Competitive swimming skills are taught and developed in a fun environment that also emphasizes teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and accomplishing goals. Competitive swim meets are held throughout the season. Participants must be able to swim two lengths of the pool using the freestyle and backstroke techniques. In addition, participants must be able to demonstrate components of breaststroke and butterfly. Contact the aquatics director for details. Must be a YMCA member to join.
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body
of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student?s future progress in swimming.
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.