Greater Omaha Youth Swimming Lessons
Swimming is a valuable life skill, a great exercise routine and a challenging sport. The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers youth swimming lessons (for all ages), family swim sessions, competitive swimming teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs. At the Y, everyone can safely enjoy some time at our pools, get wet and have fun!
Our youth swim lessons teach important life-saving and water safety skills, with classes designed to introduce your child to swimming in a safe environment.
- Swim Lessons and Classes for all ages (starting at 6 months)
- Private and small group classes
- Youth Swim Team
- Swimming lessons for children
- Private adult swim lessons
- Parent/Child Swim Lessons
- Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons
- Private and Small Group Classes
- Session Dates
PARENT/CHILD SWIM LESSONS
Waterbabies (6 months-3 years)
Classes are designed to allow the parent and child to have fun in the water while the parent guides their child to learn aquatic skills and safety.
Perch (2-3 years)
This class is designed for new swimmers and their parents to have fun in the water. With the help of the parent, the instructor teaches swimming skills and safety.
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (3-5 years)
Each level of the preschool programs focuses on personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue skills. Each child progresses through the program at their own pace, with each level of the program designed to take up to a year to complete.
Pike – this class is designed for beginning swimmers.
Eel – to enroll in Eel, a child must be able to swim on front, back, and side at least 10 yards with flotation and 5 feet without flotation.
Ray – to enroll in Ray, a child must be able to swim on front, back and side at least 25 yards with flotation and 15 feet without flotation.
Starfish – to enroll in Starfish, a child must be able to swim a basic front crawl with breathing and back crawl for 20 feet without flotation.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (6-15 years)
Each level of Youth Swim Lessons focuses on personal safety,
personal growth, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue skills. Each child progresses through the program at their own pace, with each level of the program designed to take up to a year to complete.
Polliwog – this class is designed for beginning swimmers.
Guppy – to enroll in Guppy, a child must be able to paddle on front, back and side for 20 feet without flotation.
Minnow – to enroll in Minnow, a child must be able to paddle on front, side and back 25 yards and be comfortable in deep water.
Fish – to enroll in Fish, a child must be able to swim front crawl with breathing, back crawl, breaststroke, side stroke and elementary backstroke for 25 yards.
Flying Fish – to enroll in Flying Fish, a child must be able to swim 50 yards of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly.
Shark – to enroll in Shark, a child must be able to swim 100 yards of front crawl with bi-lateral breathing, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl, sidestroke, 50 yards of lifesaving stroke, and 15 yards of butterfly.
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP
Some children respond better to more individual time with the instructor. Our 30-minute private and small group classes offer an environment that fosters a one-on-one learning experience. Small group youth swimming lessons are limited to two to four children per class, depending on location.
Private swim lessons are perfect for adults needing to learn or improve their stroke.
Adaptive Swim Lessons – Our youth swim lessons are also a part of our special needs adaptive program, for kids who have a physical or mental disability. An aquatic environment is the perfect place to experience many social, emotional and physical benefits. We provide a fun and safe environment for participants to meet new friends and learn basic water safety skills. Classes are offered at our Armbrust, Maple Street and Council Bluffs locations.
January 8 – March 4 – 8 weeks
March 5 – April 29 – 8 weeks
Parent/Child & Preschool Swim Lessons (30 minute classes)
Member: $54 Non member: $108
Youth Swim Lessons (40 min classes)
Member: $56 Non member:$112
Small Group Swim Lessons:
Member: $80 Non member: $160