Swimming Lessons

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YWCA Greater Green Bay has the “best swimming lessons in town.” Our swim instructors are committed to creating a comfortable atmosphere for any level swimmer. Many of our instructors have been here for more than 25 years! Infants, children and adults can learn to swim through group or private lessons. Students will learn to be safe around water and feel a sense of accomplishment that comes with developing a new skill. We keep our class sizes small to work with each student individually and on a group level to enhance their swim skills. Private lessons are also available for adults or children looking for a more personalized level of attention.

Our swim lessons focus on:

  • Personal Safety: Students learn to be safety-conscious in and around water through instruction on accident prevention. Survival skills, self-rescue and boating safety.
  • Personal Growth: Students build self-esteem while learning new skills and the consequences of their choices in relation to water safety.
  • Stroke Development: Students are taught stroke techniques, treading, floating, and safety using life jackets.
  • Water Games: Games are used to enhance the learning process, including retrieving objects underwater and passing a ball.
  • Rescue: Students learn safety techniques, such as rotating onto back to call for help, being able to go to an adult for assistance, and reaching and throwing assists.

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Swimming Lessons Class Descriptions

Parent Tot: newborn-3 yrsHave fun in a warm water pool with your child or grandchild. Enjoy games and songs as your child becomes comfortable and relaxed in the water.
Little Tots: 18-36 mos.For non-swimmers without parents in the water. Half hour class and 15 minute play. Toddlers learn to master simple water skills. Class size is four students per instructor.
Water Tots: 3-5 yrsFor non-swimmers without parents in the water. Children will master putting face in the water, proper floating, arm stroke, basic front crawl, and learning to swim on back with guidance.
Toddler 1: 3-5 yrsFollow up to Water Tots. Children learn to back swim unassisted, treading water, swimming on the front unassisted, and introduction to side breathing.
Toddler 2: 3-5 yrsFollow-up to Toddler 1. Children learn backstroke, elementary backstroke, side breathing, treading water and endurance. Will work on swimming all strokes 25 yards.
Advanced Toddler: 3-5 yrsFollow up to Toddler 2. Advanced skills include sidestroke, breaststroke, and introduction to butterfly.
Beginner 1: 5+ yrsFor the nonswimmer. Introduction to floating, front crawl, back swimming, side breathing and deep water adjustment, and learning to swim unassisted. This class is equivalent to the Toddler 1 class.
Beginner 2: 5+ yrsFollow up to Beginner 1 and Toddler 1. Children will learn backstroke, elementary backstroke, side breathing, treading water and endurance. Will work on swimming all strokes 25 yards. Beginner 2 is the equivalent of Toddler 2.
Advanced Beginner: 5+ yrsFollow up to Beginner 2 and Toddler 2. Perfect side breathing, backstroke, and the elementary backstroke. Sidestroke and endurance building are introduced. Swimmers need to be comfortable swimming lengths of the pool.
Intermediates & Swimmers: 5+ yrsMust have completed Advanced Beginner or Advanced Toddler. Learn breaststroke and butterfly while perfecting previous strokes, and gaining strength and endurance skills. Swimmers must be comfortable swimming lengths of the pool.
Pre Swim TeamSwimmers will focus on the four competitive strokes and maintaining competitive skills such as racing starts, turns, relays, ands swimming drills.
Private Swim LessonsLessons scheduled during Adult, Open Swim hours or during swim lessons.
Home School LessonsLearn to swim with other home school children. Swimmers will be taught at their own level. Stay to enjoy Open Swim after the lesson at no charge.

Class Registration

Join a class at any time during the session. To sign up for classes, contact member services at (920) 432-5581. Click here for swimming lesson class schedule.