Swim lessons at Countryside YMCA help children and adults learn basic water skills, improve swimming skills, practice water safety and learn water rescue skills. Of course, we have fun in the process. Swim lessons are progressive and class sizes are small so children and adults get the personalized swim instruction they need to build vital skills and prepare for the next program level.
Homeschool Beginner swim lessons are for children ages 4-8 who have never participated in swim lessons. This beginner swimming class will work on breath control, floating, freestyle and backstroke swimming fundamentals and water safety. A variety of flotation devices and water games will be used to build confidence and strength while maintaining a safe instructional environment in the pool. In order to progress to the intermediate/ advanced swim level, swimmers must demonstrate the ability to jump into water over their head unassisted and swim the length of the instructional pool using correct freestyle and backstroke technique.