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YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

Youth Swim Lessons Español

Imagine watching your child swim across the pool for the first time. Or learn a new stroke that they didn’t think they could ever do. When your kids take a swim lesson with the Y, they’ll gain confidence and learn new skills in a fun, caring environment. Not to mention the benefits of staying active and healthy!

Parent-Child Swim

Parents can share in the joy as your children become confident swimmers. Read more…

Pike: Ages 3-5, Beginner Level I

Basic paddle stroke, kicking skills, pool safety and comfort with holding face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming. Read more…

Eel: Ages 3-5, Beginner Level II

Kick, float and perform the progressive paddle stroke. Read more…

Ray: Ages 3-5, Intermediate Level I

Improve stroke development, learn more personal safety and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back and learn to tread water. Read more…

Starfish: Ages 3-5, Intermediate Level II

Continue stroke development work, as well as proper breathing techniques and introduce timing with arm and leg movements. To move on, children will swim 25 yards on their front and back. Read more…

Polliwog: Ages 6+, Beginner Level I

The basics of kicking, arm motions, breathing, floating and safety are taught. Read more…

Guppy: Ages 6+, Beginner Level II

Children learn rhythmic breathing, backstroke and continue to build endurance while learning safety skills and having fun. Read more…

Minnow: Ages 6+, Intermediate Level I

Refining stroke skills as personal safety and rescue skills are introduced. Read more…

Fish: Ages 6+, Intermediate Level II

Students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, breaststroke and the sidestroke, with turns. They are also introduced to the butterfly stroke and mask and fins. Read more…

Flying Fish: Ages 6+, Advanced Level I

In an advanced setting, students work on stroke refinement and increasing their endurance. Read more…

Preschool Swim Lessons

Get your little one water safe. Read more…

School-Age Swim Lessons

Get your child started learning to be water safe, while having fun! Read more…

Shark: Age 6+, Advanced Level II

Introduction of inverted breaststroke, the trudgen crawl and the over arm sidestroke. Read more…