Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons at Valley of the Sun YMCA: Building Water Safety, Skills, and Confidence

When it comes to water safety for children, formal swimming lessons play a crucial role in reducing the risk of childhood drowning by a staggering 88%. At Valley of the Sun YMCA, we strongly believe that swimming is a life skill that every child should have the opportunity to learn. That’s why we offer a wide range of youth swim lessons designed to teach water safety, improve swimming skills, and build confidence in a fun and supportive environment.

Our swim lessons are conducted under the careful supervision of YMCA-certified lifeguards, ensuring the safety of every participant. Moreover, our highly trained swim instructors hold national certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid, ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle any situation that may arise during the lessons.

We take pride in our new swim lesson curriculum, which has been developed based on extensive research and is focused on helping students master swimming skills at their own pace. We understand that each child is unique and may progress differently, so our approach provides personalized attention to every participant.

To assist you in selecting the appropriate swim lesson for your child, we have created a Swim Lesson Selector, which you can download here. This tool will help you identify the most suitable program based on your child’s age, skill level, and individual needs.

At Valley of the Sun YMCA, we are proud partners of the USA Swim Foundation and Swim Safe, organizations dedicated to promoting water safety and education. Through these partnerships, we ensure that our swim lessons adhere to the highest standards and best practices in the industry.

By enrolling your child in our youth swim lessons, you are not only providing them with essential water safety skills but also giving them the opportunity to develop a lifelong love for swimming. Join us at Valley of the Sun YMCA and let us help your child build water confidence, enhance their swimming abilities, and create lasting memories in a safe and supportive environment.

Comprehensive Youth Swim Lesson Programs

We offer a variety of comprehensive youth swim lesson programs tailored to meet the needs of different age groups and skill levels. Whether your child is a beginner or an experienced swimmer looking to refine their technique, our programs have something for everyone. Our certified instructors will guide your child through each lesson, focusing on skill mastery and progression.

Safe and Supportive Learning Environment

At Valley of the Sun YMCA, safety is our top priority. All swim lessons are conducted under the watchful eyes of YMCA-certified lifeguards who are trained to respond effectively in case of emergencies. Our instructors are not only skilled swimmers but are also certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid, ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for your child.

Personalized Attention and Flexible Pace

We understand that every child is unique and may have different learning needs. That’s why our swim lesson programs provide personalized attention to each participant, allowing them to progress at their own pace. Our instructors will work closely with your child, offering guidance and support to help them achieve their swimming goals.

Download the Swim Lesson Selector

To help you choose the most suitable swim lesson for your child, we have created a Swim Lesson Selector tool. This valuable resource will assist you in determining the appropriate program based on your child’s age, skill level, and individual preferences.

Download Swim Lesson Selector

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Parent/Child Group Lessons

  • Ages: 6 months-36 months
  • Parent/guardian must be in water with child
  • Ratio 10:1

Preschool Aged Group Lessons

  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Parent must be present on pool deck
  • Ratio 6:1

School Aged Group Lessons

  • Ages: 6-12 years old
  • Parent does not need to be present on pool deck
  • Ratio 8:1

Private & Semi Private Lessons

Available upon request

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