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Swim Basics Swim Lessons

Due to capacity limits in the pool area, we are only allowing one adult per family to accompany children to Swim Lessons at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do not want to have to further limit the number of children we can have in each session in order to accommodate more spectators. Please also note that congregating in hallways and other common areas of the Y is not allowed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Students in our Swim Basics Swim Lessons learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit—and jump, push, turn, grab. Students are taught the recommended skills to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Activities, games and drills to reinforce learning are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.

Stage Descriptions
  • 1 / Water Acclimation – Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
  • 2 / Water Movement – Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
  • 3 / Water Stamina – Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.​

If you have a question about what level to choose for your child, contact Aquatics Director Tara Young (contact info below).

Spring 2021 Info

Swim Lessons are held twice a week on weekday evenings for three weeks or for four Saturday mornings. You can choose Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday nights. On Saturday mornings, Stages 1-3 have lessons at the same time. We will divide the kids into appropriate groups on the first day of lessons. Weekday evening lessons are divided by stages. Evening lessons are 30 minutes and morning lessons are 45 minutes.

  • Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday evenings (May 3-20): Stages 1-2 from 5-5:30pm; Stage 3 from 5:30-6pm
  • Saturday mornings (May 1-22): Stages 1-3 from 10-10:45am
Summer 2021 Info

Summer swim lessons are held for 2 weeks on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday mornings or evenings for 30 minutes each day. Stages 1-3 have lessons at the same time. We will divide the kids into appropriate groups on the first day of lessons. Morning lessons are from 10-10:30am and evening lessons are from 5-5:30pm. Session dates are listed below:

  • June 1-10, 2021 (EVENING ONLY)
  • June 15-24, 2021
  • July 6-15, 2021
  • July 20-29, 2021
  • August 3-12, 2021

Please note: The child taking lessons must be a member to receive the member rate.

Ages: 3 years old and up

Member Fee: $45

Non-Member Fee: $75

Location: Carlisle Family YMCA Indoor Pool

Sessions: See above


Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 10pm

7am – 5pm

10am – 4pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8:30pm

7am – 4pm

10am – 3pm