Swim Lessons - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Swim Lessons

No matter what your age, YMCA swim lessons will build internal strength and positive values that guide choices and decisions, all while having fun in the water. Both youth and adults gain a tremendous sense of self-worth when they learn swim and improve aquatic skills. The YMCA wants to help everyone learn water safety and confidence in their swimming ability. To give each child ample attention, we limit our pre-school swim lessons (any level) to a 5:1 participant to instructor ratio and we limit our school-age swim lessons (any level) to a 6:1 ratio.

SWIM STARTERS

In Swim Starter classes, parents* and children learn together. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

*We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.

Water Discovery
This stage introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Parents are required to be in the water during this class.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
Dunigan Oct 10 – Dec 3

Th
10:45AM – 11:15AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
Oct 10 – Dec 3
Sa
9:00AM – 9:30AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Water Exploration
In this stage, children focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and basic safety and aquatic skills. Parents are required to be in the water during this class.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
Dunigan
Oct 10 – Dec 3
Th
10:45AM – 11:15AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan
Oct 10 – Dec 3
Sa
9:00AM – 9:30AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

SWIM BASICS

In Swim Basics level classes, students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
1: Water Acclimation
This class increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces bask self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Participants will learn to submerge (bob independently), front glide to wall (assisted), water exit (independently), jump, push, turn, grab sequence (assisted), back float (assisted), roll (assisted), front float (assisted), back glide at wall (assisted), and learn the swim, float, swim sequence.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Tu 5:15 – 6:15 PM $45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 9:30 – 10:15 AM $45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 10:30 – 11:15 AM $45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM $45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 9:45 – 10:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 10:25 – 10:55 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
2: Water Movement
This class is encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Participants will learn to submerge (look at object at bottom), front glide 10 ft, water exit (independently), jump, push, turn, grab sequence, back float for 20 seconds, roll, front float for 20 seconds, back glide 10 ft, tread water for 10 seconds, and learn the swim, float, swim sequence for 5 yards.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Tu 5:15 – 6:00PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 9:30 – 10:15AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 10:30 – 11:15AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 9:45 – 10:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 10:25 – 10:55 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
3: Water Stamina
This class develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Participants will learn to submerge (retrieve object from bottom), swim on front for 15 yards, water exit (independently), learn jump, push, turn, grab sequence for 10 yards, swim on back for 15 yards, roll, tread water for 1 minute, and learn the swim, float, swim sequence for 25 yards.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Tu 5:15 – 6:00PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 10:30 – 11:15AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent Oct 24 – Dec 3 Sa 11:20 AM – 12:05 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:00 – 5:30 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 5:40 – 6:10 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 9:45 – 10:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 10:25 – 10:55 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

SWIM STROKES

In Swim Strokes level classes, students will master the fundamentals, learn additional water safety skills, build stroke technique, develop skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

4: Stroke Introduction
This class introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 25 yards, front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards, back crawl for 15 yards, diving from sitting position, resting stroke (elementary backstroke), tread water using scissoring and whip kick, breaststroke with kick for 15 yards, and butterfly with kick for 15 yards.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent
Oct 24 – Dec 3
Tu
5:15 – 6:00 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
St. Vincent
Oct 24 – Dec 3
Sa
10:30 – 11:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
5: Stroke Development
This class introduces breastroke and butterfly while reinforcing water safety with treading water and sidestroke. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 50 yards, front crawl with bent arm recovery for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, diving from kneeling position, resting stroke (sidestroke), tread water using scissoring and whip kick for 2 minutes, breaststroke for 25 yards, and butterfly with simultaneous arm action & kick for 15 yards.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent
Oct 24 – Dec 3
Sa
9:30 – 10:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
6: Stroke Mechanics
This class introduces refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Participants will learn endurance through any combination of strokes for 150 yards, front crawl with flip turn for 50 yards, back crawl with pull & flip turn for 50 yards, diving from standing position, resting stroke (elementary backstroke or sidestroke) for 50 yards, tread water for 1 minute and retrieving object from bottom, breaststroke with open turn for 50 yards, and butterfly for 25 yards.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAY:
TIME:
FEE:
St. Vincent
Oct 24 – Dec 3
Sa
9:30 – 10:15 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 M 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 W 6:20 – 6:50 PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session
Dunigan Oct 10- Dec 3 Sa 11:05 – 11:35 AM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

ADULT/TEEN SWIM

It’s never too late to learn to swim! We offer 6-week adult swim lessons for ages 14 years old and up. Our trained aquatics staff will teach you how to learn to float, acquire safety skills, or become a proficient lap swimmer.

Adult/Teen Swim Lessons
LOCATION:
SESSION:
DAYS:
TIME:
FEES*:
Dunigan
August 8- Oct 8 (No lessons Sept 3-9)
Th
6:00PM – 6:30PM
$45 (YM) / $75 (NM) per session

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are arranged based around your needs and schedule, making it a great opportunity for those learning how to swim, improving or mastering swim skills, or those wanting to make the transition to competitive swimming. Each lesson is 1/2 hour.

Package Options
PACKAGES:
FEES*:
Private – 1/2 Hr Single Lesson
$17 (YM) / $25 (NM)
Private – 6 Lessons
$96 (YM) / $144 (NM)
Private – Buy 12, Get 1 FREE
$192 (YM) / $288 (NM)

*Private PLUS lessons are available for small groups. Private PLUS lessons can have up to 3 participants, of similar skill level. Choose which private lesson package you would like. Then an additional fee of $10 (YM)/$15(NM) for each additional participant will be added to the base rate of the package.

Example: I would like my three children to have 6 private lesson.
Private lesson 6 package $96 (YM)
+ Child #2 $60 (YM)
+ Child #3 $60 (YM)
TOTAL $216 (YM)

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All private and Private PLUS lessons are available at either the St. Vincent or Dunigan location.

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*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.