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 stamina in the water and is for the school-age swimmer who has advanced out of Stage 2 school-age swim lessons or has completed a swim evaluation. Swimmers develop intermediate water self-rescue skills and increase their endurance and distance while mastering freestyle and backstroke. To advance, children must master the following swim skill benchmarks: retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool; swim-float-swim for 15 yards; jump-swim-turn-swim-grab for 10 yards; tread water for 1 minute; and swim freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards each.