Preschool | Ages 3-5
The Y has been teaching people how to swim for over 150 years, and we strive to provide individuals the opportunity to enjoy the water in a safe and fun environment. Swimming is one of the most effective tools in developing the spirit, mind and body.
Our lessons are based on student- centered learning, with a focus on developing the entire person.
You can register for Y Swim Lessons at our facility. Please be sure to sign up for lessons 1 week prior to commencement of each session to avoid late fee charges. Once a session has begun it is still possible to register by speaking to the Aquatic Director. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment numbers. If this is the case an aquatic department representative will contact you with alternate dates and times. Please review the Credits & Refund Policy before registering for aquatic programs.
All aquatic classes run on a monthly basis, and start on the first class day of each month. All swim classes are prorated for the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Y calendar facility events. If your child has been placed on the wait list for any aquatic program, an aquatic department representative will contact you if your desired class becomes available.
Contact InformationDavid Mangat
(619) 428 9622
This class is for children who are non-swimmers with no experience in the water. Children in this stage will be introduced to submerging independently, gliding on front and back, and exiting the water. Swim, float, swim will be introduced at a length of ten feet.
This is an intermediate-level class that focuses on independent swimming and proper movement in the water. Children in this stage will learn side breathing at the wall, front and back glide independently, tread water, and swim float swim for 5 yards.
This is an intermediate/advanced class that focuses on building endurance and beginning to refine basic movements. Students will swim in front and back for 15 yards, tread water for one minute, and swim float swim for 25 yards.
This is an advanced class where children will start focusing on strokes and endurance. Children will learn freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and diving. They will also continue practice with treading water, side breathing and elementary backstroke.