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Preschool Swim Lessons

Ages 3-5 years

Get your preschooler ready to swim with preschool swim lessons! 

Our Preschool Swim 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.

Swim - Preschool Lessons

Preschool Adaptive Swim

The Y's Adaptive swim programs are designed to give children with disabilities opportunities to participate in swim lessons while focusing on developing both physical and social skills that will last a lifetime. We emphasize each person's abilities and individuality, and specifically design a swim program to foster independence while providing positive recreational and educational experiences for our participants.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Preschool Adaptive Swim - AQ400 Friday 2:15pm AQ400 Fri/02:15 PM - 02:45 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool Adaptive Swim - AQ401 Saturday 12:15pm AQ401 Sat/12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

Preschool: Stage 1

Preschool - Stage 1: Water Acclimation

In this stage, students develop comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Preschool: Stage 1 - AQ200 Tuesday 1:00pm AQ200 Tue/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 1 - AQ201 Thursday 10:15am AQ201 Thu/10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 1 - AQ202 Thursday 3:00pm AQ202 Thu/03:00 PM - 03:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 1 - AQ203 Friday 1:00pm AQ203 Fri/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 1 - AQ204 Saturday 9:40am AQ204 Sat/09:40 AM - 10:10 AM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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Preschool: Stage 2

Preschool - Stage 2: Water Movement

In this stage, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Preschool: Stage 2 - AQ250 Tuesday 10:10am AQ250 Tue/10:10 AM - 10:40 AM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 2 - AQ251 Tuesday 1:00pm AQ251 Tue/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 2 - AQ252 Friday 1:30pm AQ252 Fri/01:30 PM - 02:00 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 2 - AQ253 Saturday 9:40am AQ253 Sat/09:40 AM - 10:10 AM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 2 - AQ254 Saturday 10:20am AQ254 Sat/10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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Preschool: Stage 3

Preschool - Stage 3: Water Stamina

In this stage, students develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Preschool: Stage 3 - AQ300 Monday 1:00pm AQ300 Mon/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 3 - AQ301 Wednesday 1:00pm AQ301 Wed/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

Preschool: Stage 4

Prschool - Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

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.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Preschool: Stage 4 - AQ350 Monday 1:00pm AQ350 Mon/01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
Preschool: Stage 4 - AQ351 Wednesday 1:00pm AQ351 Wed/01:00 PM - 02:10 PM 36 to 60 months Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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