PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

SWIM BASICS

Swim Basics, for ages 3-5, are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety and basic swimming skills, focusing on swimming to safety. 

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. In water acclimation, swimmers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the participant’s future progress in swimming.

Stage 2: Water Movement

In this class, swimmers are taught skills that focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also reinforcing how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3: Water Stamina

In the class, swimmers focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, students learn how to swim to safety.

SWIM STROKES

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.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety.

Stages 5-6 begin with age 5 in our School Age category.

WINTER/SPRING SWIM LESSONS

Registration closes three days prior to the lesson start date to give us time to coordinate instructors/ratios. If you would like to sign up for lessons after registration closes, call the Aquatics Department to see if space is available. 

Lessons at the Arapahoe Y

Sundays
Stages 1 & 2: 10:00-10:30am
Stages 3 & 4: 10:40-11:10am

  • Jan 6-Feb 24
  • March 3-April 28 (no class April 21)

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Stages 1 & 2: 4:00-4:30pm
Stages 3 & 4: 4:40-5:10pm

  • Jan 8-31
  • Feb 5-28
  • March 5-21*
  • April 2-25

Fee
Member: $60/*$45
Non-member: $76/*$57

Saturdays
Stages 1 & 2: 10:00-10:30am
Stages 3 & 4: 10:40-11:10am

  • Jan 5-Feb 26
  • March 2-April 27 (no class March 30)

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Register

Lessons at the Longmont Y

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Stages 1 & 2: 5:00-5:30pm
Stages 3 & 4: 5:40-6:10pm

  • Jan 8-31
  • Feb 5-28
  • March 5-21*
  • April 2-25
  • April 30-May 23

Fee
Member: $60/*$45
Non-member: $76/*$57

Saturdays
Stages 1 & 2: 9:00-9:30am
Stages 3 & 4: 9:40-10:10am

  • Jan 5-Feb 23
  • March 2-April 27 (No class March 30)

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Register

Lessons at the Mapleton Y

Sundays
Stages 1 & 2: 10:40-11:10am
Stages 3 & 4: 11:20-11:50am

  • Jan 13-March 3
  • March 10-May 5

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Mondays and Wednesdays
Stages 1 & 2: 4:00-4:30pm
Stages 3 & 4: 4:40-5:10pm

  • Jan 14-30*
  • Feb 4-27
  • March 4-20*
  • April 1-24
  • April 29-May 22

Fee
Member: $60/*$76
Non-member: $45/*$57

Saturdays
Stages 1 & 2: 9:00-9:30am
Stages 3 & 4: 9:40-10:10am

  • Jan 12-March 2
  • March 9-May 4

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Register

Not sure which lessons to sign up for? Use our lesson flow chart to help you decide.

Swim Lesson Flow Chart

Aquatics: Arapahoe Y

303-443-4474 ext. 3500
ArapahoeAquatics@ymcabv.org

Aquatics: Ed & Ruth Lehman Y

303-443-4474 ext. 5500
LongmontAquatics@ymcabv.org

Aquatics: Mapleton Y

303-443-4474 ext. 2501
MapletonAquatics@ymcabv.org