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Classes

​Swimming lesson classes are split into 12 levels. Use the filter below to display relevant levels, or use the Class Self Assessment tool to find out which level is best suited. View the Live Class Timetable​ to find a suitable day and time.

YMCA Swimming Lessons

Starfish

Starfish
  • Parent in water with child
  • Introduction to submersion activities
  • Reaching & grasping for safety
  • Buoyancy & floatation activities
  • Blowing bubbles on surface
  • Socialising with group activities

* Subject to availability. If not offered at your local Y, please book into Periwinkle.

Age Range
6 months - 2 years
Class Size
Up to 8

Periwinkle

Periwinkle
  • Parent in water with child
  • Aided movement in water
  • Aided jump and return to edge
  • Supported front and back float
  • Safe entry on request
  • Blow bubbles with face in the water
  • Reaching and grasping for safety
Age Range
6 months - 2 years
Class Size
Up to 8

Minnow

Minnow
  • Parent in water with child
  • Independently jump and return to edge
  • Paddle and kick
  • Kicking on front and back
  • Reaching and grasping for safety
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Unaided floating
Age Range
2+ years
Class Size
Up to 8

Tadpole

Tadpole
  • Aided jump and return to edge
  • Aided float on front and back
  • Torpedo for 3m
  • Aided kicking on front and back
  • Extended arm paddle
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
3+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Goldfish

Goldfish
  • Independent float on front and back
  • Jump entry and return to edge
  • Kick on back and front for 5m
  • Freestyle and Backstroke arms for 5m
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick
  • Recover an object from chest depth water
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
3+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Flying Fish

Flying Fish
  • Perform a mushroom float
  • Step in entry and recover
  • Freestyle and backstroke for 10m
  • Introduction to breaststroke arms
  • Breaststroke kick with an aid for 5m
  • Duck dive, swim underwater for 1m-3m and recover an object
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
3+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Octopus

Octopus
  • Jump entry & return to edge
  • Independent front and back float
  • Torpedo for 3m
  • Paddle & kick for 5m
  • Introduction to Freestyle and Backstroke arms
  • Kicking on back unaided for 3m
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Sardine

Sardine
  • Jump entry into deep water & recover
  • Seated Dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 5m
  • Kicking on front with an aid & side breathing for 10m
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick
  • Various water safety activities
  • Mushroom float
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 6

Salmon

Salmon
  • Step in entry & recover
  • Kneeling Dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 12m
  • Breaststroke kick and Survival Backstroke with an aid for 5m
  • Duck dive, swim for 3m under water & recover an object
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 6

Tuna

Tuna
  • Stride in entry and Crouch dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 25m
  • Breaststroke kick with breathing for 12m
  • Introduction to breaststroke arms
  • Introduction to dolphin kick
  • Perform a forwards somersault
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 7

Dolphin

Dolphin
  • Shallow dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 50m
  • Breaststroke for 25m
  • Introduction to butterfly arms
  • Dolphin kick and Sidestroke kick for 12m
  • Perform a tumble turn
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 7

Shark

Shark
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 100m
  • Breaststroke and Survival backstroke for 50m
  • Butterfly for 15m
  • Use a combination of strokes to complete a 400m swim
  • Sidestroke for 25m
  • Various water safety activities
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 7