Spring Swim Lessons:
Spring 1 MARCH 1 – APRIL 25 ( 7 Weeks)
Spring 2 April 26 – June 13 ( 7 Weeks) (no classes Memorial Day, Monday, May 31)
Saturday, April 3 All Members
Download the Aquatics Spring 2 brochure to see available class days and times.
Swim lesson participants register for classes on specific dates and times. Attendance in scheduled classes is the responsibility of the participant. We cannot provide makeup classes or allow the participants to attend a different class, unless the YMCA cancels a class and provides for a makeup. No refunds for classes missed.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROGRAM MAKE-UPS
Please check the following locations for changes to our facility and program schedules. Check the Red banner at the top of every page on our website. If there is no red banner, there are no changes. Check the Family Y Social Media Facebook and Instagram. Check the outgoing voice message at the Westport Y 203-226-8981.
Currently, we are not able to offer make ups for classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather because of limited space availability. No refunds or credits for weather cancellations. If you have questions, please call Josephine Rojas, Aquatic Coordinator 203-226-8981 Ext. 139
Understanding YMCA Swim Lesson Stages
The National Y swim lesson program is designed to teach safety, confidence and strength in the water in a supportive and nurturing environment. The program is organized into 3 main age categories and then the student will be assigned a stage based on their skill level.
INFANT- PARENT/CHILD- Ages 6 mos – 3 yrs, Stages A-B
PRESCHOOL- Ages 3-5 yrs, Stages 1-4
SCHOOL AGE- Ages 5-12 yrs, Stages 1-6
Answer these questions about your child’s skill level to understand which stage the instructor may have assigned to your child.
Is the student comfortable working with an instructor
without a parent in the water?
Will the student go underwater voluntarily?
Can the student do a front and back float on his or
Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front
Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?
Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?
Learn what your child will be learning at each stage. Download our swim lesson stage descriptions.
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. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety or swimmers and staff. Masks are to be worn into and throughout the YMCA, including restrooms and locker rooms. Masks may be removed before entering the pool. Instructors will be wearing a face mask at all times.
Please return the Private Swim Lessons Request Form via email to Josephine Rojas at email@example.com.
ALL PRIVATE SWIM LESSON REQUESTS must be made through email.