Important Information for Group Lessons:
- Registration for Tuesday/Thursday classes close the Monday prior to the session start date at 6:00pm. Registration for Saturday classes close the Friday prior to the session start date at 6:00pm.
- Weekday classes meet two times per week for 4 weeks. Saturday classes meet one time per week for 4 weeks.
- Group swim lessons are not made up if the participant can not attend.
Parent/Child (6-36 months):
Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him/her to learn aquatic skills and safety. The
skills that are focused on range from water orientation and exploration to children moving independently through the water under
their parent’s guidance. Parent, guardian or parent approved adult must participate in the pool. The instructor will guide parents/
children to work on skills that will lead to children independently swimming. Must wear “Swimming Diapers” (water proof)
Water Acclimation-Stamina are further divided into 3-5 and 6-12 years old.
Water Acclimation (3-12 years old):
In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how float on their back & stomach. Qualifications:
Water Movement (3-12 years old):
In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the
event of falling into a body of water. Qualifications: (1) able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to
float on front & back with minimal assistance, or no assistance (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance.
Water Stamina (3-12 years old):
In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to
safety. Qualifications: (1) able to float on front & back unassisted, (2) able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for
10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.
Stroke Introduction (6-12 years old):
In this class, children are introduced to basic swimming strokes. Qualifications: (1) able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep
water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread
water for 30 seconds (5) able to swim to wall & exit.
Stroke Development (6-12 years old):
In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Qualifications: (1) able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards (3) able to
tread water using multiple kicks for1 minute.
To register, please visit our membership services desk or our website.
For more information, please contact Melissa Langley @ MLangley@lawtonfamilyymca.org