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.

Aquatics Makeup Policy:
Summer ONLY 
Due to the short 4 week sessions, only 1 make up class will be allowed on a space available basis.

The Aquatics Department will provide up to 2 make-up 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. Make-ups 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 make-ups. 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.

 

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Session Dates: August 28 – November 19


Pike

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.

 

Eel

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.

 

Ray

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.

 

Starfish

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 is 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.

 

MORNING PRE-SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Morning Program Fees: Members $225, Non-Members $325

DayTimeWater Acclimation
Pike
Water Movement
Eel
Water Stamina
Ray
Monday10:00 - 10:30 am
Class
Class
Tuesday10:00 - 10:30 am
Class
Class
Tuesday2:00 - 2:30 pm
Class
Wednesday10:30 - 11:00 am
Class
Thursday10:30 - 11:00 am
Class
Class
Thursday2:00 - 2:30 pm
Class
Friday10:30 - 11:00 am
Class
Friday2:00 - 2:30 pm
Class
Class

SATURDAY “PRIME TIME” LESSONS 

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

DayTimeWater Acclimation
Pike
Water Movement
Eel
Water Stamina
Ray
Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 am
Class
Class
Class
Saturday 11:30 - 12:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Saturday 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Class

AFTERNOON “PRIME TIME” PRE-SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Afternoon Program Fees: Members $250, Non-Members $360

Day Time
Water Acclimation
Pike
Water Movement
Eel
Water Stamina
Ray
Stroke Introduction
Starfish
Monday4:15-5:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Class
Monday5:00-5:45 pm
Class
Tuesday4:15-5:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Wednesday4:15-5:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Class
Thursday4:15-5:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Class
Friday5:00-5:45 pm
Class
Friday4:15-5:00 pm
Class
Class
Class
Class

 

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.