Swimming lessons are held at the Downtown Janesville Y Aquatic Center. NEW 6 WEEK CLASSES!!
SESSION 1: Aug. 26-Oct. 5
Early Registration: Aug 1 - 22
Late Registration: Aug 23 - 25
SESSION 2: Oct. 7 - Nov. 16
Early Registration: Sept. 12 - Oct. 3
Late Registration: Oct. 4 - 6
SESSION 3: Nov. 18 - Dec. 21*
Early Registration: Oct. 24 - Nov. 14
Late Registration: Nov. 15 - 17
*5 week session
PRESCHOOL CLASSES (AGES 6MOS - 5) - 30 MIN LESSONS
Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace. ***Parents are asked to please not get in the water for preschool classes, with the exception of Shrimp Dip.***
Shrimp Dip: This is a parent/tot class, parents must be in the water with their child. We are children ages 6 months to 3 years of age wanting to have fun, exercise, and learn water adjustment. We are with our parent and enjoying that bonding experience. We will have a positive learning experience while being introduced to basic aquatics safety.
Pre-Tadpoles: I am a true beginner for my age group ages 2 to 3. I will learn water adjustment, blow bubbles, experience floating, and getting my face wet and learn to interact with others in my age group. Maximum of 4 students.
Tadpole: I am a beginner as well but my age group is between 3 to 5 years old. I will also learn water adjustment, blow bubbles, experience floating, and get my face wet. In addition, I will learn to interact with others. Maximum of 4 students.
Pike: I am a swimmer comfortable with getting my face wet and floating with assistance. I am ready to begin using my big arms and attempting to swim a little on my own with or without assistance. Maximum of 6 students.
Eel: I am an intermediate swimmer. I can swim and float on my front and back on my own. I will practice my breathing techniques, coordination, and build my confidence throughout with encouragement from my swim instructors. Maximum of 6 students.
Ray: I am an advanced preschool swimmer. I can swim across the pool without help. I will practice treading water, stroke technique and rotary breathing. Maximum of 6 students.
YOUTH (AGES 6 TO 12)- 40 MINUTE LESSONS
Polliwog: I am a beginner swimmer and do not know how to swim on my own. I will learn water adjustment, floating, safety skills and introduction to back and front crawl. Maximum of 6 students.
Guppy: I am an advanced beginner. I can already float on my front and back and swim a few yards of front crawl. I will learn rotary breathing, back crawl, and build my confidence. Maximum of 6 students.
Minnow: I am an intermediate swimmer. I can swim the front crawl the width of the pool with rotary breathing. I will practice the breaststroke, water safety skills, and improve my endurance. Maximum of 6 students.
Fish: I am an advanced swimmer and can swim at least 10 lengths of the pool during a swim lesson. I will be learning turns for the front and back crawl and my breaststroke, sidestroke will be refined along with the butterfly. Maximum of 6 students.
Competitive Skills: I am an advanced swimmer. I can swim 50 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. I will continue to improve my butterfly stroke and continue to excel in stroke technique, and do my best to increase my endurance.
Adaptive Aquatics: For children who have developmental and physical challenges that need to be placed in a smaller teacher to student ratio. This class is designed to provide socialization as well as introduction to aquatic skills that meet the needs of the individual disability. This is also for the parent who wishes not to mainstream their child in group lessons. Maximum 2 students.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
The YMCA offers one-on-one private swim lessons with an experienced swim instructor to get you swimming the way you want! Available for all ages and open to everyone from beginners to advanced swimmers.
Lessons are 30 minutes long and scheduled at your convenience. Limit 3 students per lesson. To request a lesson, please fill out the private lesson request form.
Member: $20/per lesson
Non-Member: $40/per lesson