Swim Lessons - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Swim Lessons

Can't find the fish?

Y Swim Lessons are Getting an Update! Download this flyer for a detailed description of the new program.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the Y has been teaching kids how to be safe around water for decades. Beginning June 2017, we’re changing our swim lesson structure to simplify and more accurately describe skill levels.

What is different?

We’re making two key changes to swim lessons:

Name changes: Lesson names are changing to stages that better reflect the skills learned and we’re moving away from the identifying fish levels. The aquatics director at your Y will help you dete​​​​​​​rmine which stage is appropriate for your children.

Curriculum changes: We’re also changing the curriculum to better serve different learning styles of our youth participants. We’ve simplified the structure by focusing on benchmark skills and goals in each stage. Students progress from fundamentals to stroke technique over 6 distinct stages.​​​​​​​

Swimming lessons are essential for kids to become safe around water. It also helps them learn to set and achieve goals. We’re looking forward to launching this new swim lesson structure and helping many more young people build swimming confidence.

Click here for our Program Guide featuring descriptions

Click here to register online

To register for swim programs, type "Aquatics" into the search field.



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