Swimming

For over 150 years, the YMCA has been offering swim lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities. Each year, more than a million children across the country are taught water safety and swimming skills through the YMCA.

The Sterling-Rock Falls Y offers swim lessons for all ages that are designed to allow the participants to have fun in the water while learning important swimming skills. Swimmers will learn the basic skills that build on one another as the levels increase. They also learn about water safety, water sports, games and rescue.

 

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Package of four, 30-minute, 1-on-1 swim lessons with a certified swim instructor. Ideal for anyone who is fearful of the water, or if your child learns better in a 1-on-1 environment.

Package Fees (4 Lessons)

  • $60 Member
  • $90 Non-Member

NATIONAL SWIM LESSON PROGRAM

Upcoming Sessions (Lessons are held 1 time each week for 6 weeks)

  • Sept 10th – Oct 10th
  • Oct 29th – Dec 14th

Session Fees

  • $38 Member
  • $57 Non-Member

 

PRE-SCHOOL AGES 3-5

PRE-WATER 1 *Formerly Pike – Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills.

  • Tues 5:00-5:30pm
  • Thurs 5:00-5:30pm

PRE-WATER 2 *Formerly Eel – Encourages forward movement in water and begins training in basic self-rescue skills.

  • Tues 5:00-5:30pm
  • Thurs 5:00-5:30pm

PRE-WATER 3 *Formerly Ray – Continue intermediate self-rescue skills and perform longer distances. Swimmers will also work on treading water.

  • Tues 5:30-6:00pm
  • Thurs 5:30-6:00pm

PRE-WATER 4 *Formerly Starfish – Introduces basic strokes technique in front crawl, back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Tues. 5:30-6:00pm
  • Thurs. 5:30-6:00pm

 

SCHOOL AGE KIDS: AGES 6+

WATER 1 *Formerly Polliwog – Increases comfort and underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills.

  • Tues 6:00-6:30pm
  • Thurs 6:00-6:30pm

WATER 2 *Formerly Guppy – Encourages forward movement in water and teaches basic self-rescue skills.

  • Tues 6:00-6:30pm
  • Thurs 6:00-6:30pm

WATER 3 *Formerly Minnow – Develops intermediate self-rescue skills that are performed for longer distances. Skills learned include: roll, tread water for 1 minute and exit independently, and swim 25 yards.

  • Tues 6:30-7:00pm
  • Thurs 6:30-7:00pm

WATER 4 *Formerly Fish – Introduces basic stroke techniques in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water. Skills learned in this level: endurance –any stroke – 25 yards, perfect front and back crawl, survival floating, breastroke/butterfly kicks- 15 yards, treading for 2 minutes.

  • Tues Only 6:30-7:00pm

WATER 5 & 6 *Formerly Flying Fish/Shark – Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and will review all other safety skills that have been taught. Conditioning is a big part of these two levels.

  • Tues Only 6:30-7:00pm

 

ADULT & TEEN SWIM LESSONS (Ages 12+)

This class is designed for teen or adults who what to increase their comfort around the water, learn to swim or improve current ability.

  • Thurs Only 7:00-7:30pm

 

HOMESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

Lessons geared to home school families. Each 30- minute swim lesson is based on water safety, personal safety and stroke development. Uses the National YMCA swim lesson guidelines. Class could be used to meet the PE requirement.

  • Thurs Only 3:00-3:30pm