Swim Lessons - School Age (Ages 6-12)

School Age Lessons at the Y consist of eight 45 minute small group sessions. Each class is led by a YMCA Certified Swim Instructor with a max of 5 children. This small child to instructor ratio ensures safety, quality and engagement of all children.

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills.

Swim, float, swim
jump, push, turn, grab.
These skills are recommended for all ages to have around water.

Stage 1: 2 times per week

Belle Chasse
9/6/22 - 9/29/22
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During this stage, your child will have increased comfort with underwater exploration and be introduced to basic self-rescue skills, performed with assistance.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 1 School Age Lessons are:

  • submerging independently
  • front and back floating
  • front and back gliding
  • water exits independently
  • rolling with assistance from front to back

These classes take place, twice a week for 4 weeks, and include eight 30 minute lessons.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/22 10/3/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/06/22 - 09/29/22
Session 2 - Tu,Th - 4:30 pm - 30 mins
2 / 5 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/08/2022

Stage 1: 2 Times Per Week

East Jefferson
9/13/22 - 10/6/22
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During this stage, your child will have increased comfort with under water exploration and be introduced to basic self rescue skills, performed with assistance.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 1 School Age Lessons are:

  • submerging independently
  • front and back floating
  • front and back gliding
  • water exits independently
  • rolling with assistance from front to back

These classes take place, four times a week for 2 weeks and include eight 30 minute lessons.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/1/22 10/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Session 5 - Tu,Th - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/20/2022

Stage 2: 2 times per week

Belle Chasse
9/6/22 - 9/29/22
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This stage encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 2 School Age lessons are:

  • Submerging to look at an object at the bottom of the pool.
  • Increased distance for front and back gliding
  • Increased time for front and back floating
  • Unassisted rolling
  • Treading water

These classes take place twice a week for four weeks and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/22 10/3/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/06/22 - 09/29/22
Session 3 - Tu,Th - 5:15 pm - 30 mins
-
Registration
Closed on
09/08/2022

Stage 2: 2 Times Per Week

East Jefferson
9/13/22 - 10/6/22
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This stage encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 2 School Age lessons are:

  • Submerging to look at an object at the bottom of the pool.
  • Increased distance for front and back gliding
  • Increased time for front and back floating
  • Unassisted rolling
  • Treading water

These classes take place four times a week for two weeks, and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/1/22 10/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Session 5 - Tu,Th - 4:15 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/20/2022

Stage 3: 2 times per week

Belle Chasse
9/6/22 - 9/29/22
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During this stage, your child will develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at long distances without assistance.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 3 School Age Lessons are:

  • Submerging to retrieve an object
  • Swimming on front and back 10 yards
  • Treading water independently
  • Swim, Float, Swim for 15 yards

This stage will best prepare your child for the opportunity to pass the YMCA swim test, which is required to take at the YMCA.

These classes take place twice a week for four weeks and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/22 10/3/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/06/22 - 09/29/22
Session 3 - Tu,Th - 6:00 pm - 30 mins
-
Registration
Closed on
09/08/2022

Stage 3: 2 Times Per Week

East Jefferson
9/13/22 - 10/6/22
VIEW

During this stage, your child will develop intermediate self rescue skills performed at long distances without assistance.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 3 School Age Lessons are:

  • Submerging to retrieve an object
  • Swimming on front and back 10 yards
  • Treading water independently
  • Swim, Float, Swim for 15 yards

This stage will best prepare your child the opportunity to pass the YMCA swim test, which is required to take at the YMCA.

These classes take place four times a week for two weeks , and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/1/22 10/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/06/22
Session 5 - Tu,Th - 5:45 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/20/2022

Stage 4: 2 times per week

Belle Chasse
9/6/22 - 9/29/22
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This stage introduces basic stroke techniques in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading and elementary backstroke.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 4 School Age Lessons are:

  • Front crawl with rhythmic breathing
  • Breaststroke kick
  • Butterfly kick
  • Back crawl
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Treading water using various techniques
  • Endurance to swim 25 continuous yards

These classes take place four times a week for two weeks and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/22 10/3/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/06/22 - 09/29/22
Session 3 - Tu,Th - 6:45 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/08/2022

Stage 4: 2 Times Per Week

East Jefferson
9/13/22 - 10/7/22
VIEW

This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading and elementary back stroke.

Benchmark skills that will be practiced during Stage 4 School Age Lessons are:

  • Front crawl with rhythmic breathing
  • Breaststroke kick
  • Butterfly kick
  • Back crawl
  • Elementary backstroke
  • Treading water using various techniques
  • Endurance to swim 25 continuous yards

These classes take place four times a week for two weeks, and include eight 30 minute sessions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/1/22 10/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/13/22 - 10/07/22
Session 5 - Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 30 mins
2 / 6 Available
Registration
Closed on
09/20/2022

Waiting List

Belle Chasse
3/1/22 - 10/3/22
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This waiting list is for School Age Swim lessons.  If a spot becomes available you will be notified 3 days in advance.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/22 10/3/22 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/01/22 - 10/03/22
38 Registered.
More Available
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