Youth Swim Lessons

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Ages 6 years and up

Youth Swim Lessons encourage students’ self-awareness and self-confidence. Lessons also boost learning and enhance swimming skills, strength and endurance; in turn improving wellness and helping students build social skills. Each level teaches students a new stroke and continues to build and refine skills taught in previous levels.

POLLIWOG 1 (Beginner)

Swimmers are introduced to the water and basic swimming skills are taught.

POLLIWOG 2 (Beginner)

Swimmers are introduced to the back crawl.

GUPPY 1 (Advanced Beginner)

Swimmers are introduced to the elementary backstroke.

GUPPY 2 (Advanced Beginner)

Swimmers are introduced to the breaststroke.

MINNOW (Intermediate)

Swimmers are introduced to the sidestroke.

FISH (Intermediate)

Swimmers are introduced to the butterfly.

FLYING FISH (Advanced)

Swimmers increase endurance and refine all strokes.

SHARK (Advanced) - West Washington Branch Only

Swimmers increase endurance for all strokes and learn survival techniques and fitness swimming.


The skills taught in Youth Swim Lessons center around five main components:

  • Personal Safety:
    Students learn to be safety conscious in and around water.
    The information forms the basis of accident prevention.
    Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety are taught.
  • Personal Growth:
    In learning new skills students build self-esteem.
    They also learn the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety.
  • Stroke Development:
    Students are taught through stroke techniques.
    Paddling skills, treading, floating, basic rescue skills
    and safety using lifejackets are among those taught.
  • Water Games:
    Games are used to enhance skills learned.
    Retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball are examples
    of what is taught.
  • Rescue:
    Students learn safety techniques – knowing when to yell for help,
    being able to go to an adult for assistance, reaching and throwing assists.

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

West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262 247 1029
(E)

Jenna Stine - Aquatics Director Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Jenna Stine
Aquatics Director
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262 268 9622 ext. 3410
(E)

Nathan Krebs - Assistant Aquatics Director West Washington, West Bend KMYMCA
Nathan Krebs
Assistant Aquatics Director

West Washington Branch
West Bend
(P) 262 247 1011
(E)

Casey Cebulski - Aquatics Coordinator Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Casey Cebulski
Aquatics Coordinator
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch
Port Washington/Saukville
(P) 262 268 9622 ext. 3432
(E)