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)
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills, while parents learn about water safety.

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. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

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.

Platinum Swim Level

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

Platinum 7
Fitness swimming workouts, swim strokes are used to reach a specified level of intensity sustained fro a set time. This level is an excellent way to improve cardiovascular endurance and overall physical fitness level.

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 offered twice weekly for three weeks or once weekly for six weeks. Please call the YWCA front desk at 563-242-2110 during registration weeks to sign up for lessons (emailed requests are not accepted). Swimming lessons are free to YWCA Family Members after $5 registration fee. 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.

Summer 2019 Swim Lesson Schedules

Summer 2019 Swim Lessons Offered at YWCA Downtown Pool:

Twice-Weekly Swim Lessons will be offered this summer on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur.
These lessons run two times per week for a total of 3 weeks. Call 563-242-2110 during registration week to sign up.

Sign up for first session of twice-weekly lessons:  May 28th – June 9th
Session 1 of twice-weekly lessons:  June 10th – June 28th
Sign up for second session of twice-weekly lessons:  July 1st – July 7th
Session 2 of twice-weekly lessons:  July 8th – July 26th
Sign up for third session of twice-weekly lessons: July 22nd – July 28th
Session 3 of twice-weekly lessons: July 29th – August 17th (no break week in between 2nd and 3rd sessions)

Once-Weekly Swim Lessons will also be offered this summer on Fridays or Saturdays.
These lessons run one time per week for a total of 6 weeks. Call 563-242-2110 during registration week to sign up.

Sign up for first session of once-weekly lessons:  May 28th – June 9th
Session 1 of once-weekly lessons:  June 10th – July 27th (no lessons during week of July 4th)

Summer 2019 Swim Lesson Schedule for YWCA Pool:

Mondays:
3:30-4:00 pm – Blue A
3:30-4:15 pm – Red 1 / Red 2
4:00-4:30 pm – Splash Club
4:15-5:00 pm – Orange 3 / Yellow 4
4:30-5:00 pm – Blue B

Tuesdays:
5:00-5:30 pm – Blue B
5:00-5:45 pm – Red 1/Orange 3 / Yellow 4
5:30-6:00 pm – Splash Club
5:45-6:30 pm – Red 2/Green 5 / Gold 6
6:00-6:30 pm – Blue A

Wednesdays:
3:30-4:00 pm – Blue A
3:30-4:15 pm – Red 1 / Red 2
4:00-4:30 pm – Splash Club
4:15-5:00 pm – Orange 3 / Yellow 4
4:30-5:00 pm – Blue B

Thursdays:
5:00-5:30 pm – Blue B
5:00-5:45 pm – Red 1/ Orange 3 / Yellow 4
5:30-6:00 pm – Splash Club
5:45-6:30 pm – Red 2/Green 5 / Gold 6
6:00-6:30 pm – Blue A

Fridays:
3:30-4:00 pm – Splash Club
3:30-4:15 pm – Green 5 / Platinum 7
4:00-4:30 pm – Blue B
4:15-5:00 pm – Gold 6
4:30-5:00 pm – Blue A

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

Fall 2019 Swim Lesson Schedules

Fall 2019 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
6:00-6:45 pm – Platinum 7
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

Group swimming lessons are free with Family Memberships after $5 registration fee.

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

YWCA Pool group swim sessions (6-week session pricing): YWCA Family Members – $5, YWCA Youth & Worthy Child Members – $15, Community Members – $45.

YWCA Pool group swim sessions (8-week session pricing): YWCA Family Members – $5, YWCA Youth & Worthy Child Members – $20, Community Members – $60.

Private Swim Lessons

All private lessons meet at the YWCA pool.

Sign up for private/semi-private lessons the week following group swim lesson registration, 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 session is due at first lesson. Lessons are available for children and adults.  Note, there are no lessons the week of Thanksgiving.

Private Lessons: Fall 2019, 5-week session

One student per instructor
30 minutes for Member* $75/session
30 minutes for Community $100/session
45 minutes for Member* $100/session
45 minutes for Community $125/session

*Member rates apply to full memberships only. Worthy Child, Youth, and Sliding Scale members will be charged the “Community, non-member" rate for private and semi-private lessons.

Semi-Private Lessons: Fall 2019, 5-week session

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

30 minutes for Member* $45/session
30 minutes for Community $70/session
45 minutes for Member* $70/session
45 minutes for Community $95/session

*Member rates apply to full memberships only. Worthy Child, Youth, and Sliding Scale members will be charged the “Community, non-member" rate for private and semi-private lessons.

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