Parent/Child Swim Lessons

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Ages 6 months through 5 years

Parents are given guidance on how to develop their children’s abilities and how to protect their children from harm in, on, and around the water; children are given the chance to explore a new environment and build skills that add to their self-confidence. Both benefit from taking part in an experience that lets them learn and have fun together in the water. Kids who are in diapers should wear a swim diaper into the pool.

Parent/Child - Feith Family Ozaukee Branch Only

Ages 6 - 36 months

Swimmers will be acclimated to the water environment. Child will learn to kick, paddle, blow bubbles and submerge, using games, songs and instructional tools.

SHRIMP/KIPPER

Ages 6 - 18 months

Swimmers will be acclimated to the water through the use of songs and games. They will work on blowing bubbles, kicking their legs, submerging and paddling their arms. Parents will be taught how to hold children properly in water & learn some basic water safety tips.

INIA/PERCH

Ages 19 - 36 months

Swimmers will start using more instructional equipment in the water to build on their skills such as kicking and paddling. Through songs and games, students will also work on floating, gliding and jumping in. Instructors will review some water safety tips for parents and children.

PIKE WITH PARENT

Ages 3 - 5 years

Parents are in the water for the first few lessons, as determined by the instructor. Swimmers will work on Pike level skills.


The skills taught in the Parent/Child Swim Lessons center around
five main components:

  • Personal safety:
    Activities that help increase awareness of personal safety issues
    for both the child and the family, including boating safety.
  • Personal growth:
    Activities that help the child and the family grow in
    spirit, mind, and body, including character development.
  • Stroke development:
    Activities that help develop swimming abilities so participants
    can move in the water safely.
  • Water sports and games:
    Activities that help develop an appreciation of aquatic activities
    that may last a lifetime, including age-appropriate games and songs.
  • Rescue:
    Activities that build awareness of how to help others in aquatic emergencies.

Samantha Cardarelle - Aquatics Director West Washington, West Bend
Samantha Cardarelle
Aquatics Director

West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262-247-1029
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Jenna Stine - Aquatics Director Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Jenna Stine
Aquatics Director
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262-235-9611
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Kay Chanda Aquatics Coordinator West Bend YMCA
Kay Chanda
Aquatics Coordinator
West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262-247-1011
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Casey Cebulski - Aquatics Coordinator Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Casey Cebulski
Aquatics Coordinator
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262-235-9612
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