Aquatics

Y Swim Lesson Curriculum

YMCA Swim Lessons begin with the development of basic swimming skills as well as gaining confidence and ease in the water. From there, swimmers refine the strokes they have learned and progress their skills. The lessons also include character development, family involvement and safety education components. There are three phases, beginning with Swim Starters (children 6-36 months), then Swim Basics and Swim Strokes. 

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Progressive, Youth, Swimming for Competition, Exercise and Stroke Technique

2 Lifeguards, 1 pointing

Participants must be at least 16 years old and have excellent swimming skills. The class includes all books and YMCA of the USA National Certification for YMCA Lifeguard as well as American Heart and Safety Institute CPR Pro including AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid required for certification. 

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Find out when to come swim with the family!

More times for families and kids to enjoy the pool this holiday season!

Please familiarize yourself with our new safety swim test procedures. These rules apply to all children ages 11 and under for both the indoor and the outdoor pool.

We recommend Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC.  Call them at (803) 731-9344.