FACILITY NOTICE: The Longmont Y pool is closed for maintenance. Wading pool and sauna still open. The Arapahoe Y pool will be closed Nov 10-19 for bubble installation.

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

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

Swim Lesson Flow Chart

SWIM BASICS

Swim Basics, for ages 3 to 5, are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety, basic swimming skills and 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 this 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 at age 5 in our School Age category.

FALL SWIM LESSONS

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

Lessons at the Arapahoe Y

Sundays

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

  • Sept 22-Oct 13
  • Oct 20-Nov 10
  • Dec 1-Dec 22

Fee
Member: $30
Non-member: $38

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Stage 1 & 2: 3:20-3:50pm
Stage 3 & 4: 4:00-4:30pm

  • Aug 27-Sept 26
  • Oct 1-31
  • Dec 3-19*

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

Saturdays

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

  • Sept 21-Oct 12
  • Oct 19-Nov 9
  • Nov 30-Dec 21

Fee
Member: $30
Non-member: $38

Register for Stage 1

Register for Stage 2

Register for Stage 3

Register for Stage 4

Lessons at the Longmont Y

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Stage 1 & 2: 5:00-5:30pm
Stage 3 & 4: 5:40-6:10pm

  • Sept 3-Sept 26
  • Oct 1-Oct 24
  • Oct 29-Nov 21

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Saturdays

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

  • Sept 21-Nov 9
  • Nov 16-Dec 21*

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

Register for Stage 1

Register for Stage 2

Register for Stage 3

Register for Stage 4

Lessons at the Mapleton Y

Sundays

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

  • Sept 8-Oct 27
  • Nov 3-Dec 22

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Monday & Wednesdays

Stage 1 & 2: 4:00-4:30pm
Stage 3 & 4: 4:40-5:10pm

  • Sept 9-Oct 2
  • Oct 7-Oct 30
  • Nov 4-Nov 20*
  • Dec 2-Dec 18*

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

Saturdays

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

  • Sept 7-Oct 26
  • Nov 2-Dec 21 

Fee
Member: $60
Non-member: $76

Register for Stage 1

Register for Stage 2

Register for Stage 3

Register for Stage 4

Aquatics: Arapahoe Y

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

Aquatics: Ed & Ruth Lehman Y

303-443-4474 ext. 5502
LongmontAquatics@ymcabv.org

Aquatics: Mapleton Y

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