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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

 

 


 Focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatics skills

 
 
Age Day Time
Parent/Child Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 am
6 month - 36 months Wednesday 5:10 pm   - 5:40 pm
  Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  Saturday 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
  Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 am
 

 Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Tuesday  4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Tuesday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Friday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 am Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
  11:10 am - 11:40 am   11:45 am - 12:15 pm
  1:30 pm - 2:00 pm    
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 am Sunday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
  12:20 pm - 12:50 pm   2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
 

 Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
      5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Tuesday  4:35 pm - 5:05 pm Tuesday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm    
Friday 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Friday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
  5:10 pm - 5:40 pm    
Saturday 11:10 am - 11:40 am Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
  1:30 pm - 2:00 pm   11:45 am - 12:15 pm
      2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 am Sunday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
  12:20 pm - 12:50 pm   2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
 

 Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than previous stages
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Monday 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Tuesday  6:05 pm - 6:35 pm Tuesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Wednesday  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wednesday 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Friday 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Friday 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Saturday 11:10 am - 11:40 am Saturday 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
  12:20 pm - 12:50 pm   2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
  1:30 pm - 2:00 pm    
Sunday 11:10 am - 11:40 am Sunday 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
  1:30 pm - 2:00 pm    
 

 Introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water
 
 
Pre school (3-5 yrs)   School Age (6-12 yrs)  
Day Time Day Time
Monday 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Monday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Wednesday  5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Friday 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Saturday 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Saturday 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
  2:05 pm - 2:35 pm    
Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
 
 

 Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and side stroke
 
 
Age Day Time

School Age (6-12 yrs)

Monday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
  Saturday 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
  Sunday 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
 
 

 

 



  Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle
Age Day Time

School Age (6-12 yrs)

Monday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
  Saturday 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
  Sunday 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
 
 

 

 

 

 Separated by skill levels provides a comfortable atmosphere for teens and adults to practice their swim abilities
 
 
Level 1&2   Level 3&4  
Day Time Day Time
Wednesday 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Wednesday 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Saturday  10:00 am - 10:30 am Saturday  10:35 am - 11:05 am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPRING 1 SESSION : MARCH 2ND - MAY 3RD
ONCE A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 17TH FOR MEMBERS - FEBRUARY 24TH FOR NON-MEMBERS

Family Membership Fee: $100 Youth Membership Fee: $135 Non-Member Fee: $205

 

CLICK HERE for registration form - Spring 1 2020
CLICK HERE for online registration

 


 

SWIM CLASS FAQ

How do I know what stage my child is at?

Please click here for a YMCA Lesson Selector - If you need further assistance, please call the Aquatics Department. Or set up a FREE evaluation with our Aquatics Department.

When can I sign up for group swim lessons? 

Registration for classes generally opens 2 weeks before the session starts for members and 1 week for non-members. There is no rollover registration. All classes have limited availability, so make sure to register ASAP.

What is the make-up policy?

We do offer one make-up lesson during a session. To qualify for a make-up lesson, you must call or email to cancel before your scheduled lesson. Make-ups will be scheduled during Fridays and Sundays starting the third week of the session until the seventh week of the session. Missed make-up lessons cannot be made up. Please submit the Swim Lesson Make Up Policy form to Lisa Tkach, Assistant Aquatic's Director to LTkach@rocklandymca.org or call at 845 643 3052

What if I’m sick/have to cancel?

Children who have been ill should be kept at home. This is in the best interest of their health as well as the health of other class participants and the instructor. Unfortunately, non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund. 

What is the instructor-to-student ratio?

Swim starters class is 1:12

Pre-school class 1:5

School Age class 1:6

Where can I watch swim lessons?

We pick the students up in the lobby and there are tv monitors so you can watch your kids in both the shallow and deep end.

Where can I change my child?

If you and your child are the same sex, or the child is under the age of 5, you can use the according locker rooms. There is also a family changing room in the lobby for ages 5+ and/or different sex.

 
 

 For more information contact:

James Mullen, Aquatics Director 845 643 3057 JMullen@rocklandymca.org Fax 845 643 3009

Lisa Tkach, Assistant Aquatics Director 845 643 3052 LTkach@rocklandymca.org Fax 845 643 3008