Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA

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Aquatics Schedule for Open Swim, Lap Swim and Fitness Classes

Aquatics Schedule

Youth Swimming Lessons

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Level 1: Ages 5 - 7
Introduction to water skills. This level is ideal for children that have not had previous swim instruction or are unable or uncomfortable putting their entire face in the water.

Level 2: Ages 7 & 8
Fundamental aquatic skills. This level is for children that are able to put their face in the water but are unable to independently float on their front and back.

Level 3: Ages 8 & 9
Stroke Development. In this level, students will continue to build on the fundamentals learned in previous levels. Skills introduced in this level include: rotary breathing, front crawl, butterfly kick, survival float and much more.

Level 4: Ages 9 & 10
Stroke Improvement. In this level, students will develop confidence in their swimming skills. Skills mastered in this level include: swimming 25 yards of front crawl & elementary backstroke 15 yards of butterfly, backstroke and back crawl.

Level 5: Ages 9 - 12
Stroke refinement. Students will master the following skills: standing dive, pike and tuck surface dives, front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, shallow dive, flip turn and elementary backstroke.

Level 6: Ages 11 - 13
Swimming and skill proficiency. The purpose of this level is for students to refine strokes and be able to swim with ease, efficiency, power and effectiveness over a great distance. Some skills for life guarding and fitness will be taught.

Pre-School Swim Lessons

Preschool One: For children taking lessons for the first time. Kids learn water adjustment skills, front and back float

Preschool Two: For children who can float on their front and back. Kids will learn to move in the water on their front and back.

Preschool Three: For children who can swim more than half a pool length with a basic stroke and feel comfortable on their back.

Parent-Child Swim Lessons (ages 6 months - 3 years)
Explore the water with your baby/toddler. Basic safety and movements are covered through song, games and other play. Children start moving more independently through the water under their parents’ guidance, preparing them to work directly with an instructor on their own. The child should be able to control head and sit with support.

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My child is registered for swim lessons. Now what?

Great! We are very excited to help you and your children on their journey to confidence in the water. Please read this swimming lesson information letter from Emily, the Membership and Aquatics Coordinator.
Swimming Lessons Information

For questions or more information: aquatics@fergusfallsymca.org

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