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Adult Swimming Lessons in Bucks County

A variety of aquatics programs at the Y are offered for older teens and adults. Aquatics programs are offered for adults at a variety of levels, from low-impact Arthritis Aquatics to Masters Level Swim Club. Check our program brochure or at the link below for a full list of offerings.

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Swim Lesson Selector

This quick guide will help you choose the swim stage that is appropriate for you or your child.


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SWIM BASICS >

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills.

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. Stage 1 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

2/WATER MOVEMENT In stage 2, 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. Stage 2 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

3/WATER STAMINA In stage 3, 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. Stage 3 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.


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SWIM STROKES >

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke development.

4/STROKE INTRODUCTION Students in stage 4 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. Stage 4 is offered to children aged 3-5 years, 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Stage 5 is offered to children aged 5-8 years and 8-12 years, teens 12-17 years, and adults age 18 and up.

6/STROKE MECHANICS | STROKE & TURN Students learn butterfly while continuing to develop endurance while refining breaststroke, back and front crawl and diving. Flip turns and diving from the block are introduced and learn about competitive swimming. Swimmers should successfully complete Stage 5 / for ages 6-12.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

YMCA aquatics offer private and semi-private lessons to allow students to work one-on-one with an instructor on their particular goals and needs. Whether you child is not able to submerge or wants to work on upper-level stroke development, the Y has an instructor that can meet your needs and schedule. Register below.

Private swim lesson contacts
Doylestown, Anahita Mir, 215.348.8132 x1183,
Quakertown, Becky  Musselman, Director of Aquatics, 215-536-9623, x126,

Program temporarily on hold: Lower Bucks region, Nicole Bandura, 267.768.4175,

Master's Swim Club

Age 16+ | It's like swim team for adults! As a sanctioned USMS team, all participants have the opportunity to individually enter into Master's meets. Meets are optional. Free to members.

SWIM CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN DOYLESTOWN

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Swim Lessons -Private/Semi-Private
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Doylestown 

Anahita Mir
Associate Director of Aquatic Operations

215.348.8132 x1183

SWIM CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN FAIRLESS HILLS

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Swim Lessons - Adult/Teen
Adult & Teen Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons - Private/Semi-Private
Private Swim Lessons
1:1 Ratio Student / Instructor
Semi-Private Swim Lessons
2:1 Ratio Student / Instructor
Swim Evaluations (all ages)
Complimentary swim evaluations
Complimentary swim evaluations to help place your child in the correct class are available free of charge. Connect with our aquatics department  at 215.348.8132.

Contact:

Newtown 

Nicole Bandura

267.768.4175

NEWTOWN, ADULT SWIM PROGRAMS

Newtown swim programs are currently on hold due to the continued closure of the pool in Chandler Hall. Stay tuned to our website for updates.

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Swim Lessons - Private/Semi-Private Lessons
Private Swim Lesson (3+ yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3+ yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Aquatic Group Exercise
Newtown Open Swim
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Newtown 

Nicole Bandura

267.768.4175

QUAKERTOWN, ADULT SWIM PROGRAMS

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Swim Lessons - Adult/Teen
Adult & Teen Swim Lessons
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Adult Swim Conditioning (12 yrs+)
Taught by an experienced swim coach, this class refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. Get a great workout while swimming laps, building endurance and increasing strength. Participants must be able to swim 100 continuous yards of freestyle.
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Aquatics Group Exercise Classes
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Swim Lessons - Private/Semi-Private
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
Semi Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman
Director of Aquatics

215-536-8841, x126