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Young people with physical and mental challenges are encouraged to participate in aquatic activities, water safety lessons, and exercise. Aquatic staff asks that an aide or parent accompany all kids while they are in the water. Our instructors are highly experienced in working with adaptive children.

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Swimming builds lifelong interest in swimming and develops the whole person: spirit, mind, and body. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with 6 levels total: Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, and Shark. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance, and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement.

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YMCA aquatics instruction helps teens develop an important and lifesaving skill. Our instructors use a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach.

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Individual teams are organized by ability levels and are designed to help children improve and refine the four competitive strokes, sets, starts, and finishes. This league provides excellent preparation for a swim team.

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Semi-private & Private swim lessons are for children of all ages, at any ability level. Enjoy learning with others, or take one-on-one lessons to work at your own pace. Once you learn to swim, you’ll never feel unsafe around water!

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There is no better place to learn to swim than at the YMCA—often referred to as “America’s Favorite Swim Instructor”! Preschool swim lessons teach children valuable life skills, including personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, rescue, water sports, and games. YMCA swim lessons focus on positive values in a fun and caring atmosphere and Preschool swim lessons teach basic skills progressing through four levels: Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish.

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Take your little one and hop in the pool together for the first time for fun and enrichment! Together, you will learn how to feel comfortable in the water while preparing your child to learn to swim.

Our mission is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality and mutual respect for all.

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