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 provides swim stroke development and is for the school-age swimmer who has advanced out of Stage 4 school-age swim lessons or has completed a swim evaluation.  Swimmers are refining freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary backstroke. To advance, children must master the following swim skill benchmarks: tread water using 2 different kicks for 90 seconds; breaststroke and butterfly for 25 yards each; and swim for 50 yards with any combination of swim strokes.