256 Swim Lessons Westport YMCA



Learning to swim is one of the most important life skills we develop at the YMCA. We are dedicated to building confident swimmers of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6 – 36 months)

Accompanied by a caregiver, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences.

Water Exploration (Shrimp/Kippers 6-18 months)
Water Discovery: (Inia/Perch 18-36 months)

Pre-School Swim Lessons (3-5 years w/o Parent)

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, Water Stamina and Stroke Introduction, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, under water exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Lesson Progression:

Level 1: Water Acclimation(Pike) 1:3 Ratio
Level 2: Water Movement (Eel) 1:3 Ratio
Level 3: Water Stamina(Ray) 1:4 Ratio
Level 4: Stroke Introduction(Starfish) 1:4 Ratio

Youth Swim Lessons (6-12 years)

Having mastered the fundamentals students learn additional water safety skills and build better stroke technique, confidence and  increase strength in the water. Develop skills that increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Lesson Progression:

Level 3: Water Stamina(Polliwog) 1:5 Ratio
Level 4: Stroke Introduction(Guppy) 1:6 Ratio
Level 5: Stroke Development (Minnow) 1:8 Ratio
Level 6: Stroke Mechanics(Flying Fish) 1:8 Ratio
Stroke and Turn(Shark/Porpoise) 1:8 Ratio

Questions on what level your child should be in? CLICK HERE


Private Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are not for everyone. Whether your child learns better in a one-on-one environment or you prefer the convenience of planning their lessons around a busy schedule, we can accommodate you. WWFY Private Swim Lessons Sept 2019. Please return the Private Lesson Inquiry form to the front desk. 10 Pack options available, please note 10 packs are only good for 6 months after the date of purchase.

30 Minute Private Lessons
Members: $50/lesson
Non-members: $60/lesson

60 Minute Private Lessons
Members: $90/lesson
Non-members: $100/lesson

Semi-Private Swim Lessons (2 or more swimmers)
Members: $40 per child per lesson
Non-members: $50 per child per lesson

Swimming Fundamentals (9-14 years)

A structured workout for those who wish to further develop skills learned in swim lessons or to better prepare for a competitive swim team. Participants must be evaluated before registering for this group.

Days:  Tuesday AND Thursday 5:30-6:15 pm
Member Price: $500