School-Age Swim Lessons | West Suburban YMCA

Swim Basics & Swim Strokes

School-Age Swim Lessons

Ages 5-12 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 School Age 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.

**At this time, all swim lessons are scheduled to be in the Small Pool.** Due to staffing, swim lessons may be moved to the Big Pool.

Swim - School Age Lessons

School-Age 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
School-Age Adaptive Swim - AQ450 Tuesday 4:15pm AQ450 Tue/04:15 PM - 04:45 PM 5 to 12 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age Adaptive Swim - AQ451 Thursday 4:15pm AQ451 Thu/04:15 PM - 04:45 PM 5 to 12 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age Adaptive Swim - AQ452 Saturday 12:45pm AQ452 Sat/12:45 PM - 01:15 PM 5 to 12 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

School-Age: Stage 1

School-Age - Stage 1: Water Acclimation

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

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
School-Age: Stage 1 - AQ500 Monday 3:00pm AQ500 Mon/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 1 - AQ501 Tuesday 3:40pm AQ501 Tue/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 1 - AQ502 Wednesday 4:20pm AQ502 Wed/04:20 PM - 04:50 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 1 - AQ503 Saturday 11:00am AQ503 Sat/11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 1 - AQ504 Saturday 1:00pm AQ504 Sat/01:15 PM - 01:45 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

School-Age: Stage 2

School-Age - 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
School-Age: Stage 2 - AQ550 Monday 3:30pm AQ550 Mon/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 2 - AQ551 Tuesday 3:40pm AQ551 Tue/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 2 - AQ552 Wednesday 3:40pm AQ552 Wed/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 2 - AQ553 Saturday 11:00am AQ553 Sat/11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 2 - AQ554 Saturday 1:00pm AQ554 Sat/01:15 PM - 01:45 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

School-Age: Stage 3

School-Age - 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.
Swimmers must be able to swim the width of the pool independently on their front and on their back.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
School-Age: Stage 3 - AQ601 Tuesday 3:40pm AQ601 Tue/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 3 - AQ602 Wednesday 3:00pm AQ602 Wed/03:00 PM - 03:30 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 3 - AQ603 Thursday 3:40pm AQ603 Thu/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 3 - AQ604 Saturday 9:00am AQ604 Sat/09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 3 - AQ605 Saturday 1:45pm AQ605 Sat/01:45 PM - 02:15 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

School-Age: Stage 4

School-Age - 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.
Swimmer must be able to swim full lengths of the pool independently on their front and on their back.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
School-Age: Stage 4 - AQ650 Monday 4:10pm AQ650 Mon/04:10 PM - 04:40 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 4 - AQ651 Wednesday 3:00pm AQ651 Wed/03:00 PM - 03:30 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 4 - AQ652 Thursday 3:00pm AQ652 Thu/03:00 PM - 03:30 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 4 - AQ653 Thursday 3:40pm AQ653 Thu/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 4 - AQ654 Friday 3:30pm AQ654 Fri/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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School-Age: Stage 5

School-Age - Stage 5: Stroke Development
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.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
School-Age: Stage 5 - AQ700 Tuesday 3:10pm AQ700 Tue/03:10 PM - 03:40 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 5 - AQ701 Wednesday 2:20pm AQ701 Wed/02:20 PM - 02:50 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 5 - AQ702 Wednesday 4:20pm AQ702 Wed/04:20 PM - 04:50 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 5 - AQ703 Friday 3:30pm AQ703 Fri/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 5 - AQ704 Saturday 10:20am AQ704 Sat/10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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School-Age: Stage 6

School-Age - Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

This stage refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
School-Age: Stage 6 - AQ750 Wednesday 3:40pm AQ750 Wed/03:40 PM - 04:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 6 - AQ751 Saturday 10:20am AQ751 Sat/10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 6 - AQ752 Saturday 11:40am AQ752 Sat/11:40 AM - 12:10 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00
School-Age: Stage 6 - AQ753 Saturday 1:15pm AQ753 Sat/01:15 PM - 01:45 PM 5 to 13 years Family or Adult $98.00
Youth or Teen $147.00
NonMember $196.00

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