Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
(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. In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Stroke Mechanics, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl for two lengths of the pool and do a flip turn
  • Swim breaststroke for two lengths of the pool and do an open turn
  • Swim butterfly for one length of the pool
  • Swim back crawl for one length of the pool and do a flip turn
  • Swim sidestroke or elementary backstroke for two lengths of the pool
  • Dive from a standing position (West Washington Branch only)
  • Tread water for one minute and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool
  • Swim any combination of strokes for six lengths of the pool