Youth Swim Lessons
The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers youth swim lessons for children ages 6-12 years. For our older swimmers, we focus on endurance, pool and personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques. Did you know 37% of adult Americans can’t swim? Starting swim lessons young can lower this percentage. Swimming for ages 6-12 lowers the risk of drowning, builds whole-body strength, and can even help their school grades! Swimming is something your child can do at any age; swim lessons at the Y can start them off right, whether in a team or individual environment.
Our skill levels have recently changed; please refer to the chart below.
|CLASS NAME||SKILLS DEVELOPED||PREVIOUS LEVEL NAME|
|Water Acclimation||Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance||POLLIWOG|
|Water Movement||Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently||GUPPY|
|Water Stamina||Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages||MINNOW|
|Stroke Introduction||Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke||FISH|
|Stroke Development||Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke||FLYING FISH|
|Stroke Mechanics||Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle||SHARK|