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.


As a Northeast Family YMCA member, your kids can enjoy FREE group swim lessons with your family membership*. If you have any questions about the Northeast Y swim lesson program, please contact Adam Johnson, our Senior Aquatics Director, at ajohnson@ymcalouisville.org.

Not a Y member? Become one today, and receive FREE group swim lessons!

*Priority registration given to Northeast Family YMCA members. Fee-based swim lessons are available at other YMCA locations.

MONDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Northeast Y Member
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
Fall Session I Sept 14-Oct 19 June 24 August 24
Fall Session II* Nov 2-Dec 14 June 24 October 26
**No class 11/23

TUESDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Northeast Y Member
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
Fall Session I Sept 15-Oct 20 June 24 August 24
Fall Session II* Nov 3-Dec 15 June 24 October 26
**No class 11/24

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Northeast Y Member
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
Fall Session I Sept 16-Oct 21 June 24 August 24
Fall Session II* Nov 4-Dec 16 June 24 October 26
**No class 11/25

THURSDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Northeast Y Member
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
Fall Session I Sept 17-Oct 22 June 24 August 24
Fall Session II* Nov 5-Dec 17 June 24 October 26
**No class 11/26

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Session Dates Northeast Y Member
Registration Opens
Registration Opens
Fall Session I Sept 9-Oct 24 June 24 August 24
Fall Session II* Nov 7-Dec 19 June 24 October 26
*No class 11/28

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.

BEGINNER

For children who have never been in the water or are fearful of water. Students will learn water adjustment skills, proper body positioning, back floats, jump from the side and more.

INTERMEDIATE

Students are more confident in the water. Students will refine water adjustments skills and proper body positioning. Introduction to elementary back stroke and jump in and swim back on the wall.

ADVANCED

Students will refine front glides and proper balance in the water. Students will learn more advanced freestyle techniques and will be introduced to back craw, breaststroke, diving and treading.

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.

BEGINNER

For children who have never been in the water or are fearful of water. Students will learn water adjustment skills, proper body positioning, back floats, jump from the side and more.

INTERMEDIATE

Students are more confident in the water. Students will refine water adjustments skills and proper body positioning. Introduction to elementary back stroke and jump in and swim back on the wall.

ADVANCED

Students will refine front glides and proper balance in the water. Students will learn more advanced freestyle techniques and will be introduced to back craw, breaststroke, diving and treading.

STROKE

Students in transition from swim lessons to swim team. Students learn to use swimming as a fitness tool and refine skills.

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 the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271 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.

We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.