YMCA of Greater Louisville

Northeast Family YMCA

9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223502 425 1271
  • Monday — Friday 5:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7:00AM - 7:00PM

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.

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 reduced member rates on our group swim lessons.

*Priority registration given to YMCA of Greater Louisville members.

MONDAY SESSIONS

Session Start Date
Summer Session I June 6
Summer Session II July 25

TUESDAY SESSIONS

Session Start Date
Summer Session I June 7
Summer Session II July 26

WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

Session Start Date
Summer Session I June 8
Summer Session II July 27

THURSDAY SESSIONS

Session Start Date
Summer Session I June 9
Summer Session II July 28

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Session Start Date
Summer Session I June 11
Summer Session II July 30

*All swim lessons sessions last for 6 weeks, and each class meets for 40 minutes.

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.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Ages 3+ years
Private swim lessons are available at the Northeast Family YMCA. Participants will meet one-on-one with an instructor to tailor lessons to meet your specific goals and needs. Private swim lessons are scheduled to meet once a week for 6 weeks.

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