Swim Lessons for Adults | West Suburban YMCA

Swim Basics & Swim Strokes

Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Ages 13+ years

The Y is considered America's swim instructor. Every year, children and adults learn swimming skills and water safety at the West Suburban YMCA.

Our lessons follow YMCA of the USA’s national safety and core skill development standards, and are based on the development abilities of each participant. Swimmers learn basic skills that build on one another as the levels increase. They also learn about water safety, water sports, games and rescue.

Small class sizes allow for one-on-one instruction, and private lessons are available. All classes are taught by nationally-certified instructors who provide praise and encouragement. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a program that’s right for you.

We follow the YMCA Progressive Swimming program in all of our instructional classes.

Swim - Teen & Adults Lessons

Teen & Adult - Stage 1, 2 & 3

SESSION: 20WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Teen & Adult - Stage 1, 2 & 3 AQ910 Tue/07:40 PM - 08:20 PM 13 years and up Family or Adult $72.00
Youth or Teen $108.00
NonMember $144.00
Teen & Adult - Stage 1, 2 & 3 AQ911 Thu/07:40 PM - 08:20 PM 13 years and up Family or Adult $72.00
Youth or Teen $108.00
NonMember $144.00

Teen & Adult - Stage 4, 5 & 6

Teen & Adult - Stage 4: Stroke Introduction (formerly known as Beginner Adult or Intermediate Adult)
In this stage, students are introduced to basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breastroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Teen & Adult - Stage 5: Stroke Development (formerly known as Intermediate Adult)
Students in this stage work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Teen & Adult - Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics (formerly known as Advanced Adult)
This stage refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Family $72 | Youth $108 | Community/Non-Members $144

SESSION: 20WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Teen & Adult - Stage 4, 5 & 6 AQ912 Tue/07:40 PM - 08:20 PM 13 years and up Family or Adult $72.00
Youth or Teen $108.00
NonMember $144.00
Teen & Adult - Stage 4, 5 & 6 AQ913 Thu/07:40 PM - 08:20 PM 13 years and up Family or Adult $72.00
Youth or Teen $108.00
NonMember $144.00

Private Swim Lessons

Work one-on-one with an instructor to learn how to swim or to work on a specific skill. Private lessons are available ages 3+.

Please email Kelly or call her at (617) 244-6050 x3013 to get more information about private lessons.

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