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The YMCA has been teaching people how to swim for over 100 years. Children gain confidence and self esteem in swim lessons as they work to become a better swimmer and mastering challenges that once seemed impossible. YMCA swim lessons teach safety and responsibility around the water.Registration is available either online or at the Goochland Family YMCA. Where online registration is not available, you may sign up at the branch.PARENT / CHILD SWIM LESSONS (ages 6 months - 3 years) You and your child will love these fun, game-filled, half-hour lessons. Positive reinforcement is structured to help your child learn to enjoy the water rather than fearing it. Our instructors never force these young swimmers to submerge. This class is an excellent introduction to the pool and to our preschool swim lessons.To search for session dates and times or to register online, visit the link below.
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (ages 3 - 5) Preschool swim lessons teach fundamental swimming skills to children ages 3-5. Basic skills and water safety are taught throughout the course as children are encouraged to interact with instructors in a relaxed and fun environment.Participants are grouped into classes by ability, which include the following levels: Pike (beginner), Eel (advanced beginner), Ray (intermediate), and Starfish (advanced). Class length is 30 minutes. Read more about each swim lessons level on our Swim Lessons Levels page.
To search for session dates and times or to register online, visit the link below.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (ages 6 - 12) This progressive program for children ages 6-12 is divided into six levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Beginners focus on developing freestyle, emphasizing proper rotary breathing, while advanced levels focus on other skills such as backstroke. Levels are determined using participant ability and include: Polliwog (beginner), Guppy (advanced beginner), Minnow (intermediate), Fish (advanced intermediate), Flying Fish (advanced) and Shark (most advanced). Class length is 30 to 45 minutes depending on level. Read more about each swim lessons level on our Swim Lessons Levels page.
Beginner Youth Swim LessonsTo search for session dates and times or to register online, visit the link below.
Intermediate Youth Swim LessonsTo search for session dates and times or to register online, visit the link below.
TEEN SWIM LESSONS (ages 13 - 17) / ADULT SWIM LESSONS (18 and up)It's never too late to learn how to swim or to brush up on your technique. Our adult swim lesson participants are grouped by ability to ensure fundamental swimming techniques are mastered before advancing to more difficult classes. We have beginner and intermediate classes for participants ages 13 and up.
PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (all ages)One-on-one instruction for swimmers at all levels and ages. Learn specific skills that are geared to individual needs. Lesson times are set to accommodate swimmer's schedule.
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