Our swim lessons are based on the newest swim lesson curriculum from the Y of the USA: Safety Around Water. Through this approach to swim lessons, kids of all ages can progress at their own pace, while building the confidence needed to become a successful swimmer.
Beginners learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills.
For those who have mastered the fundamentals, lessons will focus on learning additional water safety skills, building stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increasing social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and fostering a lifetime of physical activity.
Our qualified instructors will evaluate your child and place him or her in a group according to his or her developmental milestones. Please keep in mind, every swimmer is unique and will learn and grow at their own pace.
For more information on our swim levels, visit our program overview or swim lesson selector.
Andover/North Andover lessons are Fast Track programs. For curriculum purposes, a two consecutive month minimum is required.
To keep with our small ratios and maintain the quality of the program, make-ups or transfers are not permitted.
Parents/guardians are required to be in the building during programming.
All levels are taught within each class and children are grouped with others of a like ability. Swimmers are evaluated and grouped by level on the first day of classes.
We have placed limits and ratios for all classes and levels to promote overall health, safety and quality guidelines.
To promote overall safety and health for staff and swimmers if you or your swimmer are felling ill or exhibiting signs and symptoms of illness, please refrain form attending programming at the YMCA. You may be asked to sit out a lesson/head home if you or your swimmer is exhibiting any signs of symptoms if illness.See Times & Register Andover/North Andover see times & register lawrence