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YMCA of the Twin Tiers Swim Band System (pdf)

Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pools! Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming, water exercise and aquatic rehabiliation programs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

YMCA Swimming lessons

As the Y, we are "America's Swim Instructor" and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.  The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons in 1909 and is continuously evolving their curriculum.

In 2017, the YMCA of the USA identified the need to upgrade the Y's aquatic programs.  The Swimming Lesson program is the backbone of YMCA aquatics and because of this, enhancing the curriculum was a major component of this work.  Recently, the latest evolution of Y Swim accommodates students of varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace.
As part of the upgrade process, research revealed that emphasizing skills is essential to ensuring that students and their families understand what the swim lessons program is all about.  Emphasizing skills meant replacing the fish names with skill-based nomenclature to underscore the skills being taught in the program, as well as the foundation of water safety emphasized in the beginning stages.

Here at the YMCA of the Twin Tiers, we feel that learning how to swim and the importance of water safety is an absolute must.  We truly dedicate ourselves to providing the opportunity for quality swim instruction and introduction to water safety.  Whether you are 6 months old acclimating to the water or a veteran swimmer preparing for a triathlon, we have the perfect program for you!

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