Whether your school-age child is a new swimmer or has been swimming circles around you, the Y swimming program offers a class that is just right for your child’s skill level. Classes are taught in a fun and positive environment by a qualified and caring swim instructor's.
This program takes the stepping-stone approach by building your child’s confidence in the area of personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sport, games, and rescue skills. Class placement in the Y swimming program is based on your child’s demonstrated water skills. Skill evaluations are conducted on the first day of class to ensure that your child is in the appropriate program level. If you are not certain of your child’s ability, you may contact your Aquatic Director to discuss your child’s skills.
Y Swimming Locations
Horn Family YMCA
4901 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque NM 87110
McLeod Mountainside Family YMCA
12500 Comanche Rd NE
Albuquerque NM 87111
Beginner swimmers: This class will focus on basic swim skills. The objective is to equip the student with basic safety skills and knowledge to make them as safe as possible in and around the water.
Beginner swimmers but comfortable: These students are able to swim on their front or back without assistance, and jump safely from the side with progression to deep water swimming.
Intermediate swimmers: Students are capable of swimming front crawl, backstroke, and jumping into deep water. The class is designed to improve their endurance, coordination, and ability to care for themselves while in the water.
Intermediate/advanced swimmers: These students are capable of swimming 25 yards front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, side stroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly using correct technique.
Advanced swimmers: These students are capable of swimming 50 yards of front crawl, backstroke, sidestroke, elementary back stroke, and butterfly using correct technique.
Advanced: These students are here to develop and perfect swim skills already learned. New skills introduced in this course are variations of swimming strokes previously taught and stroke refinement.
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark Combo Class
The Fish, Flying Fish, and Shark combined class is designed for those students wanting to enhanced their stroke technique for front crawl and backstroke. This class places three swimming levels into one and challenges students to learn teamwork, leadership and basic character values. The introduction and the development of more advanced strokes such as breaststroke and butterfly are a part of this, along with other strokes, both old and new. As with all YMCA Aquatic programs, friendly, knowledgeable and supportive staff and instructors.