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Swim Lessons

From preschoolers to adults, we specialize in all aspects of water safety and lifelong swim skills ranging from overcoming fear of water to upper level stroke development. Learning to swim at the Y is about more than just stroke development. It's a swimmer-centered approach, where students learn through play, hands-on exercises and creative repetition. Children are taught in small groups with swimmers at their skill level. When ready, swimmers can apply their skills to upper level programs like swim team, lap swimming for exercise, lifeguard training and Masters Swimming.

Swimming is an activity you can enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the exercise, sport and fun that is swimming!

Contact:

Warminster 
Doylestown 

Ashley Coticchio
Director of Aquatics and Ability Programs

215.348.8131, x1409

Doylestown

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Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons (all ages)
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Swim Specialties
Stroke & Turn and Technique Class (8 to 13 yrs)
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Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6 mos to 5 yrs)
Perch - Parent/Child Swim Classes (19-36 mths)
With the guidance of our trained instructors, parents help children further their water acclimation and be introduced to beginning swim and water safety skills. Ratio 1:10
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Perch Plus - Parent/Child Swim Classes (2-1/2 to 5 yrs)
For the 2 ½-3 year old who progresses from Perch but is not yet ready for preschool lessons, or the 3-5 year old who is not ready to swim without a parent. Parents will work hand-in-hand with our trained instructors to establish comfort and confidence in the water for their children as well as introduce beginning swimming and water safety skills. Ratio 1:8
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Shrimps, Kippers, Inias - Parent/Child Swim Classes (6-18 mths)
Help children acclimate to water through games, activities and songs facilitated by trained instructors. Opportunity for children to become more confident in the water. Ratio 1:12
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Preschool Swim (3-5 yrs)
Pike I - Beginner I (3-5 yrs)
Focus on water adjustment, kicking, blowing bubbles and paddling with assistance. Must be willing to voluntarily separate from parent. Typically wear 3 bubbles at start of the session. Ratio 1:4
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Pike II - Beginner II (3-5 yrs)
Advanced beginner level for swimmers who completed Beginner I who are or voluntarily submerging their head underwater and swimming without instructor assistance at least 5 feet with 2 bubbles. Focus on increased coordination of front and back stroke, confidence around and in water, and swimming while blowing bubbles. Ratio 1:4
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Eel I - Intermediate I (3-5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance at least 10 feet on their front and back with 1 bubble while blowing bubbles. Ratio 1:5
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Eel II - Intermediate II (3 - 5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance or flotation at least 15 feet on their front, while blowing bubbles, and on their back. Ratio 1:5
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Ray - Advanced (3-5 yrs)
Must be able to swim without instructor assistance or flotation at least 20 feet of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and backstroke. Ratio 1:6
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Youth Swim Lessons (6 to 12 yrs)
Polliwog - Beginner I (6 to 12 yrs)
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Guppy - Beginner II (6 to 12 yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Minnow - Intermediate (6 to 12 yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Fish/Flying Fish - Advanced (6 to 12 yrs)
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Swim Evaluations (all ages)
Complimentary swim evaluations
Complimentary swim evaluations to help place your child in the correct class are available free of charge. Connect with Ashley Coticchio for details at 215.348.8131, x1409.
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Testimonials:

I just want to say you do an amazing job! I love how you keep us informed and excited about up coming swimming. I have never been so impressed with the service of a gym as I have with the YMCA and a lot of it has to do with the teachers, and the programs offered with swimming. It is seamless and very well organized! Well done and thank you. ~Shannon Cowan, January, 2017