At Westport Weston Family YMCA in Connecticut, we hold a commitment to our community to build more confident swimmers and instill water safety. From group to private lessons to swim team, we are proud to carry on the tradition of helping to develop confident swimmers, child or adult.
2023 SPRING PROGRAMS
2023 SPRING SESSION DATES:
MON, Mar 20 – SUN, Jun 18
FRI, Apr 7 – SUN, Apr 16 – Easter/Spring Recess
MON, May 29 – Memorial Day
SWIM LESSON STAGES
The National YMCA swim lesson program is designed to teach safety, confidence and strength in the water in a supportive and nurturing environment here at the Westport Weston YMCA in Connecticut. The program is organized into 3 main age categories and then the student will be assigned a stage based on their skill level.
STAGE A | Ages 6-17mon. Parent is guided by instructor to learn swim cues to assist their child in learning basic beginner skills.
STAGE B | Ages 18-36mon. Child is comfortable in the water with parent and learning swim cues from the instructor.
PRESCHOOL | Ages 3-5
STAGE 1 Children with little to no experience. Will not go under water voluntarily.
STAGE 2 Child who is comfortable in the water. Cannot float on front or back on their own.
STAGE 3 Child who is starting to swim 2-3 paddle strokes. This level will work on swimming 10 yards on their front and back.
STAGE 4 Child can swim 10-15 yards on front crawl and backstroke.
SCHOOL AGE | Ages 6-12
STAGE 2/3 Students will focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement. Will learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
STAGE 4 Students will develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl, and learn breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is enforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
STAGE 5 Students will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading and sidestroke.
STAGE 6 Students will refine stroke technique on all major strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.