West Hartford YMCA

Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics Classes Offered at West Hartford YMCA

Parent/Child Aquatic Lessons (6 months - 3 years)

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Parent and Child/ Water Discovery

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Parent Child/Water Discovery: Children, 6 months to 3 years, will enjoy the many water-readiness activities provided by our YMCA aquatics instructors. This is one of the most important skills every child should master - feeling safe in the water. Children progress from water adjustment to basic skills while working with parents. One adult must be in the water with their child at all times. 

 
 

Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 years)

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Water Acclimation (Level 1)

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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications- None

 
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Water Movement (Level 2)

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In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of fall into a body of water

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

 
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Water Stamina (Level 3)

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In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances.  In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10ft unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15ft unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

 
 

Swim Lessons – Kids to Teens (Ages 6 years and up)

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Water Acclimation (Level 1)

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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications- None

 
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Water Movement (Level 2)

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In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of fall into a body of water.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

 
 
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