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1088 W Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ 08755-3279 P: 732 341 9622 F: 732 341 1629

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Home » Programs » Aquatics » Preschool Lessons

Parent/Child Classes

Shrimp and Kipper Parent/Child
(Ages 6-23 months)

To promote an enjoyable aquatic experience between parent and child in their water exploration.

Class objectives are:

  • Adjust parent and child to the water and develop the ability to enter and exit the pool safely
  • Develop the child’s balance, coordination, and breath control
  • Learn basic swimming skills, kicking, reaching & pulling
  • Increase parent’s knowledge of water safety guidelines

 

Inia Parent/Child
(Ages 18 months – 3 years)

The focus of this class will be helping the child gain confidence and the ability to move through water independently, wearing a flotation device.

Class objectives are:

  • Work on following direction from the Instructor
  • Child will develop the ability to enter the pool independently, using the “Safe Way In”
  • Work on kicking, reaching & pulling, while wearing a flotation device
  • Introduction to working with a kick board, treading water and back float, while wearing a flotation device

 

Perch Parent/Child
(Ages 2 -3)

This class is for the child who is independent of parent and has confidence in the water but not yet 3 years old.

Class objectives are:

  • Increase endurance and be able to swim independently 25 years with a flotation device on and a few feet without
  • Work on jumping in, submerging & turning to grab the wall and climb out
  • Learn basic back skills & gradually increase distance on their back

 

Pike
(Ages 3 – 5)

Child must be independent of parent and at least three years old before the first day of classes. This class is great for water adjustment for the beginner swimmer, who may have little or no water experience.

Children will learn to:

  • Blow bubbles with their face in the water
  • Paddle and kick with flotation
  • Be comfortable on their back

 

Sailfish
(Ages 3 - 5)

Child must be evaluated for this level. They must have already adjusted to group instruction and mastered Pike skills.

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 5 feet without flotation on their front or back
  • Kick while blowing bubbles with face in the water
  • Roll over from front to back

 

Eel Level
(Ages 3 – 5)

Child must be evaluated for this level and mastered Sailfish skills.

Children will learn to:

  • Kick 25 yards with a kickboard on front and on back without flotation
  • Swim 15 yards on front and on back without flotation
  • Back float without flotation or assistance

 

Ray
(Ages 3 – 5)

Child must be evaluated for this level and mastered Eel skills.

Children will learn to:

  • Swim 15 yards on front with rotary breathing
  • Swim 15 yards of backstroke
  • Build the endurance to swim 25 yards with rhythmic breathing

 

Skate
(Ages 3 – 5)

Child must have been evaluated for this level and mastered Ray skills.

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing
  • Swim 25 yards backstroke
  • Swim 25 yards elementary backstroke

 

Starfish
(Ages 3 – 5)

Child must have been evaluated for this level and mastered Skate skills.

Child will learn to:

  • Learn to swim breaststroke and butterfly
  • Continue to improve freestyle, backstroke, and elementary backstroke
  • Gain endurance

The Ocean County YMCA offers a range of specialized swim programs for children ages 3 & up. For more information on any of these programs please contact our Aquatics Department at 732 341 9622 ext 2277.

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
(Ages 3 & Up)

For those who need extra attention or would like a 30 minute one on one session with a Swim Instructor

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSON BUNDLE
(Ages 3 & Up)

Available to Full Privilege Members by appointment only

4 half hour lessons available or
9 half hour lessons available

 

SPECIAL POPULATION SWIM LESSONS
(Ages 3 & up)

Swim lessons for youth with limited swimming abilities or the beginner non-swimmer with special needs. Small group setting so that the Instructor is able to come around and work with each child.
Note: No make-up classes will be offered for class absence.

 

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