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Upcoming Registration Dates

Butler YMCA: Summer Session: Members: June 15-29, 2024 | Non-Members: June 19-29, 2024



Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA: Summer Session: Members: May 17, 2024 | Non-Members: May 20, 2024 (registration will remain open until one week prior to program start.)


Group Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are taught by swim instructors and may have up to 6 total students. Lessons start as early as 6 months and go as old as 17 years old!

Check out the different swim lesson levels below to determine which is the right fit for your child.

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Lesson Selector

Before registering for a class, please view our Swim Lesson Selector to ensure your child has the proper skills to participate.

Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Lesson Selector:

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Butler YMCA Lesson Selector:

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Swim Lesson Level Description

Level A Water Discovery

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Level B Water Exploration

Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Level 1 Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Level 2 Water Movement

Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Level 3 Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. (Must be Yellow Band)

Level 4 Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. (Must be Green Band)

Level 5 Stroke Development

Students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. (Must be Green Band)

Level 6 Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. (Must be Green Band)


Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons give you 1-on-1 access with a certified swim instructor. Learn to swim or hone your swim strokes at a pace that works for you!

Butler YMCA Only:

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Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA only:

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