Infant and Toddler Swim Lessons | West Suburban YMCA

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Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons

Ages 6 months - 3 years

Get ready to swim with baby or toddler with our infant and toddler swim lessons! Enjoy special time with your little one as children ages 2-4 learn the basic water safety and skills—blowing bubbles and kicking—to get them ready for more advanced swimming.

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.

If you are uncertain about which level you should register for, please contact the Aquatics Department at (617) 244-6050 x3650 for more information or to schedule a swimming test.

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 for all ages.

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

Swim - Infant & Toddler Lesson

Infant & Toddler: Stage A

Infant & Toddler - Stage A: Water Discovery (formerly known as SKI or Perch)

Parents accompany children in this stage, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Family $49 | Youth $74 | Community/Non-Members $98

SESSION: 19SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Infant & Toddler: Stage A - AQ600 6/28-7/26, 9:15am AQ600 Fri/09:15 AM - 09:45 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage A - AQ601 6/29-7/27 9:00am AQ601 Sat/09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage A - AQ602 8/2-8/23, 9:15am AQ602 Fri/09:15 AM - 09:45 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage A - AQ603 8/3-8/24, 9:00am AQ603 Sat/09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00

Infant & Toddler: Stage B

Infant & Toddler - Stage B: Water Exploration (formerly known as SKI or Perch)

Accompanied by a parent in this stage, infant and toddlers focuses on exploring body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Family $49 | Youth $74 | Community/Non-Members $98

SESSION: 19SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Infant & Toddler: Stage B - AQ610 6/28-7/26, 9:15am AQ610 Fri/09:15 AM - 09:45 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage B - AQ611 6/29-7/27, 9:40am AQ611 Sat/09:40 AM - 10:10 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage B - AQ612 8/2-8/23, 9:15am AQ612 Fri/09:15 AM - 09:45 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Infant & Toddler: Stage B - AQ613 8/3-8/24, 9:40am AQ613 Sat/09:40 AM - 10:10 AM 6 to 36 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00

Stage 1 With Parent

Infant & Toddler - Stage 1: Water Acclimation with Parent (formerly known as Pike & Me)

Parents accompany children in this stage, where students increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Family $49 | Youth $74 | Community/Non-Members $98

SESSION: 19SUM
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Stage 1 With Parent - AQ650 6/28-7/26, 9:45am AQ650 Fri/09:45 AM - 10:15 AM 31 to 48 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Stage 1 With Parent - AQ651 6/29-7/27, 10:20am AQ651 Sat/10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 31 to 48 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Stage 1 With Parent - AQ652 8/2-8/23 9:45am AQ652 Fri/09:45 AM - 10:15 AM 31 to 48 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00
Stage 1 With Parent - AQ653 8/3-8/24, 10:20am AQ653 Sat/10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 31 to 48 months Family or Adult $49.00
Youth or Teen $74.00
NonMember $98.00

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