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.
In this water acclimation parent-child swim lesson, parents and swim instructors prepare swimmers for independence and skill development. Participants learn all aspects of water safety, appropriate class behavior, listening skills, and independence in the water. Swimmers will practice bobs, proper water exit, jump into water over their head, push off the bottom, turn, and grab the side of the pool (jump-push-turn-grab), front & back float, and swim-float-swim. Parents will participate, but the swim class focuses on preparing children for swim independence.