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YMCA Swim Lessons

This year, the MetroWest YMCA updated its lessons to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers' progress between levels.  Through this latest approach to swim lessons, kids of all ages can progress at their own pace while building the confidence needed to become a successful swimmer. 
Y Swim Lessons have been re-organized into three new categories: 
  • Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months to 3 years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.
  • Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
  • Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.


Registration for Swim Lessons is going on now.  Should you have a question as to which level you should sign yourself or your child up for, please view the new Swim Lesson Selector Chart (pictured below) or schedule a Swim Evaluation at the Member Service Desk.  Swim evaluations are held on Saturdays from 2:00-2:15pm.
We look forward to teaching you and your children a valuable life saving skill...the skill of swimming.
Jean Hear, Aquatics Director
Katie DuPont, Framingham Branch Associate Executive Director