GREATER JOHNSTOWN COMMUNITY YMCA

100 Haynes Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 814.535.8381

SCHOOL AGE (5 - 12 yrs.) SWIM LESSONS

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
2 8-week sessions
     Session 1: 9/5 – 10/27    Session 2:  10/31 – 12/23

Please note what level of class is being taught and what level would be best for your child at the beginning of the sessions.

o We suggest you sign-up early!  A minimum of 3 is required to run the class.

o We ask parents to please stay in the lobby or hall bleacher area during lessons; our instructors are trained and certified.  Trust us to guide your child into the aquatic environment by teaching safety, swimming skills and fun.

o All lessons are for 1 class per week.  You may sign up for and pay for more than 1 class per week.


SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS– Ages 5 to12 years

Swim Strokes:  Stages 1 - 6

1 Water Acclimation- Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces
  basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

2 Water Movement- Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue
   skills performed with assistance.

3 Water Stamina- Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer
   distances than in previous stages.

4 Stroke Introduction- Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back
   crawl and reinforces safety through treading.


Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 1.) Swim, float, swim – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. 2.) Jump, push, turn, grab.


Students will also start to learn the basics of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and treading water.

5 Stroke Development- Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety
   through treading water and sidestroke.

6 Stroke Mechanics- Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and
   encourage swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Tuesday 7:00 – 7:45 pm or Thursday 7:00 – 7:45 pm or Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 am

Members $37 / Non-members $74          

 

 

Hours of Operation

M-F: 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM

SAT: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

SUN: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

(N0 admittance 15 minutes prior to close.)