Preschool Swim Lessons

The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers preschool swim lesson levels for children between the ages of 3-5 years. We help children build elementary swimming skills while teaching them safety along the way. Children are placed with our trained instructors based on their skill levels. Our skill levels have recently changed; please refer to the chart below.


Water AcclimationIncreases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistancePIKE
Water MovementEncourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independentlyEEL
Water StaminaDevelops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stagesRAY
Stroke IntroductionDevelop stroke technique in front crawl and learn breaststroke & butterfly kickSTARFISH

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