Lessons

Learn to Swim at the Y!  The YMCA of Western Stark County offers swim lessons for those of all ages! We pride ourselves in offering a level for each individual to grow and develop their skills.

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Swim Starters (Ages 6 months-3 years)

Stage A-Water Discovery & Stage B Water Exploration

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Preschool Levels (Ages 3-5)

Stage 1 Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Stage 2 Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 3 Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

School Age Levels (Ages 5+)

Stage 1 & 2 Water Acclimation/Movement

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Stage 3 & 4 Water Stamina/Stroke Introduction

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stage 5 Stroke Development

Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Swim Team

Visit our Bull Sharks' web page for more info.

Visit our Massillon YMCA Gators web page

 

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Questions?

Susan Scheetz (Towpath Trail YMCA)
(330) 879-0800
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Brian Ohm (Massillon Family YMCA)
(330) 837-5116
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