YMCA of Greater Louisville

Northeast Family YMCA

9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223502 425 1271

SWIM LESSONS

Learning to swim is a life skill as well as great exercise and lots of fun. We offer swim lessons for all ages, from infants all the way through to adults so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

2014 SWIM SESSIONS

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

Session Date Registration Deadline
Winter 2014 Session 3 March 3-March 26 February 26
Winter 2014 Session 4 April 7-April 30 April 2
Winter 2014 Session 5* May 5-May 28 April 30
Summer 2014 Session 1 June 2-June 25 May 28
Summer 2014 Session 2 June 30-July 23 June 25
Summer 2014 Session 3 July 28-August 20 July 23
Summer 2014 Session 4 August 25-September 17 August 20
*NO CLASS 5/25

TUESDAY & THURSDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter 2014 Session 3 March 4-March 27 February 26
Winter 2014 Session 4 April 8-May 1 April 2
Winter 2014 Session 5 May 6-May 29 April 30
Summer 2014 Session 1 June 3-June 26 May 28
Summer 2014 Session 2 July 1-July 24 June 25
Summer 2014 Session 3 July 29-August 20 July 23
Summer 2014 Session 4 August 26-September 18 August 20

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter 2014 Session 2 February 22-March 29 February 18
Winter 2014 Session 3* April 5-May 17 April 1
Summer 2014 Session 1 May 24-June 28 May 21
Summer 2014 Session 2 July 5-August 9 July 2
Summer 2014 Session 3 August 16-September 20 August 13
*NO CLASS 5/3

PARENT-CHILD SWIM LESSONS

Ages 6 months-3 year
Class ratio 1:10
Introduces children to the water using group activities and games that emphasize basic movement in the water: kicking, arm movements and breath control. One adult must be in the water with each child at all times. Children must wear swim diapers under their swimsuit.

Diaper Dip

Ages 6-17 months
A positive first experience in the water that encourages a bond of trust between adult and child, and teaches adults how to supervise and guide a child in the water.

Super Tots

Ages 18 months-3 years
For the child ready to learn elementary swimming skills but not old enough to take classes on their own.

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

Ages 3-5 years
Class ratio 1:4
Designed to help children progress and build elementary swimming and safety skills. Children are placed with instructors based on their skill levels.

PIKE

A beginning class for children who have never been in the water or are fearful of water. Students require an IFD (Instructional Flotation Device- float belt, bar bell or kick board) and/or assistance from the instructor at all times.

EEL

Students are more confident in the water, but are still considered beginners. Students still require assistance from an IFD and/or instructor but are able to swim longer distances.

RAY

This intermediate preschool class is for students who are becoming less dependent on their IFDs and instructor assistance. Students begin working on rhythmic breathing and front and back arm-alternating paddles that closely resemble the front and back crawls.

STARFISH

The most advanced preschool class. Students are very comfortable in the water and require little assistance from an IFD. Students strokes should look more and more like front crawl, backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke.

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

Ages 6-12 years
Class ratio 1:6
YMCA swim programs for the school-aged youth stress endurance, personal safety, skill development and lifesaving techniques. Skills are assessed and children are placed with instructors in the appropriate groups.

Polliwog

A beginning class for swimmers who have never been in the water or may be uncomfortable around the water. Students in this level require assistance from an IFD (Instructional Flotation Device) or swim instructor at all times.

Guppy

Students begin to refine their personal safety skills and strokes to become more efficient as they increase their endurance and overall fitness level. Students in this level are slowly being introduced to deeper water and are gradually increasing their independence.

Minnow

The third level, in which the students perfect the front crawl and backstroke and are introduced to the breaststroke.

Fish

This level is an intermediate class in which students refine their floating, treading and IFD skills and are introduced to new skills such as the butterfly stroke and competitive starts and turns.

FLYING FISH & SHARK

Ages 6-12
Class Ratio 1:8
The top two levels of the youth swim lesson program, the student focuses on competitive swimming skills and increasing overall endurance. At the completion of these levels, students are able to swim the front crawl, breaststroke and back stroke with the proper flip turns for a minimum of 100 yards, swim butterfly for 25 yards and swim a 200 yard individual medley (50 yards of butterfly, 50 yards of backstroke, 50 yards of breaststroke and 50 yards of freestyle) with the proper starts and turns.

Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25m in breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke without stopping.

TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB

All practices are held at the Northeast Family YMCA. Tsunami Swim Club belongs in the K.I.Y.S.A. league and will have a swim meet once a month. Contact David Robinson at 329.4791 for more information. Parent orientation will be in August. Please check with the front desk for more details.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes- Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle 25 yards. 5 and 6 year olds must be able to swim Backstroke and Freestyle 25 yards. Golds have time prerequisites.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Ages 13+ years
Adult swim lesson participants range from the true beginner to advanced swimmers. Participants are grouped by skill level and classes are designed to fit student goals.
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