Downtown Springfield Y Pre-School Aquatic Lessons

The YMCA Preschool Swim Program is a nationally recognized program for children ages 3 through 5 years. This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental participation. Children progress through several different levels of classes as they learn new skills and improve their strokes. Instructors teach skills that help children learn personal growth, pool safety, stroke development, water sports and games.

The Springfield YMCA has taken the guess work out of choosing a swim level for your child. You pick a day and time that is convenient for you and your family, and we will do the rest. Swim classes on the first day of the session will be extended by 15 minutes to allow for swim testing of every swimmer to be certain that they are placed in the appropriate level. Classes will meet for 45 minutes for 7 weeks.

Rates: Member $35 Non-member $80 (Unless posted otherwise)

Pike ~ Beginner
A swim class for new and beginner swimmers. Children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and learn to swim individually with a bubble. Swimmers are taught pool safety, the paddle stroke, kicking, floating, blowing bubbles and jumping into the pool.

Eel ~ Advanced Beginner
For swimmers almost ready to swim without a bubble or able to swim short distances without a bubble. Children are taught to kick on their back, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Swimmers work toward swimming the width of the pool without a bubble.

Ray ~ Starfish Intermediate
This is an intermediate level swim class for children who can swim strongly without a bubble. Swimmers review previous skills and learn front crawl with rotary breathing and the backstroke. Children will also work on building endurance by swimming the length of the pool.

Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Thursdays 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Thursdays 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Thursdays 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Saturdays 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Saturdays 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Saturdays 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

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