Swim Lessons: Ages 6-12 years

Swim Lessons: Ages 6-12 years

Develop a love of swimming.

Kids love the water, which is great since Dane County has over 23,000 acres of water. With that much water surrounding us, it is important that kids know how to swim so they are prepared to face the potential dangers presented by bodies of water.  Swimming lessons at the Y are a great way for kids to develop a love of swimming while learning critical swim skills that they will use for their entire life. Swim lessons at the Y are structured to allow kids to progress as their skills progress and range from level 1 to 6.

Level 1-3 Students 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
• Jump, push, turn, grab

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2 / WATER MOVEMENT In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3 / WATER STAMINA In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Level 4-6 Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

6 / STROKE MECHANICS In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Swim Stage Descriptions

*Prices Subject to Change

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:20 am
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/11/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:20 am
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00
Non Member-Winter 12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 5:25 pm - 6:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
We - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 5:25 pm - 6:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
We - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Waiting List  

2/ WATER MOVEMENT

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
Non Member 12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:20 am
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/10/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:35 am - 10:20 am
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

2/ WATER MOVEMENT

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:50 am - 10:35 am
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:50 am - 10:35 am
Waiting List  

2/ WATER MOVEMENT

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 5:25 pm - 6:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
We - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 5:25 pm - 6:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
We - 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Waiting List  

3/ WATER STAMINA

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

3/ WATER STAMINA

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
Non Member 12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:50 am - 10:35 am
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:50 am - 10:35 am
Waiting List  

3/ WATER STAMINA

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
We - 5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
We - 5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
Waiting List  

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Waiting List  

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
We - 5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
We - 5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
Waiting List  

5/ STROKE DEVELOPMENT

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

5/ STROKE DEVELOPMENT

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 6:25 pm - 7:10 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Waiting List  

5/ STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Waiting List  

6/ STROKE MECHANICS

West YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration
Closed on
12/25/2022
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Th - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Su - 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
$51 - $103 Waiting List  

6/ STROKE MECHANICS

East YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Mo - 7:05 pm - 7:50 pm
Waiting List  
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Waiting List  

6/ STROKE MECHANICS

Sun Prairie YMCA
1/2/23 - 4/9/23
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberLimited MemberNon-Member
12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00
Non Member-Winter 12/19/22 2/26/23 Online / Front Desk $ 59.00$ 89.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/02/23 - 02/19/23
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Registration
Closed on
01/09/2023
02/20/23 - 04/09/23
Tu - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Register  
Closes
02/27/2023