Swim Lessons

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons 

Our swimming lessons are designed to helps your swimmer overcome fears, build confidence in the water, and develop skills that will last a lifetime. We will provide a student-centered environment staffed with certified, well-trained instructors. 

Our group swimming lessons are spread out over 3 weeks, with 2 lessons a week, resulting in a total of 6 swimming lessons. This way the swimmers get the repetition needed to learn and store the new skills.  

We know you have busy schedules, that’s why we are offering 2 sessions for each level. You will have the choice of either a Monday and Wednesday class OR a Tuesday and Thursday Class. 

  • To get the most out of the lesson process we do not allow swimmers to attend a different level or move to a different time frame after the first week.  

Session: February 6 – 23

Member TypeCost*
YMCA at ACRC Member$60
Community Member$75
After the 1st week of lessons, there will be NO refunds

Private Lessons

At this time we will not be offering private lessons


Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten

Designed to introduce young swimmers to the aquatic’s environment and teach them movement in the water. Helps introduce more basic skills and creates the groundwork for being safe in and around the water. 

Requirement:

  • Age: 3 – 5 yrs.
  • Responds to verbal cues.
  • Must be potty trained.
  • Must be comfortable without a parent/guardian for 30 minutes.
AgesPreschool
Preschool Age 3Monday & Wednesday4:30pm – 5:00pm
Preschool Age 3Tuesday & Thursday4:30pm – 5:00pm
Pre-K Age 4-5Monday & Wednesday5:30pm – 6:00pm
Pre-K Age 4-5Tuesday & Thursday5:30pm – 6:00pm
*Check out the chart below if you are unsure where to register your child.

Level 1

Designed to introduce swimmers to the aquatic’s environment. Help swimmers build on basic skills and continues to teach swimmers how to be safe in and around the water. 

Requirement:

  • Age: 5 yrs. +
  • Must be able to leave a parent/guardian for longer than 30 minutes. 
  • Child must be able to walk or jump in the water without assistance.
Level 1
Monday & Wednesday5:30pm – 6:15pm
Tuesday and Thursday5:30pm – 6:15pm
*Check out the chart below if you are unsure where to register your child.

Level 2 & 3

Builds on the skills learned in previously, works towards introducing more advanced and fundamental skills, on both the front and back. As well as starts working on differences in the strokes.  

Requirement:

  • Age: 5 yrs. +
  • Must be able to leave a parent/guardian for longer than 45 minutes. 
  • Be able to fully submerge head without assistance.  
  • Child must be able to enter the water without flotation devices.
Level 2 & 3
Monday & Wednesday4:30pm – 5:15pm
Tuesday and Thursday4:30pm – 5:15pm
*Check out the chart below if you are unsure where to register your child.

Level 4, 5 & 6

Focuses on improving and refining the different strokes, increases the swimmers’ individual abilities, and builds endurance. 

Requirement:

  • Age: 6 yrs. +
  • Must be able to leave a parent/guardian for longer than 45 minutes. 
  • Be able to fully submerge head without assistance or flotation devices.  
  • Must be able to float independently without flotation devices. 
  • Must know the front crawl and back crawl
Level 4, 5 & 6
Monday & Wednesday5:15pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday5:15pm – 6:00pm
*Check out the chart below if you are unsure where to register your child.

Don’t know what level to sign your child up for?

Answer these quick questions to figure out!

Does your child respond to verbal cues? No It looks your swimmer is not ready for group swim lessons, please be on the lookout for parent and child classes! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Is your child comfortable without a parent or guardian around?No It looks your swimmer is not ready for group swim lessons, please be on the lookout for parent and child classes! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Is your child potty trained? No It looks your swimmer is not ready for group swim lessons, please be on the lookout for parent and child classes! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Is your child 3 years of age or older?No It looks your swimmer is not ready for group swim lessons, please be on the lookout for parent and child classes! 
Is your child over the age of 5?No Please sign up for one of the Preschool levels! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Can your child blow bubble through their mouth and their nose?No Please sign up for Level 1
Yes – Next Question! 
Can your child go completely underwater by themselves? No Please sign up for Level 1
Yes – Next Question! 
Can your child jump into chest deep water unassisted, without flotation devices? No Please have your child join Level 2 & 3! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Can your child float on their back AND their front on their own No Please have your child join Level 2 & 3! 
Yes – Next Question! 
Can your child swim 10 -15 yards on their front and back? No Please have your child join Level 4, 5 & 6
Yes – Next Question! 
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool? No Please have your child join Level 4, 5 & 6
Yes – Next Question! 
Does your child know all the strokes and can swim 25 yards, (1 length of our pool) using the front stroke and backcrawl? No Please have your child join Level 4, 5 & 6
Yes – Next Question! 
Please encourage your child to sign up for our swim team! 

 


Savannah Nelson
Aquatics Director
507.433.1804 ext. 104
snelson@ymcaatacrc.org


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