GROUP SWIMMING LESSONS AT THE Y

The Y was home to the world’s first group swimming lesson in 1907. The Y has a long history and an excellent reputation for teaching people how to swim. The Maui Family YMCA is no different. With lap swimming, open and family times, water exercise classes, swimming lessons (group or private) the Maui Family YMCA has everyone’s needs covered. Our YMCA Swimming Lessons Instructors are certified to help any level of swimmer. If you are looking to learn a new stroke or just brush up on the ones you already know, our instructors can help.

Nurturing the potential of every child & teen

Students in Stage 1 of the Y’s Swimming Lessons are oriented to the aquatics environment and progressively gain skills as they move through the YMCA swim program. At later levels, students build on their basic skills to learn propulsive movements on both the front and back. Personal safety and rescue skills are included to help students meet safety goals. By the end of Stage 6 of the Y’s Swimming Lessons, students will have obtained the skills and fitness level necessary for entrance into advanced courses such as swim club or other aquatic activities.


2020 Saturday Session Dates

SessionDatesMember/Non Member Fee
1August 1st – August 22nd$80/$160
2September 12th – October 3rd$80/$160
3October 10th – October 31st$80/$160
4November 14th – December 5th$80/$160

2020 Weekday Session Dates

Member/Non Member Fee
$80/$160
SessionMonday DatesTuesday DatesWednesday DatesThursday Dates
1August 3rd – August 24thAugust 4th – August 25thAugust 5th – August 26thAugust 6th – August 27th
2September 7th – September 28thSeptember 8th – September 29thSeptember 9th – September 30thSeptember 10th – October 1st
3October 12th – November 2ndOctober 13th – November 3rdOctober 14th – November 4thOctober 15th – November 5th
4November 16th – December 7thNovember 17th – December 8thNovember 18th – December 9thNovember 20th – December 10th

Saturday Session Times

GroupTime
A9:00 AM – 9:25 AM
B9:30 AM – 9:55 AM
C10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
D10:30 AM – 10:55 AM
E11:00 AM – 11:25 AM
F12:00 PM – 12:25 PM
G12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

Weekday Session Times

GroupTimeDay
WA5:00 PM – 5:25 PMTuesday
WB5:30 PM – 5:55 PMTuesday
WC5:00 PM – 5:25 PMThursday
WD5:30 PM – 5:55 PMThursday
WE5:00 PM – 5:25 PMMonday
WF5:30 PM – 5:55 PMMonday
WG5:00 PM – 5:25 PMWednesday
WH5:30 PM – 5:55 PMWednesday

Stages 0 – Swim Starters

Suggested Age Range: 6 months – 2 years

Stage 0 – Water Discovery
Infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment and encouraged to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to respond to verbal cues and jump on land. 

In this class, you’ll help your child:

  • Blow bubbles on the surface of the water
  • Move and float with their chin in the water
  • Move and float with their head on your shoulder
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Grab the pool wall
  • Enter and exit the water

Stage 0 – Water Exploration
You’ll work with your child to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water.

In this class, you’ll help your child:

  • Blow bubbles with mouth and nose submerged in the water
  • Move and float while blowing bubbles in the water
  • Move and float with their head on your chest
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Monkey crawl
  • Enter and exit the water

Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:25 AM)
B (9:30 AM – 9:55 AM)

Stage 1 – Water Acclimation

Suggested Age Range: 3 – 5 years

Kids develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily. 

In this class, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet with help
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with help
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with help
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
  • Exit the water

Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:25 AM)
B (9:30 AM – 9:55 AM)

C (10:00 AM – 10:25 AM)
D (10:30 AM – 10:55 AM)
E (11:00 AM – 11:25 AM)
F (12:00 PM – 12:25 PM)

Weekday Group Times:

WA (Tuesday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WB (Tuesday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)
WC (Thursday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WD (Thursday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)

Stage 2 – Water Movement

Suggested Age Range: 4 – 7 years

Kids focus on body position and control, directional change, forward movement in the water and continue to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to do a front and back float on their own. 

In this class, your child will:

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for 10 feet
  • Front and back float for 20 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water

Saturday Group Times:

B (9:30 AM – 9:55 AM)
C (10:00 AM – 10:25 AM)
D (10:30 AM – 10:55 AM)

Weekday Group Times:

WA (Tuesday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WB (Tuesday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)
WC (Thursday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WD (Thursday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)

WE (Monday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WF (Monday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)
WG (Wednesday 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM)
WH (Wednesday 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM)

Stage 3 – Water Stamina

Suggested Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Kids learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages. The class also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm/leg action. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.

In this class, your child will:

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 15 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim 25 yards
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Exit the water

Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:25 AM)
C (10:00 AM – 10:25 AM)
E (11:00 AM – 11:25 AM)
F (12:00 PM – 12:25 PM)

G (12:30 PM – 12:55 PM)

Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction

Suggested Age Range: 7 – 9 years

Kids learn the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to swim 15 yards of front and back crawl. 

In this class, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 25 yards

Saturday Group Times:

B (9:30 AM – 9:55 AM)
D (10:30 AM – 10:55 AM)
F (12:00 PM – 12:25 PM)

G (12:30 PM – 12:55 PM)

Stage 5 – Stroke Development

Suggested Age Range: 8 – 11 years

Kids work on stroke technique and learn the major competitive strokes. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to swim the front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke across the pool.

In this class, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with bent-arm recovery for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke for 25 yards
  • Butterfly with simultaneous arm action and kick for 15 yards
  • Back crawl for 25 yards
  • Sidestroke for 25 yards
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for two minutes
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 50 yards

Saturday Group Times:

D (10:30 AM – 10:55 AM)
G (12:30 PM – 12:55 PM)

Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics

Suggested Age Range: 8 – 13 years

Kids refine stroke technique on the major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to swim the front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke across the pool and back.

In this class, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl for 50 yards
  • Breaststroke for 50 yards and do an open turn
  • Butterfly for 25 yards
  • Back crawl for 25 yards
  • Sidestroke or elementary backstroke for 50 yards
  • Tread water for one minute and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 150 yards

Saturday Group Times:

C (10:00 AM – 10:25 AM)

Interested in Private Swim Lessons?


Questions?

Have any questions about any of our Aquatics Programs? Feel free to contact our Aquatics Director, Seth Abdallah, at seth.abdallah@mauiymca.org or 808-419-5996.