Pre-School Aquatics

Important Information

Families who register their child in an infant or pre-school swim class may register for a second swim class for the same child/ same session and receive a 30% discount for the second class! The 30% discount applies to “non-prime time” classes held weekdays between 10am – 2pm. For more information contact Amy D’Andrea at (203) 655-8228 ext. 1307.

New Aquatics Makeup Policy: Starting Fall 2016, the Aquatics Department will provide up to 2 makeup classes per session per participant for any missed classes. This applies to any class missed due to personal reasons or illness. No additional credits will be issued. Makeups will be provided during our session break week and will not necessarily be offered at the exact day and time as your current class. Participants may attend two of the provided makeups. Contact Amy D’Andrea to schedule your makeup.  Extended illness will require doctor’s note and result in online credit. Pool closure/ weather cancellations will be made up as usual.

About Pre-School Swim Program

The Pre-School Swim Program is for potty-trained children from 2 years & 9 months old to Kindergarten. Levels are based on specific skills, rather than age. If you are new to the YMCA Swimming Program, and wish to register above the Pike level, please call Amy D’Andrea at 655-8228 ext. 1307 or Jim Matthews ext. 1332.


Spring 2017

Session Dates:  March 13, 2017 – June 18, 2017


Beginner swimming, basic skills taught while using flotation devices when needed. Upon completion of this level students will show comfort in the water, follow pool rules, get their face wet while blowing bubbles and be able to do front/back floats with assistance. Children participating in this level must be potty trained.



Advanced beginner level reinforcing Pike skills. Eels are taught to float independently, flutter kick and paddle stroke. Upon completion of this level students will be able to swim one width of the small pool independently and front/back float with assistance. Children participating in this level must be potty trained.



Students build endurance and learn to tread water as well as improve previous skills. Rays work on rhythmic breathing, backstroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Upon completion of this level, students will be able to swim one length of the small pool with front crawl and backstroke. Children participating in this level must be potty trained.



At this level, children gain endurance and build on Ray skills. They perform front and back crawl and are introduced to more treading water and safety skills. Starfish work lengthwise in the small pool. Children participating in this level must be potty trained.


Private Swim Lessons

One on One private lessons are offered for children and adults who desire special attention and instruction. Depending on the instructor’s availability, we try to accommodate lessons to individual’s schedules.


Spring 2017 Schedules

March 13- June 18



Morning Program Fees: Members $245, Non-Members $350

Monday9:30 - 10:00 AMClass
Monday10:30 - 11:00 AMClassClass
Monday1:30 - 2:00 PMClassClass
Tuesday10:00 - 10:30 AMClassClass
Tuesday2:00 - 2:30 PMClass
Wednesday10:30 - 11:00 AMClassClass
Thursday10:30 - 11:00 AMClass
Thursday2:00 - 2:30 PMClass
Friday10:30 - 11:00 AMClass
Friday2:00 - 2:30 PMClassClass


Program Fees: Members $265, Non-Members $380

Saturday 10:00 - 10:30ClassClassClass
Saturday 10:30 - 11:00ClassClassClass
Saturday 11:00 - 11:30ClassClass
Saturday 11:30 - 12:00ClassClass


Afternoon Program Fees: Members $280, Non-Members $395

Day TimePikeEelRayStarfish
Monday4:15 - 5:00 PMClassClassClassClass
Monday5:00 - 5:45 PMClass
Tuesday4:15 - 5:00 PMClassClassClassClass
Tuesday5:00 - 5:45 PMClass
Wednesday4:15 - 5:00 PMClassClassClassClass
Thursday4:15 - 5:00 PMClassClassClass
Thursday5:00 - 5:45 PMClass
Friday4:15 - 5:00 PMClassClassClass


Swim Evaluation

Not sure which level your child belongs in? Schedule a swim evaluation to determine correct level for your child. Contact Amy D’Andrea at 655-8228 ext. 1307.