YMCA OF PUEBLO

Swimming Lessons

Swim Lessons

The Y offers swim lessons in our state of the art aquatics center in Pueblo! Our Y certified swim instructors provide the best swim lesson experience you can get. Participants must wear swim attire for all lessons.
Swim lessons are available on Tuesday & Thursday evenings or on Saturday mornings. 

We recommend you stop by the Pueblo Y or call us at 719.543.5151 to register for swim lessons. Alternately, you can register using the links below. 

2017 Swim Lesson Dates

Tuesday & Thursday Evening Swim Lessons (deadline for registration is the Friday by 12:00pm prior to classes starting)

Session 9: September 26 - October 19

Session 10: October 24 - November 16

Session 11: November 28 - December 21 

Saturday Morning Swim Lessons (deadline for registration is the Wednesday prior to the sessions start date, may register by phone, in person or online.)

Session 5: September 9 - October 28

Session 6: November 4 - December 30 (No class on November 25)

 

 

Swimming Lesson level info below!

Stage A Water discovery for Parent and Child 6 months to 3 years

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Accompanied by parents, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and importance of supervision. 

Preschool (3 years - 6 years) Stages 1-4

Preschool Stage 1 Water Acclimation 

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills preformed with assistance. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1) Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

Preschool Stage 2 Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1)  Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

Preschool Stage 3 Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduces basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1)  Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

Preschool Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

 

School Age (5 years - 13 years) Stages 1-6

School Age Stage 1 Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills preformed with assistance. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1) Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

School Age Stage 2 Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduce basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1)  Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

School Age Stage 3 Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Swimmers learn personal water safety and introduces basic swimming competency by learning two bench mark skills: 1)  Swim, Float, Swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit; 2) Jump, Push, Turn, Grab.

School Age Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

School Age Stage 5 Stroke Development

For school age children who can swim 25 yards unassisted and show endurance in the water with any stroke or combination of strokes. Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

School Age Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics

For school age children who can swim 50 yards unassisted and show endurance in the water with any stroke or combination of strokes. In stage 6 students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

 

Private/ Semi Private Swim Lessons

Private/ Semi Private Swim Lessons

We have private and semi-private lessons available for people of ALL ages. 

Private and semi-private lessons are a great option for swimmers of all ages looking to accomplish specific objectives. These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve or acquire swimming skills. You set the agenda by working with the instructor to determine goals. Curriculum is customized to meet your goals. If you interested or have further questions please contact the aquatics director.

Savanna Tardif 
Aquatics Director
stardif@puebloymca.org
719.543.5151 x 401