Swim Strokes Basics
School Age Swim Lessons (prerequisite Swim Basics)
After fundamentals are mastered, children learn personal water safety, develop their character and build stroke technique in competitive strokes.
Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction: Swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. Specifically, children develop the frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes, are introduced to components of the breaststroke and butterfly strokes, and practice safety techniques in deep water.
Stage 5 - Stroke Development: Students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced. Swimmers will develop stamina in the frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes, learn the breatstroke and butterfly strokes, and build endurance in their techniques for deep water safety.
Stage 6 - Stroke Mechanics: Students refine their stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming. Swimmers will develop endurance in the competitive strokes, learn skills related to competitive swimming like racing starts and flip turns, and enhance their techniques and build endurance in deep water.
YMCA Locations That Offer This Program:
Briargate, Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, Downtown, Fountain Valley, Garden Ranch, Memorial Park Recreation Center, Merdian Ranch, Monument Valley Pool (seasonal), Portal Pool (seasonal), Southeast & Armed Services, Tri-Lakes, Wilson Ranch Pool (seasonal)