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Group Swim Lessons are offered 4 days per week with 8 classes per session. The class ratio is 1:7. This is a great format for easy learners. All ages from infants to seniors can participate in Swim Lessons. Choose from mid-day, evening and weekend swimming class schedules designed to fit your family’s busy life. The YMCA of Greater Montgomery makes water safety a priority for our community. Participants begin with a swim test to determine their current swimming level. Participants will develop new skills at each level through progressive formatted lessons. Download the Swim Lesson Selector here.
Choose from the the 5 age groups we offer swimming lessons:
Parent/Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6 Months – 3 Years)
This course familiarizes young children to the water and prepares them for future preschool courses. It is not necessarily designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own, rather its purpose is to teach parents safety information and techniques to help orient their children to the water. This course is designed for children ages 6 months to about 3 years to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)
Preschool Aquatics is an integral part of our Swim program. The primary objective is to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills to young children ages 3-5. This program is a great lead in to our School Age Program.
School Age (Ages 5-12 years)
Our School Age program teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills in a logical progression. We offer six stages that progress with the participant’s growing skill level. Throughout the stages, participants build on their skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front, back, and side. Participants will learn to refine their strokes and build endurance. This program is offered to children 5 to 12 years of age.
Teen & Adult (Ages 12 years and over)
These courses are offered to ages 12 and up. Our beginner course is for adults that have little or no experience in the water. The course is designed to acclimate adults to being in the water and teach them skills that enhance their comfort level. The course will focus on skills such as face submersion, floating, rhythmic breathing, propulsion, and stroke development. We like to inform participants that it is very hard work learning to swim as an adult. It takes dedication and time to build the necessary skills to learn to swim.
What to bring
Be sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel. Many children prefer goggles, but they are not required. It is a good idea to pack a robe or change of clothes for the walk out of the building to the parking lot.
Weather Cancellation Policy
If we have to cancel a class due to weather, the make up for that class will be held during the following Friday at the regularly scheduled time. If Saturday morning classes are cancelled due to weather, a makeup will be held the next day on Sunday afternoon. There are no make ups for classes missed for personal reasons. Participants can only attend the day and time they were registered for.
If for some reason you are unable to attend a session in which you have registered; you must cancel by the Friday before the session begins or you WILL NOT get a refund. By registering and not canceling on time, you are taking a spot from someone else. If you do not cancel in a timely manner it hurts the program and blocks another willing participant from registering. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
If a class offering is full, a participant can be added to the waiting list for a particular class offering, and if a registered participant cancels, individuals on the waiting list will be contacted to fill that spot in the order they were added to the waiting list. Being added to the waiting list does not ensure a spot in a class. The aquatics department will contact you only if we are able to add you the roster. No payment is necessary to be added to a waiting list, but if an individual is moved from the waiting list to the roster, the registration fee will be due in full at that time.
**Parents/guardians of children ages 11 and under must remain on the pool deck during lessons.