Youth Swim Lessons

Infant/Toddler ~ 6 months -36 months

Level AB


Monday   5:30-6:00 pm


Preschool ages ~ 3-5 years


Level 1  

No experience necessary. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: SWIM, float 10 feet assisted, jump, push, turn and grab with assistance.

Monday  10:30-11am  & 4:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday  4:30-5:00 pm

 

Level 2

Requirements: Must know Level 1 training & encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 5 yrds unassisted, swim, jump, push, turn and grab unassisted. 

Monday 4:30-5pm

Wednesday 5:30-6pm

 

Level 3 

Requirements: Must know Level 2 training. Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distance than in previous stages. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 15 yds, jump, push, turn and grab 10 yds. 

Monday 11:00-11:30 am

              5:00-5:30 pm

Wednesday 4:00-4:30 pm

 

Level 4

Requirements: Must know Level 3 requirements & swim 25 yards using multiple strokes. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and reinforces water safety through treading water. 

 

Monday 5-5:30pm

Wednesday 4:30-5pm

 

School Age

6 years and up


 Level 1

No experience necessary. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: SWIM, float 10 feet assisted, jump, push, turn and grab with assistance.

Monday 4:30-5:00 pm & 5:30-6pm
Wednesday  5:00-5:30 pm

 Level 2

Requirements: Must know swim, float, swim 10 feet & encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 5 yrds unassisted, swim, jump, push, turn and grab unassisted. 


Monday 4:30-5:00 pm 

Wednesday 4:00-4:30pm


 Level 3

 Requirements: Must know Level 2 training. Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distance than in previous stages. Children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float 15 yds, jump, push, turn and grab 10 yds. 


Monday 5:30-6pm

Wednesday 5:00-5:30 pm


 Level 4

Requirements: Must know Level 3 requirements & swim 25 yards using multiple strokes. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and reinforces water safety through treading water. 

Monday 4:00-4:30.


 Level 5

Requirements:  Must know Level 4 requirements & swim 50 yards using multiple strokes. Introduces breaststroke, butterfly and reinforces water safety though treading water and sidestroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, children learn additional water safety skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity. 


Wednesday 4:30-5:00 pm

 

Level 6

Requirements: Must have completed all the skills though level 5 and be ready for more advanced safety skills. 

Wednesday 5:30-6pm

 

GEARY FAMILY YMCA
154 W. CENTER ST.
FOSTORIA, OH 44830
419-435-6608