Pocono Family YMCA

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Swim Lessons

In Y Swim Lessons participants learn and practice new swimming Swimmerskills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something new that they can enjoy the rest of their lives.   While participating in fun water sports and games, children also increase their physical activity levels. Participants in Y Swim Lessons are connected to others in the class, make new friends and recognize new role models.  The participants are more comfortable and secure around water, as they learn water safety and improve their swim skills.  The Y uses the "bubble belt" system which allows students to build confidence and technique while working their way off floatation devices. 


Swim Lesson Information

  • Classes run in 8 week sessions. Pre-registration is required. Number of classes per session varies.
  • Participant must take swim test prior to registering. 
  • Parents may remain in the pool area unless they become a distraction to the participants.
  • NO use of cell phones in pool and NO photo or video allowed.
  • At the conclusion of lessons all swimmers must exit the pool area to the locker rooms. 
  • There are NO refunds.  Credits can be issued for illness ONLY and must be accompanied by a physician's note.  These requests should be presented to the Aquatics Director. 


Building strong swimmers &  confident kids.


Swim Starters Accompanied by a parent, infants & toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through confidence building experiences. Parents will learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.

Level 1 • Water Acclimation Increases comfort with underwater exploration & introduces basic self-rescue skills with assistance from an instructor. Students will learn water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills.

Level 2 • Water Movement Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 3 • Water Stamina Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Level 4 • Stroke Development & Mechanics Students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Adult Level 16 and up working on basic to advanced swimming skills.


Private Swim Lessons

One - on - one private lessons with a YMCA swim instructor.  For more information contact Taylor at ext. 128. 

Eight 45 minute lessons:

Members   $152.00       Program Members   $ 228.00        Non-Members  $304.00


Semi-Private Lessons

Two - to - One swim lessons with a YMCA swim instructor.  For more information contact Taylor at ext. 128.

Seven 45 minute lessons:

Members  $114.00 (per participant)  Program Members   $171.00 (per participant)   Non-Members  $228.00 (per participant)


Interested in Swim Team?


          Professional, experienced & trained coaches

          Evening & weekend practices

          Swim Meets for all levels

          Practice groups for all levels & interest

          Great friends, great families

          Positive & competitive environment

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