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Swim Basics Swim Lessons

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).

Summer 2020 Info & Session Dates

Summer Swim Lessons are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. You can choose morning (10-10:30am) or evening (5:30-6pm) lessons. In the summer, Levels 1-3 have lessons at the same time. We will divide the kids into appropriate groups on the first day of lessons.

  • July 7-16
  • July 21-30
  • August 4-13

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: July 7-16, 2020 | July 21-30, 2020 | August 4-13, 2020

Schedule: Levels 1-3: T/W/Th from 10-10:30am OR T/W/Th from 5:30-6pm


Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8pm

7am – 5pm

10am – 4pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 7pm

7am – 4pm

10am – 3pm