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.


FALL 2020 SWIM LESSONS

Registration is now open for fall swim lessons at the Y! Our first 2-week session of swim lessons at the Downtown Branch begins September 14th.

We understand that it’s difficult to make any long-term plans right now. That’s why we’ll offer our swim lessons twice a week in 2-week sessions this fall. Choose from a Monday-Wednesday or a Tuesday-Thursday schedule.

Register for as many sessions or as few sessions as you like. There’s no risk to register, as the session fee isn’t due until the Wednesday prior.

In order to provide the safest swim experience possible, the Y will adopt the following policies for this fall:

  • 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.
  • No families on deck. Parents will be able to watch swim lessons via a video link.
  • 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.

Preschool Swim Lessons

For program schedules, dates, fees, and registration for Preschool Swim Lessons, please click here.

Youth Swim Lessons

For program schedules, dates, fees, and registration for Youth Swim Lessons, please click here.


 

Swim Starters

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.


Swim Basics

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.


Swim Strokes

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

Ages: 4-12

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 kmahoney@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0768.


Private Lessons

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
Non-Member: $215