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

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Home » Programs » Aquatics » Youth Lessons

Youth

Polliwog
(Ages 6-12)

This class is designed for the beginner swimmer to focus on their confidence and comfort level in the water.

Child will learn to:

  • Swim horizontal in the water for 15 yards on both the front and the back
  • Be comfortable putting face in the water
  • Float on back

 

Guppy
(Ages 6-12)

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

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 25 yards front crawl (Freestyle) with rhythmic breathing and ready position
  • Swim 25 yards horizontally on back with ready position
  • Tread water for 30 seconds

 

Minnow
(Ages 6-12)

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

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 50 yards front crawl (Freestyle) with rotary breathing
  • Swim 50 yards backstroke
  • Open turn (Touch and Go)

 

Marlin
(Ages 6-12)

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

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 75 yards freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Swim 75 yards backstroke
  • Swim 50 yards elementary backstroke

Fish
(Ages 6-12)

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

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 100 yards continuous freestyle and backstroke
  • Swim 50 yards breaststroke
  • Be introduced to butterfly

 

Shark
(Ages 6-12)

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

Child will learn to:

  • Swim 200 yards freestyle and backstroke with flip-turns
  • Swim 50 yards butterfly
  • Swim a 200 IM

 

Porpoise
(Ages 6 and up)

This class is for the student who loves to swim, but doesn’t have the time to commit to a competitive team.

 

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 6 & 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 6 & 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 6 & 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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