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. 

This swim class focuses on water acclimation and is for the beginner preschool swimmer who has advanced out of the parent & child swim classes or has completed a swim evaluation. Participants learn all aspects of water safety, appropriate class behavior, listening skills, and independence in the pool. To advance, children must master the following swim skill benchmarks: 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); float on both front and back for 10 seconds; and swim-float-swim for 10 feet.