Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Here at the B.R. Ryall YMCA, we are proud of our rich history of teaching children and adults to love water and how to swim. Swimming is an important life skill that everyone should learn. Our lessons help individuals gain the confidence and skills necessary to be safe and have fun in the water.

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Stages A/B and B/1 will be held in the small pool. Stages 1/2 will be offered in both the small and large pools. Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5/6 will be held in the large pool.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the building–including on the pool deck and in locker rooms; masks may be removed to enter the water.
  • Please come dressed in swimsuit. Bring a towel and goggles, if needed.
  • You may arrive on deck no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of your class time.

30 Minute Semi-Private Lesson

All Locations
1/1/22 - 12/31/22
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If you’re looking for one-on-one attention for your child or yourself, our 30-minute private lesson allows an instructor to focus on individual needs.

To schedule a time for your private lesson, please contact:
Dan Chambers, Aquatics Director
630.547.2007
[email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/22 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 20.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Semi-Private Swim Lesson - 30 mins
Register at
front desk

Jr. Lifeguard

All Locations
7/11/22 - 8/15/22
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Stage 7 – Junior Lifeguard

The Jr. Lifeguarding program is a pathway in aquatics that swimmers can take who have an inter est in furthering their experience in the water and may have an interest in becoming a lifeguard someday.  

This class is for participants ages 10-14, who are currently enrolled in stages 5/6 swimming lessons or have passed through stages 5 and 6 swimming lessons.  

This program encourages leadership development in an area of aquatic safety with a goal to prepare and motivate the participants to become lifeguards. Participants will have fun learning about lifeguard skills and water rescues, water safety topics, and increasing endurance in the water. All of this will be learned through fun, age-appropriate activities and games. 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
5/11/22 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 86.00$ 140.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
07/11/22 - 08/15/22
July/August - Jr. Lifeguard - Mo - 7:00 pm - 1 hr
10 / 10 Available $53.75 - $87.5 Register at
front desk

Closes
07/16/2022

Parent Child Small Group Lessons Stages A/B

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7/9/22 - 8/27/22
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PLEASE NOTE: These lessons are held in the small pool. One parent must attend and get in the water. Children must wear a swim diaper.

Stage B: Water Exploration (parent with child ages 1-4)
In this stage, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

The goals of this stage include the following:

  • Encouraging children to move purposefully in the water in response to visual and verbal cues and using toys and flotation devices
  • Emphasizing basic aquatic safety to parents
  • Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering, please register under your child’s name, not your own.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/17/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage A/B - Sa - 10:45 am - 30 mins
8 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
07/16/2022
08/06/22 - 08/27/22
August - Stage A/B - Sa - 10:45 am - 30 mins
12 / 12 Available
Registration
will open on
07/15/2022

Rockets Day Time

All Locations
7/6/22 - 7/27/22
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Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Stage 2: Water Movement
In this stage, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/4/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/06/22 - 07/27/22
Rockets - July - We - 10:00 am - 30 mins
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/13/2022

Small Group Lessons 4

All Locations
7/5/22 - 7/30/22
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Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
Students in this stage develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Developing the front crawl and back crawl
  • Introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Practicing safety techniques in deep water

If your participant can swim 15 yards, independently, in both Front and Back Crawl sign up for level 5/6.

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Please bring a Swimsuit, towel, and goggles (no mask goggles).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
May 1/1/22 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/05/22 - 07/26/22
July - Stage 4 - Tu - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/07/22 - 07/28/22
July - Stage 4 - Th - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
4 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
07/09/2022
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 4 - Sa - 9:15 am - 30 mins
0 Registered.
More Available
Register  
Closes
07/10/2022
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 4 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
5 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/10/2022

Small Group Lessons Stages 1/2

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7/5/22 - 7/30/22
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Stage 1: Water Acclimation
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Stage 2: Water Movement
In this stage, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills without instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

 

Please bring a Swimsuit, towel, and goggles (no mask goggles).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/16/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/05/22 - 07/26/22
July - Stage 1/2 - Tu - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/05/22 - 07/26/22
July - Stage 1/2 - Tu - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/07/22 - 07/28/22
July - Stage 1/2 - Th - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/07/22 - 07/28/22
July - Stage 1/2 - Th - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stages 1/2 Small Pool - Sa - 8:30 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stages 1/2 Small Pool - Sa - 9:15 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stages 1/2 Small Pool - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full

Small Group Lessons Stages 3

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7/5/22 - 7/30/22
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Stage 3: Water Stamina
In this stage, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides
  • Developing forward movement on the front and back
  • Practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water

If your participant can swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back sign up for Stage 4.

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Please bring a Swimsuit, towel, and goggles (no mask goggles).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/16/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/05/22 - 07/26/22
July - Stage 3 - Tu - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/07/22 - 07/28/22
July - Stage 3 - Th - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 3 - Sa - 9:15 am - 30 mins
3 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
07/09/2022
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 3 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
07/09/2022

Small Group Lessons Stages 5/6

All Locations
7/5/22 - 7/30/22
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Stage 5: Stroke Development
Students in this stage work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl
  • Developing the breaststroke and butterfly
  • Building endurance techniques for deepwater safety

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
In this stage, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Students in this stage focus on the following:

  • Developing endurance in the competitive strokes
  • Developing skills related to competitive swimming like flip turns
  • Enhancing skills and building endurance in deep water

View our program overview and the required skills for each stage of learning.

Please bring a Swimsuit, towel, and goggles (no mask goggles).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/17/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/05/22 - 07/26/22
July - Stage 5/6 - Tu - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/07/22 - 07/28/22
July - Stage 5/6 - Th - 7:15 pm - 30 mins
- Session is Full
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 5/6 - Sa - 9:15 am - 30 mins
5 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/10/2022
07/09/22 - 07/30/22
July - Stage 5/6 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- Session is Full