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Teen Swim Lessons

Group and private swim lessons are available for youth age 12-18. We specialize in all aspects of water safety and lifelong swim skills ranging from overcoming fear of water to upper level stroke development. Learning to swim at the Y is about more than just stroke development. It's a swimmer-centered approach, where students learn through play, hands-on exercises and creative repetition.

Youth are taught privately or in small groups with swimmers at their skill level. When ready, swimmers can apply their skills to upper level programs like swim team, lap swimming for exercise, lifeguard training and Masters Swimming.

Swimming is an activity you can enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the exercise, sport and fun that is swimming!

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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.

DOYLESTOWN

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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 215.348.8131.
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Swim Lessons -Private/Semi-Private
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to adult)
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Swim Team (age 6-21)
Intramural - Academy | Dolphins Club (6 to 12 yrs)
Please contact Tim Ryan, head coach, 215.348.8131, x1149 if you have questions.
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Competitive - SENIOR (14 to 18 yrs)
Online registration not available. Contact Tim Ryan to inquire about registration, 215.348.8131, x1149
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Competitive - Age Group 1 (6 to 9 yrs)
Online registration is not available.
Contact Tim Ryan to inquire about registration, 215.348.8131, x1149
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Competitive - Age Group 2 (10 to 14 yrs)
Online registration not available. Contact Tim Ryan to inquire about registration, 215.348.8131, x1149
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Swim Clinics
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FAIRLESS HILLS

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Swim Lessons - Adult/Teen
Teen Beginner Swim (11-17 Yrs)
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Adult Beginner
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Swim Team
Swim Team
Online registration for swim team at our Fairless Hills branch is not available. Please contact Tim Ryan for more information on joining at tryan@ymcabucks.org.
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QUAKERTOWN

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Swim Lessons - Adult/Teen
Adult & Teen Swim Lessons
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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.
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Aquatics Group Exercise Classes
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Swim Lessons - Private/Semi-Private
Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
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Semi Private Swim Lessons (3 yrs to Adult)
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Contact:

Fairless Hills 

Jacqueline Condict
Aquatics Coordinator

215.949.3400 ext. 24

Newtown 

Dana  Michalski
Associate Director of Aquatics

267.759.6868

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman
Director of Aquatics

215-536-9622, x126