Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
(Ages 3-12 years)

Small group swim lessons are a great option for participants looking for more individual attention without the cost of private lessons. Maximum capacity for each lesson is 3 people. Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Stroke Introduction, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rhythmic breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Dive from a sitting position (West Washington Branch only)
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for the length of the pool