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Youth Aquatics

Strong Swimmers. Confident Kids.

Session Information

Winter 2 Session: February 21st – April 16th (2022)
Currently in Session!!
No classes during Break Week: March 21st – 26th (2022)
Spring Session: April 18th – June 4th (2022)
Member registration begins April 4th.
Non-Member registration begins April 11th.
Summer Session: June 13th – August 20th (2022) 
Member registration begins May 30th.
Non-Member registration begins June 6th.
No classes during Break Week: July 4th – 10th (2022)

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Flip & Float (Ages 3-5)

Members: $52 | Non-Members: $96

Flip & Float is a preschool program that spends a half hour in the gymnastics center working on fine and gross motor skills, flexibility, and basic tumbling skills. The next half hour is spent in the pool working on floats, kicks, scoops, blowing bubbles, and learning the basics of swimming.

Tuesday, Thursday                    4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Parent and Child Lessons

Members: $32 | Non-Members: $60

Stage A: Introduce your child to the aquatic environment. Learn how to safely work with your child using music, games, and various instructional tools.

Stage B: Building on skills learned during stage A, this class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety. Swim diapers are required for non-potty trained children.

Thursdays   5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Saturdays   9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Swim Lessons

Members: $32 | Non-Members: $60

Students learn water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills: “swim, float, swim” and “jump, push, turn, grab.”

Thursdays   5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Saturdays   9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   

School Age Swim Lessons

Members: $38 | Non-Members: $68

Children are placed into one of six different levels, based on ability. Whether this is your child’s first time in lessons or they’re wanting to get ready for the swim team, the Y’s experienced aquatic staff will teach your child the skills they need to swim safely and effectively.

Level 1: Water Acclimation: No skill prerequisites. Children develop comfort for water exploration and learn basic self-rescue skills with an emphasis on water safety.

Level 2: Water Movement: Teaches forward movement and basic self-rescue skills with alternating arm and leg actions.

Level 3: Water Stamina: Intermediate self-rescue skills and continued coordination of arm/leg actions.

Level 4: Stroke Introduction: Introduces basic stroke techniques: front and back crawl, backstroke, and treading water.

Level 5: Stroke Development: Introduces breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Reinforces water safety.

Level 6: Stroke Mechanics: Refines stroke techniques and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

How do I know what level my child should be in?

If your child is currently enrolled in swim lessons, the new level will be marked on their report card at the end of their current session. If your child is not currently enrolled in lessons, click here to download our swim lesson level guide.

Tuesdays (Levels 4, 5, & 6)                   5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday (Levels 1, 2, & 3)                   5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday (All Levels)                            10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Package includes 4 half hour lessons, scheduled upon request.

Private: Members: $100 | Non-Members: $120

Semi-Private: Members: $60* | Non-Members: $80* (*per child)

Who benefits from private lessons?

  • Children uncomfortable in lessons
  • Older children who are non-swimmers
  • Quick improvement of certain strokes and technique
  • Special needs children
  • Those with a big fear of water
  • Those who want to learn skills at their own pace
  • Anyone interested in joining the swim team wanting to get a head start.

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Pool Policies

Parents are welcome to stay in the pool and watch their children participate in swim lessons, provided they are seated on the bleachers. Parents will be asked to leave if their presence interferes with lessons or if siblings are running on deck.

  • Missed swim lessons cannot be made up on different days because of the teacher/student ratio requirement.
  • For open swim, children 7 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult, in the pool, at all times.
  • Children wearing any flotation device must be within arms length of parent.
  • Any canceled classes that are out of the YMCA’s control will not be made up unless there is a break week at the end of the session.
  • A $5 late fee will be added to anyone who signs up after classes have begun. This is due to the instructor to child ratio.

Any lifeguard questioning a swimmer’s skill can request the swimmer pass the YMCA swim test: The swimmer must swim “Front Crawl” with rhythmic breathing one length of the pool (25 meters) and tread water for a minimum of 1 minute. If a swimmer is unable to pass these skills, the individual must stay where he/she can touch the bottom of the pool with their head above water.

Members are reminded that accidents and injuries could occur during participation at the YMCA. All participants should understand that they need to be prudent in their actions, keeping safety for themselves and others in mind. The swimming pool is a place where safety is #1. Members and guests are not to distract the lifeguard in any way; participants must obey the pool rules and follow the direction of the lifeguards and instructors. Parents share the responsibility of safety in all areas of the YMCA.

Inclement Weather Policy (updated November 2019)

The Green County Family YMCA no longer follows the Monroe School District cancellation policy. YMCA staff will make decisions regarding whether or not to cancel classes as inclement weather occurs. If a class must be cancelled, make up classes will not be scheduled unless arrangements can be made with the program directors, instructors, necessary support staff, and volunteers.

Closures and cancellations are posted on Facebook, our website, and via an email blast.

For additional information about aquatics classes and programs, contact Nicole Wenger at