Pocono Family YMCA

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Swim Lessons

In Y Swim Lessons participants learn and practice new swimming Swimmerskills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something new that they can enjoy the rest of their lives.   While participating in fun water sports and games, children also increase their physical activity levels. Participants in Y Swim Lessons are connected to others in the class, make new friends and recognize new role models.  The participants are more comfortable and secure around water, as they learn water safety and improve their swim skills.  The Y uses the "bubble belt" system which allows students to build confidence and technique while working their way off floatation devices. 


Swim Lesson Information

  • Classes run in 8 week sessions. Pre-registration is required. Number of classes per session varies.
  • Participant must take swim test prior to registering. 
  • Parents may remain in the pool area unless they become a distraction to the participants.
  • NO use of cell phones in pool and NO photo or video allowed.
  • At the conclusion of lessons all swimmers must exit the pool area to the locker rooms. 
  • There are NO refunds.  Credits can be issued for illness ONLY and must be accompanied by a physician's note.  These requests should be presented to the Aquatics Director. 


Building strong swimmers &  confident kids.

Swim Starters • Accompanied by a parent, infants & toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through confidence building experiences. Parents will learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.

Level 1 • Water Acclimation Increases comfort with underwater exploration & introduces basic self-rescue skills with assistance from an instructor. Students will learn water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills.

Level 2 • Water Movement Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Level 3 • Water Stamina Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

Level 4 • Stroke Development & Mechanics Students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Adult Level • 16 and up working on basic to advanced swimming skills.

Member $76.00               Non-Member $114.00


Masters Swim Class

A swim training group for adults who have the desire to improve their health, compete or simply enjoy a low impact workout with some friends.  Under the guidance of ASCA Level 1, USA Swimming coach Kevin Donovan, the Masters Swim Class will focus on training and stroke refinement.  Practices utilize equipment such as boards and fins. 

*  Participants must be competent swimmers with basic knowledge of swimming.

Members: $76.00/session          Non-Members:  $100/session 

Drop in Fee:  Members $7.00/class      Non-Members:  $10.00/class

*Class will only run if there are 3 or more participants.


                                                  YMCA PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

The Pocono Family YMCA Offers one-on-one private instructions to help you or your child achieve your swimming goals! Private lessons are 30 minutes long.  These lessons are scheduled based on your availability and the instructor! :                                                           

                                                      1 class               3 classes             5 classes

                    Members:                   $25                       $75                   $105

                    Non-Members:           $40                       $120                 $180



                                                      YMCA SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

 The Pocono Family YMCA Offers 2-3 swimmers with 1 instructor private lessons to help you or your children achieve your swimming goals! Semi-private lessons are 30 minutes long.  These lessons are scheduled based on your availability and the instructor!  


                                                    1 Class                3 Classes              5 Classes

                     Members:                    $40                      $120                     $180

                     Non-Members:            $70                      $210                      $325


 Contact Erika for more information or to schedule your lessons- 570-421-2525 Ext 128


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