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 mechanics and is for the school-age swimmer who has advanced out of Stage 5 school-age swim lessons or has completed a swim evaluation. This swim class refines stroke techniques on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Flip and open turns are introduced. To advance, children must master the following swim skill benchmarks: tread water for 2 minutes; swim freestyle 100 yards, swim backstroke or elementary backstroke 100 yards; swim breaststroke and butterfly for 50 yards each. After completion of this course, swimmers are invited to explore our other aquatic programs to further their swimming careers.