Indian Valley Family YMCA

Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics Classes Offered at Indian Valley Family 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. 

 
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Parent and Child/Water Exploration

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Parent Child/Water Exploration: This class, designed for children ages 2 to 3, adapts basic swimming skills to your child's developmental level including, body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatics skills.  One adult must be in the water with their child for a portion of the class.

 
 

Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 years)

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5. Preschool Beginner Swim Lessons ( Ages 3 - 5 )

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Participants at the Pike or Eel swim levels will concentrate on becoming more comfortable in the water, getting their face wet, blowing bubbles, floating on their fronts and backs with assistance, and working with lesson equipment independently.  Participants at the Eel swim level may be able to swim more independently, can get their face wet, and will work on continuing to improve glides, arm movements, kicking, and safety in and around water.  Participants will be swim tested the first day and then placed in a class that meets their needs. The instructors are all trained for these levels.
 
 

Swim Lessons - Semi-Private & Private

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Private Swim Lessons

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Private lessons allow for accelerated learning due to the one-on-one student-to-teacher ratio.
 
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

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This class is meant for 2 - 4 participants of similar skill level and age. Perfect for siblings or friends who want to learn together.
 
 

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

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School Age Swim Ages 6 -14 years

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Participants will be swim tested the first day and then placed in a class that meets their needs. The instructors are all trained for these levels.

 
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Swim Buddies ( Ages 5 - 14)

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Swim Buddies is an adaptive swim lesson program specially modified for children ages 5-13 years old that have behavioral, developmental, or physical.  Lessons include water acclimation, instruction on floating, stroke development, as well as water safety. 
 
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Teen Swim Lessons

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Students will develop comfort in the water. They will learn how to swim-float-swim, front glides, back floats, and exits. Students will also work on jump, push, turn, grab. 
 
 

Swim Team and Clinics - Indian Valley

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2017 College/High School Preseason Training

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The Indian Valley YMCA Breakers Swim Team is hosting a preseason training program for college and high school swimmers.  Get ready for your fall/winter season.  Be trained by the Breakers experienced coaching staff.  Swim outdoors in the summer sun.

Location: Ellington Ridge Country Club, 56 Abbott Rd, Ellington, CT 06029

Dates: Monday, July 31 to Saturday, August 26

Times: Monday through Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Cost: $200

 Registration Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017

Maximum Enrollment: 36 athletes. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.

 
 
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