swim lessons

SWIM LESSONS

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids


Nurturing skills and building confidence in the water.

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.

Lessons will be taught in a lifeguarded, outdoor pool on the main campus of the Greater Naples YMCA.

Fall Session Now Enrolling!


GROUP & PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Check out our class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule.

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+ Swim Starters Swim Program (Parent & Child)

Ages 6 months – 2 years

In Swim Starters, infants and toddlers are accompanied by their parents as they learn to be comfortable in the water.

The focus of this class for children will be to develop swim readiness skills through fun, confidence-building experiences. Parents will also be taught about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. To maximize safety, lifeguards are always on the pool deck during lessons.


Lesson Details

Lesson Duration: 30 minutes per lesson

Pricing: YMCA Member: $100.00  //  Non-member: $125.00

Schedule: Saturdays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (30 minutes)

Registration: TBA

+ Swim Basics Swim Program (3-5)

Ages 3 – 5 years

In Swim Basics, students learn more about personal water safety.

The focus of this class is to achieve basic swimming competency by mastering two benchmark skills. The first is swim-float-swim, where students will successfully sequence from a front glide and roll to a back float and roll, do another front glide, then exit. The second benchmark is jump-push-turn-grab. The student’s developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress. To maximize safety, lifeguards are always on the pool deck during lessons.


Lesson Details

Lesson Duration: 30 minutes per lesson

Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:6

Pricing:

  • Weekday Option (8 total classes): YMCA Member: $190.00  //  Non-member: $264.00
  • Saturday Option (4 total classes): YMCA Member: $100.00  //  Non-member: $135.00

Schedule 1: Monday/Wednesday (Oct 18 - Nov 10) from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm (30 minutes)


Schedule 2: Monday/Wednesday (Oct 25 - Nov 17) from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm (30 minutes)


Schedule 2: Saturdays (Oct 16 - Nov 06) from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (30 minutes)

+ Swim Strokes Program (6-8)

Ages 6 - 8 years

In Swim Strokes, students learn additional water safety skills as well as build on their stroke technique.

Students enrolling in Swim Strokes must be able to swim an entire length of the pool unassisted. Although they’ve mastered the fundamentals, their developmental levels determine which skills we introduce and build on as they progress. Skills developed in Swim Strokes can help prevent chronic diseases, improve social and emotional well-being, increase their cognitive awareness, and foster a lifelong love of physical activity. To maximize safety, lifeguards are always on the pool deck during lessons.


Lesson Details

Lesson Duration: 30 minutes per lesson

Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:6

Pricing: YMCA Member: $190.00  //  Non-member: $264.00

Schedule 1 (ages 6-8 years): Monday/Wednesday (Oct 18 - Nov 10) from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm (30 minutes)

+ Private Swim Lessons (6 Months+)

Ages 6 Months +

Our private swim lessons are designed to help teach water skills and safety.

When you opt for a private lesson, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching from a certified swim instructor who is specially trained in the best safety practices. During your private lesson, you’ll receive all of the instructor’s focus, which can make learning to swim quicker and easier.


Lesson Details

Lesson Dates: Registration is ongoing

Lesson Duration: 30 minutes per lesson

Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:1

Individual Lesson Pricing: YMCA Member: $40.00  //  Non-member: $50.00

8 Lesson Package Pricing: YMCA Member: $270.00  //  Non-member: $390.00

 

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Safety Around Water Initiative

Classes for the Community

Do you know your child's true ability in the water? As a leader in drowning prevention, we are teaming up with Chlorine Chemistry Foundation of American Chemistry Council to teach safety around water lessons.

Over the course of four weeks, non-swimmers ages 6 to 17, will meet on Saturdays to learn:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim” - two skill sets for children to use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Download Resources: Water Safety Facts, Water Safety Tips

Session Dates: October 16 - November 06

Time: Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cost: FREE

REGISTER NOW


QUESTIONS?

For more information on Swim Lessons, please contact us at programs@naplesymca.org.