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Group lesson participants can register in-house or online. Semi-Private and Private participants may register in-house only. Register by the Thursday before your desired session begins.


Lesson Selector

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Lesson Descriptions

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Summer Lessons

REG. STARTS MAY 1 

Fall Lessons

REG. STARTS AUG 1

Winter/Spring Lessons

REG. STARTS DEC 1


Pricing (per participant/per session) for Fall Lessons

Norman Y Members:

All Others:

Group

$35

$55

Fast Track

$24

$40

Semi-Private

$75

$105

Private

$105

$135


Parent/Child Swim Lessons

SWIM STARTERS: AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A / WATER DISCOVERY
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B / WATER EXPLORATION
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.


Preschool Swim Lessons

SWIM BASICS: AGES 3 YEARS TO 5 YEARS

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

  • Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back oat, roll, front glide, and exit

  • Jump, push, turn, grab

1/ WATER ACCLIMATION
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2 / WATER MOVEMENT
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3 / WATER STAMINA
In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.


Youth Swim Lessons

SWIM STROKES: AGES 5 YEARS TO 12 YEARS

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.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke
kick and butter y kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

6 / STROKE MECHANICS
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


Private & Semi-Private Lessons

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

One-on-one aquatic instruction for all ages and swimming levels. Participant will be matched with an appropriate instructor to accomplish individually set goals.

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Semi-private swim instruction is like private swim instruction but with a buddy! With just two participants in each session, individual attention is delivered. We ask that students sign up with a minimum of two students with each enrollment.


Contact

Megan Kays - Aquatics Director

364-9622 ext. 137 or kays@ymcanorman.org


Swim Lesson Notes

  • Classes can be changed or cancelled if the 3 participant minimum is not met.

  • In the event of severe weather cancellations, the classes will be made up accordingly.

  • Parents: we ask that you wait outside the pool area while lessons are being conducted.

  • Parents: You are welcome to watch the lessons through the windows in the hallway.

  • No photos are allowed during lessons because the last session is reserved for photos.

  • Refunds are only given for major illness or cancellation of a program.