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Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain at YMCA Swimming Lessons.

  • YMCA Swimming Lessons

    Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons. 

    Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of learning to swim and improving technique. However it is vital that every child also learn personal survival skills, not for just the pool, but rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons, your child will learn these lifesaving skills plus much more.

    Our nationally accredited Swimming Instructors are passionate about teaching every child in Australia the joys of swimming.

    The YMCA Swimming Lessons program makes it easy for parents to know how your child is going with regular feedback on your child’s progress, and a recognition certificate after your child completes each level. 

    Beginning to Swim with YMCA Swimming Lessons?

    We cater for babies from as young as 6 months old all the way through to Adults, and all swimming abilities with YMCA Swimming Lessons.

    Each level of our program is designed to teach your child the water safety skills they require, as well as improving stroke technique and competitive skills.

    Your child will love progressing through our swimming lesson levels at their own pace and they will love the fun certificate in recognition of achievement each time they are ready to move onto the next set of skills.

  • YMCA Holiday Splash

    The Y’s intensive Learn-to-Swim program is a school holiday staple. Taught by qualified, friendly instructors, the course covers water safety, and stroke development and correction in a safe and stress-free environment so you can be confident your kids will enjoy the learning process.

  • Level Progression Chart

    Infants (6 months - 3 years)

    Introduce your little one to the water in the safe surrounds of an Infants class. Available to babies as young as six months, this class is ideal for any parent who wants their baby or toddler to learn to swim early and gain water safety skills for life.

    The program will provide education for parent/carers about aquatic environments, swimming and water safety. 

    Starfish / Periwinkle / Minnow

    YMCA-Swimming-Lessons STARFISH YMCA-Swimming-Lessons PERIWINKLE YMCA-Swimming-Lessons MINNOW

    Preschools (3-5 Years)

    YMCA-Swimming-Lessons TADPOLES

    Tadpoles

    Our beginner preschool level where participants will learn water safety and familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons GOLDFISH

     

    Goldfish

     

    Our second preschool where participants will learn buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and backstroke arms.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons FLYINGFISH

    Flying Fish

    An advanced Preschool class where participants learn buoyancy and floatation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including kicking on front with aid and side breathing, backstroke with correct arm and hand position, freestyle whilst attempting side breathing, survival backstroke and breaststroke kick with aid.

    School Age (5 Years and above)

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons OCTOPUS

    Octopus

    A beginner school aged level where participants will learn water safety & familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back and torpedos 3 metres.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SARDINE

    Sardine

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and side breathing and backstroke arms for 10m.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SALMON

    Salmon

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle with correct action and body position 12 metres, backstroke with correct action and body position 12 metres, survival backstroke kick with aid 5 metres, and breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons TUNA

    Tuna

    Participants will learn underwater skills, water safety, stroke development including correct freestyle action 25 metres, correct backstroke action 25 metres, survival backstroke unaided 12 metres, correct breaststroke kick with breathing for 12 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons DOLPHIN

    Dolphin

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 50 metres, backstroke 50 metres, survival backstroke25 metres, breaststroke 25 metres with correct arms, breathing and timing and dolphin kick for 12 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SHARK

    Shark

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 100 metres, backstroke 100 metres, survival backstroke 50 metres, breaststroke 50 metres, sidestroke, 50 metres and butterfly 15 metres.

     

  • Health Insurance Claims

    Eligible members* through participating Health Funds may be able to claim for swimming Lessons run at your local YMCA Swimming Lessons provider. We are able to provide you with all the details required to log a claim should you hold the appropriate level of coverage. 

    YMCA Swimming Lessons centres are registered as a provider with Bupa and HCF, meaning members with the appropriate level of cover can claim for YMCA Swimming Lessons.

    For further details in relation to Bupa, please click here

    For further details in relation to HCF, please click here

     *YMCA NSW hold no responsibility over who is eligible under Health Fund terms and conditions to be able to place a claim for Swimming Lesson services, nor are we responsible for the level of claim provided. The claimant is responsible for all costs related to YMCA Swimming Lessons. If you are unsure, please check with your provider in relation to entitlements and claim levels prior to booking.

  • Adult Swimming Lessons

    It’s never too late to learn to swim!  Our programs offer a comprehensive and supportive learning environment where skills are taught in a simple step by step manner. Our experienced teachers cater to individual needs.

    Beginners

    In this program you will gain water confidence and basic swimming skills. Designed for adults who can’t swim or who have limited swimming ability.

    Intermediate 

    Caters for those that have basic swimming strokes. You will develop freestyle breathing and propulsion skills along with deep water swimming

    and activities.

    Advanced Stroke Correction

    For swimmers with confident swimming ability. The focus is on correction and lengthening of all strokes. Classes are tailored to suit class requirements.

  • Squads

    YMCA Swim Squads

    Whether you’re a competitive or recreational swimmer, the YMCA NSW has a swim squad that’s just right for you. Drills, stroke correction and advice on technique from professional coaches will

    help you get the most from your program, reach your goals, and get fit and have fun in the process.

  • Holiday Intensive Swimming Program

    The holiday intensive program is designed to give your child the extra attention their swimming may need. Whether they are new to the program, they have plateaued at a certain level or you’d just like to see a little more progress. Holiday Intensives are often just what they need to get them moving through the program a little faster.

  • Happy Nappy® Policy

    Children aged three and under are required to wear swimwear that fits firmly around the waist and legs - an aquatic Happy Nappy® when in the pool. You will be able to purchase a Happy Nappy® (washable and reusable) from the front desk. Parents and children will be asked to vacate the pool if they do not adhere to this policy.
    We encourage all parents to take their children to the bathroom prior to entering the pool for their swimming lessons or leisure play.