Youth Swim Lessons

Learning water safety and skills leads to a lifetime of aquatic fun! YWCA Clinton has a comprehensive Aquatics program. For new swimmers, we offer swimming lessons which teach people of all ages and abilities how to swim be safe around water. Swimming lessons are free to YWCA Family and Single Parent Activity Members after a $5 registration fee. Community members are also welcome — lesson fees are listed below. Registration dates are also listed below. For safety reasons, class size is limited to six, so early registration is encouraged. If classes get full, waiting lists are available at the front desk. Please call the YWCA front desk at 563-242-2110 to sign up during any of our sign-up weeks.

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Please scroll down on this page for class days and times at the YWCA Pool!

Swimming Lessons Offered At YWCA Pool

Note: Swim level assignments are based on endurance readiness and made by the swim instructor when assessing the students.

Splash Club

A parent/child class (6 months-3 years)
Shallow water adjustment with parent support.

Blue Swim Level

Introduction to water skills & water safety. (Preschool age 3-5 years old)

Blue A
Focus on great attitudes, following directions, feeling comfortable underwater, assisted back and front floats, and unassisted glides.

Blue B
Work on independence in the water, unassisted floats, rollovers, kicks, and jumps.

Red Swim Level

Beginner swimming basics & water safety. (5-12 years old)

Red 1
Focus on great attitudes, following directions, feeling comfortable underwater, assisted back and front floats, unassisted glides, and more.

Red 2
Work on independence in the water, unassisted floats, rollovers, kicks, jumps, and more.

Orange Swim Level

Must be able to front and back float independently, glide 3 feet, jump into water, and return to wall. (5-12 years old)

Orange 3
Work on increasing independence with front and back floats, rollovers, streamlining kicks, arm strokes, and underwater skills.

Continue to build strength, independent breathing and focus on water safety. Elementary back stroke and back crawl stroke introduction.

Yellow Swim Level

Must have passed Orange Level and be able to swim crawl stroke 60 ft. (5-12 years old)

Yellow 4
Building strength and crawl stroke improvement. Side breathing, crawl stroke, back stroke refinement, and more. Increase distance with all swim strokes. Continued water safety focus.

Green Swim Level

Must be able to swim 72 ft. with crawl stroke and back stroke. (8-14 years old)

Green 5
Introduce breast stroke and dolphin kick. Endurance, treading water, diving, water safety and more.

Gold Swim Level

Must have passed Green Swim Level or equivalent. (8-14 yrs old)

Gold 6
Advanced water safety skills, swim drills, flip turns, endurance, and more.

Summer 2017 Swim Lesson Schedules

Fall Swim Lessons Offered at YWCA Downtown Pool:

Sign up for first fall session: August 21st – September 3rd
Fall session 1: September 11th – October 29th
Sign up for second fall session: October 23rd – 29th
Fall session 2:  
October 30th – December 16th

Note: No lessons the week of Thanksgiving. 

Group Swim Lessons at the YWCA pool typically meet once per week for a total of six weeks during the school year. During the summer, YWCA swim lessons are available at both the downtown and Camanche High School pools. Swimming lessons are free to YWCA Family and Single Parent Activity Members after $5 registration fee. Please call the YWCA front desk at 563-242-2110 during registration weeks to sign up for lessons (emailed requests are not accepted). Community members are also welcome – lesson fees are listed below. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. If classes are full, waiting lists are available at the front desk.

Fall 2017 Swim Lesson Schedule for YWCA Pool:

Mondays:
10:30-11:00 am – Splash Club / Blue B
11:00-11:30 am – Blue A
6:00-6:30 pm – Blue A
6:00-6:45 pm – Red 1
6:30-7:00 pm – Splash Club
6:45-7:30 pm – Red 2
7:00-7:30 pm – Blue B

Tuesdays:
10:30-11:00 am – Splash Club / Blue A
11:00-11:30 am – Blue B
5:15-6:00 pm – Orange 3 / Yellow 4
5:45-6:15 pm – Blue B
6:00-6:45 pm – Green 5 / Gold 6
6:15-6:45 pm – Blue A

Thursdays:
5:15-5:45 pm – Blue A
5:15-6:00 pm – Red 1 / Red 2
5:45-6:15 pm – Splash Club
6:00-6:45 pm – Orange 3 / Yellow 4
6:15-6:45 pm  – Blue B

Fridays:
6:00-6:30 pm – Blue B
6:30-7:00 pm – Blue A
7:00-7:30 pm – Red 1

Saturdays:
10:00-10:30 am – Splash Club
10:00-10:45 am – Red 1 / Red 2
10:30-11:00 am – Blue A
10:45-11:30 am – Orange 3 / Yellow 4
11:00-11:30 am – Blue B
11:30 am-12:15 pm – Green 5 / Gold 6

General Policies

  • Swim level placement is determined based on endurance readiness.
  • Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled or combined.
  • Classes do not meet when the facility is closed.
  • Classes missed due to holidays, student illness, or inclement weather are not rescheduled.
  • Classes are cancelled when Clinton school district cancels school due to inclement weather.
  • During bad weather, call 242-2110 before you come to make sure we are still having class.

Group Lesson Fees

Swimming lessons are free with Family and Single Parent Activity Memberships after $5 registration fee.

Community members are also welcome and may pay for swimming lessons by session.

YWCA Pool 6-week session (1x per week): Youth Activity Members – $15, Basic Members – $40, Community Members – $45. Camanche Pool 3-week session (3x per week during summer only): Youth Activity Members – $13, Basic Members – $30, Community Members – $35. Prices are subject to change. Payment is required when signing up.

Private Swim Lessons

All private lessons meet at the YWCA pool.

Sign up for private/semi-private lessons at the YWCA front desk or by calling us at 563-242-2110. Lessons are scheduled based on instructor availability and will start one week after group lessons begin. Payment for each 5-week session is due at first lesson. Lessons are available for children and adults.

Private Lessons

One student per instructor
30 minutes for Member $50/session
30 minutes for Basic/Community $75/session
45 minutes for Member $75/session
45 minutes for Basic/Community $100/session

Semi-Private Lessons

2 or more students per instructor
(fees shown are per student)

30 minutes for Member $35/session
30 minutes for Basic/Community $60/session
45 minutes for Member $60/session
45 minutes for Basic/Community $85/sessio

Adult Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are available for adults, call the YWCA Aquatics Director at 242-2110 or email aquatics@ywcaclinton.org.

Water Therapy

With Rock Valley Therapy, call Gary at 563-243-7814.

Red Cross Classes & Fees:

American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED, Pediatric CPR & First Aid classes are scheduled once monthly.

Minimum of 3 participants and max of 10 per class.

Please call 242-2110 to sign up or for more information.

FEES: Member $80; Community $100