At the Attleboro Y, we understand that swim lessons are more than just stroke development. As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.
Summer I: June 26-July 30 (5 weeks)
Summer II: July 31-September 3 (5 weeks)
Registration: Registration is now open for both Summer sessions for both Members and Non-Members.
Parent / Child Swim Lessons
Ages: 6 months-3 years
This class provides early water experience to children under age three. Program instruction is directed toward showing parents how to help young swimmers be comfortable in the water. (This class was previously called Shrimp/Kippers or Pike with Parent.)
Preschool I – Beginner Swim Lessons
This is the first level of swim for children three and older. While using a floatation device, swimmers will learn to swim independently, become comfortable getting face wet, float on both front and back while kicking, and jump into the pool.
Preschool II – Intermediate Swim Lessons
Ages: 3-6 years
Swimmers in this level swim independently with a flotation device, get their faces wet, back float, and jump in the pool independently. Swimming in a prone position, breath control, and swimming on their backs will be emphasized.
Preschool III – Advanced Swim Lessons
Ages: 3-6 years
This is our most advanced level for children six and under. Swimmers wear a “slice” of a flotation device or none. They swim on their front in a prone position with arm strokes, and can float and glide with a kick on their backs. This class will build endurance and emphasize safety skills.
Youth I – Beginner Swim Lessons
This is the first level of lessons for children ages six and older. Some swimmers will wear a flotation device to be comfortable in the water. Swimming independently in a front prone position and swimming independently on their backs will be the focus.
Youth II – Intermediate Swim Lessons
Swimmers in this level are comfortable in the water without a flotation device. Refining overarm freestyle, rotary breathing, and both backstrokes as well as endurance will be the goal of this class. Breaststroke and Butterfly techniques will be introduced.
Youth III – Advanced Swim Lessons
Building endurance up to two to four lengths of the pool will be the focus of this level. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool with rotary breathing to take this class. Swimmers will continue to improve freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke. Breaststroke and Butterfly stroke will be fined.
Pre-Competitive Training Group
Ages: 6 & up
Not ready for swim team yet? This is an opportunity to move from a weekly swim lesson to multiple swim opportunities each week. Over the course of the session, you will build stamina and get ready to join a team in the future. Requirement: Must be able to swim one length of pool, overarm freestyle with rotary breathing.
Swimmers can choose any two times below to swim each week.
MON 10:30 a.m.
TUE 4:30 p.m.
TUE 7:00 p.m.
THU 10:30 a.m.
SAT 9:00 a.m.
Seahorses: For youth with special needs
These 30-minute classes have smaller student-to-instructor ratios to help acclimate children with special needs to the water and teach them basic swimming skills. Parents and/or aides are welcome to get in the water to help during the class.
Ages 3- adult
The Y staff will be happy to work with you and your family in small groups or individually. Contact the Aquatics Coordinator at the Downtown Branch or the Pleasant Street Branch to schedule your lessons.
Downtown: Susan Mastandrea (508) 409-0765
Pleasant Street: Noreen Foley, (508) 409-0737
Y Member: $25 per 30-minute lesson
Non-member: $40 per 30-minute lesson
6 pack of 30-minute lessons
Y Member: $135