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.
WINTER 2021 SWIM LESSONS
Registration is now open for swim lessons at the Y! Our next session of weekly swim lessons begin on January 4th.
Our swim lessons are offered once a week in monthly sessions. Sign up for as many months as you like!
In order to provide the safest swim experience possible, the Y has adopted the following healthy and safety policies for our swim classes:
- Reduced class sizes. Maximum of four participants in each class.
- Masks on deck. All participants must wear masks on deck until it’s time to swim. Our instructors will wear masks in the water when they’re not able to maintain a safe distance from participants.
- Separate entrance. Parents/guardians will walk children directly to the pool’s outdoor entrance where our instructors will check them in for class.
- Locker rooms. Locker rooms will be available for changing, but no showers will be available.
For program schedules, dates, fees, and registration for Preschool Swim Lessons, please click here.
For program schedules, dates, fees, and registration for Youth Swim Lessons, please click here.
Recommended Age Range: Infants & Toddlers (6 mos. – 3 yrs.) with Parent
In this parent-child category, children learn to be comfortable in the water. Swim Starters focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn essential skills in Swim Starters, including how to best supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents, and how to plan for emergencies.
Stages A & B – Water Discovery and Exploration
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Recommended Age Ranges: Preschool Youth (3–5 yrs.), School-Age Youth (5–12 yrs.), Teens & Adults (12+ yrs.)
In these three stages, students 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. Group activities that reinforce learning help students progress. By the end of this series of stages, students achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills – “swim, float, swim” and “jump, push, turn, grab.”
Stage 1 – Water Acclimation
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. While using flotation device, swimmers will learn to swim independently in correct body position, become comfortable getting face wet, floating on back and jumping into the pool without assistance.
Stage 2 – Water Movement
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self rescue skills performed independently. Swimmers in this level swim independently with flotation device, get their face wet, and jump in and exit pool without assistance. Swimming in correct body position, forward movement, back gliding and safety skills will be emphasized.
Stage 3 – Water Stamina
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distance than in previous stages. At this level, students swim without a bubble or with only a single slice flotation. They will learn to swim in a correct prone front position with face in the water and back glide 10 yards without bubble. This class builds endurance to swimming on front one length of the pool without flotation device and develops stroke technique on front and back.
Recommended Age Ranges: School-Age Youth (5–12 yrs.), Teens & Adults (12+ yrs.)
In these three stages, 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.
Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction
Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Rhythmic breathing & flutter kick will be practiced.
Stage 5 – Stroke Development
Introduces breaststroke and butterfly. Reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke. The four competitive strokes and sidestroke will be taught. Participants should be able to swim length of pool with proper rotary breathing before joining this class.
Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics – Pre-Competitive Swim Groups
This introduction to competitive swimming refines stroke technique on all four competitive strokes, builds endurance, and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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.
For more information, contact Kelly Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 409-0768.
Ages 3- adult
The Y staff will be happy to work with you and your family in small groups or individually. Contact Kelly Mahoney at (508) 409-0768 to schedule your lesson.
Y Member: $25 per 30-minute lesson
Non-member: $40 per 30-minute lesson
6 pack of 30-minute lessons
Y Member: $135