Swim Lessons

Publication1In our aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. We offer a wide range of classes and programs for infants, toddlers, youth, teens and adults, with private, semi-private and class options.

Click the link below for a complete listing of dates and times:

Winter Swim Lesson Flyer 2019

Class Descriptions

Parent and Child Water Exploration: 30 Minute Class-Ages:6-36 months

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles with fundamental safety & aquatic skills

Level 1 Water Acclimation: 45 Minute Class-Ages: 3-5 years

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Level 2 Water Movement: 45 Minute Class-Ages: 3-5 years

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 3 Water Stamina: 45 Minute Class-Ages: 4-9 years

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Level 4 Stroke Introduction: 45 Minute Class-Ages 6-12 years

Introduces basic stroke technique in front & back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Level 5 Stroke Development: 45 Minute Class-Ages: 6-12 years

Introduces breast stroke & butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Level 6 Stroke mechanics: 45 Minute Class-Ages: 7-13 years

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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The Piranhas Swim Team is designed to introduce young people to the benefits of competitive swimming. We operate a 6 month program that competes in the Northwest Ohio YMCA league during the fall and winter months.

Our program is designed to meet the following objectives: build self-esteem, learn teamwork, set and achieve goals, fulfilling responsibility, promoting health and fitness, having fun, and swimming FAST!

We welcome swimmers of all ability levels as long as they are committed to working hard.

Please contact Karly Smith if you would like to sign up or have any questions at 419-784-4747 or ksmith@defianceymca.org.