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ARMED SERVICES YMCA OF KILLEEN

SWIM LESSONS

The Y is America's leading swim instructor. Ys have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. All of our instructors are certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Our programs include parent/toddler introductory programs, preschool, and progressive youth swim, swim league, master swim, team, lap swimming and much more.

For all swim lessons we require a swim assessment prior to new students registering for swim lessons. Swim assessments are available any time during hours of operation. Simply request a swim assessment at our membership desk when you check in! 

Check out our Swim Lesson Schedule!

SWIM LESSONS DURING COVID-19

Swim lessons will be looking different as we develop guidelines in conjunction with CDC recommendations and the State of Texas guidelines. Our swim lesson level names have changed to reflect these guidelines. 

Guidelines:

  • Registration:
    • Must register in person at the front desk.
    • In water assessments are not required to register for Parent and Child (1-4) classes. Verbal assessments can be conducted.
    • In water assessments are required for Levels 4 and 5 only.
    • A registration slip from the Aquatics Office is required to register at the front desk.
  • In Parent and Child classes (1-4), a parent or guardian, living in the same household, must accompany the child to every class and remain in the water for the entire duration of the class. This ensures the child has the proper support and assistance to safely participate in class and ensure social distancing remains.
  • Water Safety Instructors will remain at least 6 feet from all participants. This includes observing and instructing from the pool deck and in the water. Visuals and demonstrations will be utilized as teaching aids.
  • Participants will remain at least 6 feet from other participants within class. 
  • Equipment handed out and used in class will be sanitized before and after each class. Equipment will not be shared between participants during class.
  • Masks and gloves are not required while in the water.
  • No congregating on the pool deck before class. Instructors will call their class from the hallway.
  • Limited changing rooms available. Please arrive already changed in a bathing suit.
  • No adult beginner classes will be offered at this time.
  • Private lessons
    • A parent must accompany the child if they are below a Level 4 skill level.
    • No adult beginner levels at this time.
  • A doctor's note is required to reschedule a missed lesson.

SWIM LESSON LEVELS

PARENT-CHILD 1 (Parent/Child)
Age: 6 months - 3 years
Requirements: Parent in the water
Skills Covered: Parents with with their children to learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills, such as floating, kicking, and swimming underwater.

PARENT-CHILD 2 (Preschool 1 and 2)
Age:
3 years - 5 years
Requirements: Parent in the water
Skills Covered: Parents work with their children to develop comfort in submerging, floating, and forward movement with little to no help.

PARENT-CHILD 3 (Level 1 and 2)
Age:
6 years - 12 years
Requirements: Parent in the water
Skills Covered: Parents work with their children to develop comfort in submerging, floating, and forward movement with little to no help.

PARENT-CHILD 4 (Preschool 3 and Level 3)
Age:
 3 years - 12 years
Requirements: Parent in the water
Skills Covered: Parents work with their children to swim to safety from a longer distance, tread water, rhythmic breathing, and front crawl.

LEVEL 4 - STROKE IMPROVEMENT 
Age:
6 years - 12 years
Requirements:
In water assessment
Skills Covered:
Students work on stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Open turns are introduced.

LEVEL 5 - STROKE REFINEMENT
Age:
 6 years - 12 years
Requirements: In water assessment
Skills Covered: Students refine their stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, and breaststroke. Flip turns are introduced. 

 

 

For all swim lessons we require a swim assessment prior to new students registering for swim lessons.

Swim assessments are available any time during hours of operation. Simply request a swim assessment at our membership desk when you check in!