Swim Lessons


We’re here for everyone!

Familiarize yourself with our class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule.

Swim Starters Aquatic Program (8 months - 3 years)

Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. 

Stage Descriptions:

A / Water Discovery  
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

B / Water Exploration 
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Swim Basics for Preschool, School Age and Teen (3 - 5 years)

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab.

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Stage Descriptions:

1 / Water Acclimation 
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

2 / Water Movement 
Encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

3 / Water Stamina 
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Swim Strokes for Preschool, School Age and Teen (5 - 12 years)

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development, and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers have introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

Stage Descriptions:

4 / Stroke Introduction 
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5 / Stroke Development 
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Monthly Swim Lessons:
These lessons consist of 8 – 30 minute sessions meeting every Tuesday and Thursday. Instructor student ratio of 5 to 1.

Times: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm

Dates: Contact Welcome Center for dates

Fee: $40 for Y-Members / $55 for Non-Members

Contact Aaron Byrd at abyrd@ymcasanangelo.org for more information!

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