimmer (ages 6 years old and up)

Designed for youth swimmers who are able to able to perform all of the skills at Intro level. Swimmers will refine stroke technique and endurance skills taught include tread water (1 minute), refine breast stroke and elementary back stroke (15 yards), introduction to butterfly kick.

Teen and Adult Lessons

Classes are tailored to the skill level of the individual. These lessons do not have children included. Beginners focus on comfort, buoyancy, movement, water safety and personal rescue skills. Intermediate swimmers focus on proper breathing technique, stroke refinement, treading water and more advanced water safety skills.

Swim Club (ages 6 years old and up)

Swimmers are advanced to this level by their swim instructor. Swimmer must be able to swim front crawl (50 yards) with side breathing, back stroke (50 yards), breast stroke (25 yards) and butterfly kick (25 yards). Skills learned will include endurance, butterfly stroke, stroke refinement, open turns and flip turns. Swim Club is not a swim team program because the club does not attend swim meets.  Financial Assistance is available.  For prices, times, details and contact information read the Swim Club flyer.

Swim Team

The Rogue Valley Family YMCA does not have a YMCA swim team program. We do support competitive high school swimming so during winter we share the pool with student athletes.