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.
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
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.
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.
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.
Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Water safety is reinforced through treading water and sidestroke. 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.
Encourages participants to include swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. 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.
Swim lessons offer individualized attention for each student. Participants will receive eight thirty-minute lessons customized by skill level and goals.
Request for Private Swim Lessons
These lessons allow two or more participants of similar skill level and age to learn together. Participants will receive eight thirty minute lessons with flexible scheduling that can be customized to your goals and needs.
Class series is offered in a one-week period. Registration occurs weekly. You can sign up for just 1 week or every week. Counselors will bring your camper to their swim lesson and return them to camp when lessons are over.
Swimmers progress at their own pace and learn the enjoyment of water activities. Each session meets once a week for 6 weeks.
Intermediate: (Ages 13+) Designed for swimmers who feel comfortable in the shallow and deep ends of the pool, but now need to develop their swimming stroke. This class is not intended for those only needing technical refinement. Each session meets once a week for 6 weeks. For advanced instruction ask about MultiFit Alpha.
Water lovers of all ages can develop and take skills to the next level with aquatics specialty classes like competitive swimming, triathlon training, fit float, and more.
The YMCA's Swim Clinics are designed to help prepare participants to join a swim team, or other sports, by enhancing stroke development & endurance.
The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers Swim Clubs and Teams to help you take your skills to the next level and build your confidence in and out of the pool.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a wide range of water fitness group exercise classes for all ages and ability levels.
We offer programs as diverse as the people we serve. We have an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from personal training to foreign language classes to summer camp—all waiting for you and your family to explore. (Looking for group exercise and pool schedules? Click on the "schedules" tab above, then choose your location.)