Y Updates Swim Curriculum in Fall I
At the Y, we strive to create more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime. The NEW Y curriculum breaks swim instruction into 3 tiers: Swim Starters, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes. This ensures all students focus on the ‘Safety Around Water’ benchmark stills: ‘Swim, Float, Swim’ and ‘Jump, push (or swim), turn, grab’ and then continue on to become efficient and strong swimmers.
You can register for classes online here or in-person on our website. As always, you can contact Ashley Coticchio, our aquatics director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x1409 if you have any questions or would like to have your child evaluated.
Here's an overview of what we offer and any new names for classes:
|Shrimp, Kipper, Inias||Water Discovery||Parent/Child - 6 months - 5 years||1:12||Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic
environment, so to provide a positive family aquatic experience.
|Perch||Water Exploration||Parent/Child - 6 months - 5 years||1:10||Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.|
|Perch Plus||Water Acclimation||Parent/Child - 6 months - 5 years||1:8|| Equivalent to our Starfish level, but just with a parent. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic
self-rescue skills performed with parent.
|Turtle NEW!||Water Acclimation||Age 3-5||1:4||Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills; meant for first-time swimmers or swimmers who are not yet comfortable in the water.|
|Pike||Water Movement||Age 3-5||1:5|| Focuses on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue
skills performed independently; meant for beginner swimmers who are comfortable swimming 5 ft with a ‘2-bubble’ flotation.
|Eel||Water Stamina||Age 3-5||1:6||Develops intermediate self-rescue skills, performed at longer distances; meant for swimmers who are able to swim 5 yards, tread water for 10 seconds and with minimal floatation support.|
|Ray||Stroke Introduction||Age 3-5||1:6||Introduces basic stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke and reinforces water safety; meant for swimmers are able to swim 10 yards on front/back and can tread water for 30 seconds.|
|Polliwog||Water Basics||Age 6-12||1:5||Focuses on the ‘Safety Around Water’ skills; meant for first-time or beginner swimmers.|
|Guppy||Stroke Introduction||Age 6-12||1:6|| Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl/back crawl and reinforces water safety; meant for swimmers are able to swim 15 yards
front/back crawl and can tread water for 1 minute.
|Minnow||Stroke Development||Age 6-12||1:7|| Builds on endurance and introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety; meant for swimmers who are able to swim 15 yards front crawl with side breathing, 15 yards backstroke, 15 yards
elementary backstroke, and 15 yards breaststroke and butterfly kick.
|Flying Fish||Stroke Mechanics||Age 6-12||1:8|| Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and reviews resting strokes; meant for swimmers who are able to swim 25
yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke,
25 yards of breaststroke.
|Stroke & Turn Technique||Age 6-12||1:10|| Designed to help swimmers prepare for swim team; Learn
stroke drills and techniques for effective turns for all 4 competitive strokes. Swimmers should successfully complete Flying Fish or demonstrate 50 yards of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and 25
yards basic Butterfly.
View the Y-USA Swim Lesson upgrade flyer