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Come learn everything aquatic! The Y Progressive Aquatic Program is perfect for children to learn water skills in each of the five following areas:
  • Stroke Development
  • Water Safety
  • Rescue Skills
  • Water Sports and Games
  • Personal Growth
Lesson groups are determined by the swimmer's current ability. Call your local Y to schedule a skill evaluation if your child has not had lessons in the past 6 months.

Stage A Water Discovery (6-36 MO)

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.

Stage B Water Discovery (6-36 MO)

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Accompanied by a parent, toddlers build upon comfort level by basic stroke introduction - front crawl, back and front float, entering and exiting safely, etc.

Stages 1&2 Water Acclimation & Movement

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduced basic self rescue skills, basic stroke concepts, performed with assistance. Encourages forward movement in water such as front crawl, backstroke, front and back float. Basic self-rescue skills are performed independently.

Stages 3&4 Water Stamina & Stroke Development

Develops intermediate self rescue skills performed at longer distances. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, as well as reinforces water safety through elementary backstroke, whip kick, and treading.

Stages 5&6 Stroke Development and Mechanics

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly, sidestroke, diving, etc. Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, turns, starts and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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