Classes

YMCA Swimming Lessons

Starfish

Starfish
  • Parent in water with child
  • Parent/carer aquatic safety education
  • Socialising with group activities
  • Water exploration activities
  • Buoyancy & floatation activities incorporating attempted movement towards target with & without aids
Age Range
6 - 12 months
Class Size
8:1

Periwinkle

Periwinkle
  • Parent in water with child
  • Parent/carer aquatic safety education
  • Comfortable & confident in an aquatic environment
  • Independently follows simple requests
  • Comfortable & confident submersion on request
Age Range
1 - 2 years
Class Size
8:1

Minnow

Minnow
  • Parent in water with child
  • Buoyancy/floatation activities
  • Introduction to kicking & arm movement
  • Introduction to bubble blowing & kicking
  • Deliberate movement towards a target
Age Range
2 - 3 years
Class Size
8:1

Tadpole

Tadpole
  • Push & glide with bubbles
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Aided jump & return to edge
  • Extended arm paddle
  • Aided kick on front & back
  • Aided treading water
  • Torpedo 3m
Age Range
3 - 5 years
Class Size
4:1

Goldfish

Goldfish
  • Jump entry & return to edge
  • Independent rollover
  • Recover object from chest depth water
  • Torpedo 3m
  • Kick on back 5m
  • Freestyle & Backstroke arms
  • Tread water for 15 seconds
Age Range
3 - 5 years
Class Size
5:1

Flying Fish

Flying Fish
  • Step in entry & recover
  • Freestyle & backstroke 10m
  • Introduction to breaststroke, survival backstroke & butterfly kick
  • Duck dive, swim underwater for 3m & recover an object
  • Throw a buoyant aid & direct a partner to safety
Age Range
3 - 5 years
Class Size
5:1

Octopus

Octopus
  • Push & glide
  • Kick on front & back with aid 5m
  • Paddle & kick
  • Torpedo 3m
  • Treading water
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
5:1

Sardine

Sardine
  • Jump entry into deep water & recover
  • Kick on front with aid & side breathing 10m
  • Kick on back 10m
  • Backstroke, freestyle & torpedo 5m
  • Float, scull & tread water for 30 seconds & signal for help
  • Duck dive
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
6:1

Salmon

Salmon
  • Seated dive
  • Step in entry & recover
  • Freestyle & backstroke 12m
  • Survival backstroke with aid 5m
  • Breaststroke kick with aid 5m
  • Float, scull & tread water for 1 minute & signal for help
  • Duck dive, swim underwater for 3m & recover object
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
6:1

Tuna

Tuna
  • Stride entry 
  • Freestyle & backstroke 25m  
  • Survival backstroke 12m 
  • Breaststroke kick with breath 12m 
  • Forward somersault 
  • Crouch dive
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
6:1

Dolphin

Dolphin
  • Compact jump
  • Freestyle & backstroke 50m
  • Survival backstroke
  • Breaststroke 25m
  • Tumble turn
  • Dolphin kick 12m
  • Shallow dive
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
7:1

Shark

Shark
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Freestyle & backstroke 100m
  • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 50m
  • Butterfly 15m
  • Sidestroke 25m
  • Using combination of strokes 400m swim
  • Clothed swim, float, scull & tread water for 5 mins, remove clothes & swim for 5 mins
Age Range
5 years +
Class Size
7:1