YMCA Fairfax County Reston

Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics Classes Offered at YMCA Fairfax County Reston

Parent Child

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Parent & Tot

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This class is designed for children ages 6-36 months. Our focus is to acclimate children to the water environment. Kicking and arm strokes are incorporated into each class along with other basic water movements.
 
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Parent with Pike

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This class is designed for children ages 3-5 years who may benefit from the comfort and reassurance only a parent can provide. Children will learn to move independently using a backpack.
 
 

Preschool Swim Lessons

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1. Pike

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A beginner class for children who are comfortable participating in class without their parents on the pool deck. Children at this level have little or no swimming experience and will learn rhythmic bubble blowing, swimming forward, making turns, and lying on their back, all with a flotation device.
 
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2. Eel

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An advanced beginner class for children who can put their face in the water and swim five feet without a flotation device. Children at this level can also kick on their back with or without a flotation device.
 
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5. Ray/Starfish Combo

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This is the advanced level for children who are capable of swimming 25 yards with a flotation device and 20 feet without. Emphasis is placed on endurance, front and backstroke, modified breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Children can swim 25 yards of the pool without flotation devices and perform rotary breathing efficiently.
 
 

Private/Semi-Private

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Private

 

Teen Swim Lessons

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Teen level 1

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Beginner class for teens who have fear of the water or have never taken a swim lesson. Participants will learn skills such as water ajustment, kicking and arm strokes.
 
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Teen level 2

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An intermediate class for teens who can swim the lenth of the pool with their faces in the water, participants will refine their swimming skills.
 
 

Youth Swim Leagues & Teams

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Youth Stroke Development

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For youth who have gone through SHARK level classes. 
For youth looking to get in shape for swim team. 
For youth who are not interested in the competitive nature of swim team. 
 
 

Youth Swim Lessons

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01. Polliwog

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A class for beginners. Children in this class have little or no swimming experience. Children will learn to swim a half-length of the pool unassisted on stomach and assisted on back. They will become comfortable submerging their face.
 
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03. Guppy

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A class for advanced beginners. Children in this class can swim one length of the pool on their front with their face in the water. Children are also comfortable in deep water and swimming on their back.
 
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05. Minnow

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An intermediate class designed for children who can swim one length of the pool (front crawl with rotary breathing) and one length of the pool on their back.
 
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07. Fish

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An advanced intermediate class. Children in this class can swim one length of the pool (front crawl with excellent rotary breathing), and one length (back crawl). Children must be able to swim two lengths continuously.
 
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08. Flying Fish

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An advanced class for children who can swim two lengths of the pool (front crawl), and two lengths (back crawl). Children must also know breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.
 
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10. Shark

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A class for highly advanced young swimmers. Children must be able to swim eight lengths of the pool nonstop. They should be able to swim two lengths each of a proper front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Children in this class can also perform flip turns and racing dives.
 
 
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