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.

Regarding Make-up Lessons
Unfortunately, due to high demand, we are unable to schedule any make-up lessons should a participant miss a class on their own accord (i.e. calling out sick, no show, etc.). The only situation where we will schedule a make-up lesson would be in instances where the pool would need an unscheduled closure due to inclement weather, COVID-19 scare, or emergency maintenance, for example. In these cases, all participants will be reached out to and all will be rescheduled as a group, not individually.

Regarding Retroactive Refunds
Please note that member discounts cannot be applied retroactively if a decision is made to purchase swim lessons at the Potential Member Price before activating a YMCA Membership.


2022 Sessions Dates & Times

SessionSaturday Lesson Dates (4 weeks)
1January 8th – January 29th, 2022
2February 12th – March 5th, 2022
3March 19th – April 9th, 2022
4April 23rd – May 21st, 2022*
*No class on April 30 due to Healthy Kids Day
5May 28th – June 18th, 2022
6July 9th – July 30th, 2022
7August 13th – September 3rd, 2022
8September 17th – October 8th, 2022
9October 22nd – November 12th, 2022
10December 3rd – December 17th, 2022
(3 weeks)
Group2022 All Other Level Times
A9:00AM – 9:45AM
B10:00AM – 10:45AM
C11:00AM – 11:45AM
D12:00PM – 12:45PM
Group2022 Water Acclimation Times
A9:00AM – 9:25AM
A29:30AM – 9:55AM
B10:00AM – 10:25AM
B210:30AM – 10:55AM
C11:00AM – 11:25AM
C211:30AM – 11:55AM
D12:00PM – 12:25PM

Stages 0 – Swim Starters

Suggested Age Range: 6 months – 2 years

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

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:25 AM)
A2 (9:30 AM – 9:55 AM)

B (10:00 AM – 10:25 AM)
B2 (10:30 AM – 10:55 AM)
C (11:00 AM – 11:25 AM)

C2 (11:30 AM – 11:55 AM)
D (12:00 PM – 12:25 PM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)
B (10:00 AM – 10:45 AM)
C (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)
D (12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)
B (10:00 AM – 10:45 AM)
C (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)
D (12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

A (9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

C (11:00 AM – 11:45 AM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

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

2022 Saturday Group Times:

B (10:00 AM – 10:45 AM)

Cost: $80/session for Members or $160/session for Potential Members
Session 10: $60/Members or $120/Potential Members

Interested in Private Swim Lessons?


Questions?

Have any questions about any of our Aquatics Programs? Feel free to contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Anelise, at anelise.puentes@mauiymca.org or 808-866-5214.