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The Spears YMCA offer swim lessons all year ‘round, with classes available for all persons ages 6 months and up! Swim Starters (Stages A & B) and Swim Basics (Stages 1-3) are 30 minutes classes. Swim Strokes (Stages 4-6) are 40 minutes classes. Registration is taken at the Spears YMCA during the registration period until all classes are full.

Session Details

3 Week Sessions – 2 days a week

SessionSession DatesMember RegistrationPotential Member Registration
May M/WMay 1-17April 19-26April 20-26
May T/ThMay 2-18April 19-26April 20-26
June M/WJune 5-21May 17-24 May 18-24
June T/THJune 6-22May 17-24 May 18-24
July M/WJuly 10-26June 21-28June 22-28
July T/THJuly 11-27June 21-28June 22-28
August M/WAugust 7-23July 26-Aug 2July 27-Aug 2
August T/THAugust 8-24July 26-Aug 2July 27-Aug 2

6 Week Saturday Sessions

SessionSession DatesMember RegistrationPotential Member Registration
April-May Session*April 22 – May 20April 1-8thApril 2-8th
June-July SessionJune 3-July 8May 20-27May 21-27
July-August SessionJuly 22-Aug 26July 8-15 July 9-15

Cost:

$36 Members or $60 Potential Members

Details

Level Descriptions

Swim Starters Ages 6-36 months

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None! 
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None (although, completion of the Water Discovery Class is recommended)!

Swim Basics: Ages 3-12

In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!
In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front & back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance.
In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications:(1) able to float on front & back unassisted, (2) able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float- Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

Swim Strokes: Ages 3-12

In this class, children are introduced to
basic swimming strokes.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall & exit.
In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.
In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards, (3) able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery, (4) able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm

Teens & Adults: Ages 13+

Students learn personal water safety and basic swimming competency in shallow water.
Ages: 13+ Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 13+ Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge touch the bottom in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 second

Help Me Figure Out the Class for My Child

 

 

The YMCA of Greensboro swim test policies and procedures are designed for children 12 and under and may be used for any patron at the lifeguard’s discretion. Swim Test Policy

For more information please contact Bethany Williard, Aquatics Director, at 336.387.9622.