A young girl wearing goggles and purple-polka-dot swim suit holds her breath while learning to swim with her face in the water.

Swim Lessons – Newport News YMCA

SWIMMING IS A LIFE-SKILL EVERYONE SHOULD MASTER

THE LATEST INNOVATION IN SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTION IS HERE!

YMCA swim lessons focus on keeping kids safe in and around the water. Swim lesson stages emphasize the true progression of swimming with a sense of achievement throughout the stages. They accommodate students’ varying abilities and help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Our approach allows advanced swimmers to flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. The results are more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

of swimming with a sense of achievement throughout the stages.

This update allows us to keep doing what we’ve been doing great and build upon it to really make us better as the leading provider of aquatics in our community.

The new YMCA Swim Lessons accommodate students’ varying abilities and help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Our new approach allows advanced swimmers to flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. The results are more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons.

  1. Parent/Child Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months to 3 years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents, and how to plan for emergencies.
  2. Preschool and Youth Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
  3. Youth, Teen & Adult Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school-age, teens and adults). 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.

We offer two, four, and eight-week sessions for people of all ages. Visit our Swim page for additional information about which lesson is right for you or your child and to register online.

Call the Tom and Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA at (757) 245-0047 with your questions.





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