Preschool Aquatics

Important Information

Aquatics Makeup Policy:

The Aquatics Department will provide up to 1 make-up class per session per participant for missed classes. This applies to any class missed due to personal reasons or illness. No additional credits will be issued and “drop-in” makeups will not be done during the session. Make-ups will be provided during our session break week on a space-available basis and will not necessarily be offered at the exact day and time as your current class. If you are unable to attend the offered makeup times, no additional credits will be issued.

There will be limited space so please arrange your makeups as soon as you miss a class.

Extended illness will receive an online credit with a doctor’s note.

Contact Amy D'Andrea to schedule your makeup. Extended illness will require a doctor's note and result in online credit. Pool closure/ weather cancellations will be made up as usual.


Preschool Swim Program

The Pre-School Swim Program is for potty-trained children from 2 years & 9 months old to Kindergarten. Levels are based on specific skills, rather than age. If you are new to the YMCA Swimming Program and have questions about where your child might be placed, please call Amy D’Andrea at 655-8228 ext. 1307.

Stage 1: Water Acclimation, ages 2.9-6 years (Small Pool)
This level is designed for new and beginner swimmers, teaching them basic breathing, paddle stroke, and kicking skills. Students will be introduced to basic self rescue skills.

Stage 2: Water Movement, ages 2.9 - 6 years (Small Pool)
This level is for the advanced beginner. They are taught floating independently, flutter kicking, and paddle stroke.
Focus is on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Stage 3: Water Stamina, ages 2.9 - 6 years (Small Pool)
Children at this level will build endurance and learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing
and integrated arm and leg actions are taught.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction, ages 2.9 - 6 years (Small Pool)
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional safety skills and build stroke technique. Front & back crawl stroke and breast stroke are learned.

Swim Evaluation
Not sure which level your child belongs in? Schedule a swim evaluation to determine the correct level for your child. Contact Amy D'Andrea at 655-8228 ext. 1307.

For class times and fees please view our current brochure.

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