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Swim Lessons at

the Providence YMCA

AGES: 6 months - 12 years
FEES: $25-$80
LOCATION: 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66112

Bring a swimsuit, towel and goggles (without a nose mask) to each lesson. Disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool.

Young children must wear a swim diaper and a swimsuit.

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Stage A/B: Water Discovery and Exploration

AGES: 6 months - 2 years
FEES: $25 Y member, $50 community participant

Infants and young children can adjust to the water and learn basic skills with Swim Starters swim lessons at the Y. In this enrichment class, designed for children 6 months to 3 years old, one or both parents or guardians participate with their child in supervised activities that help children become more comfortable in the water.

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

AGES: Preschool, ages 3-5 years or Youth, ages 6-12 years
FEES: Preschool: $45 Y member, $75 community participant, Youth:$46 Y member, $80 community participant

Water Acclimation is the first stage of swim lessons and focuses on skills for beginners. In Water Acclimation, students are introduced to the pool and develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. Students become comfortable with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit a body of water in the event they fall in. This introductory stage builds the foundation for the child's future progress in swimming.

Stage 2: Water Movement

AGES: Preschool, ages 3-5 years or Youth, ages 6-12 years
FEES: Preschool: $45 Y member, $75 community participant, Youth:$46 Y member, $80 community participant

Water Movement is the second stage of swim lessons. In this stage, students focus on body position and control, forward movement, directional change and basic self-rescue skills. This stage also reinforces how to safely exit a body of water in the event of falling in.

Stage 3: Water Stamina

AGES: Preschool, ages 3-5 years or Youth, ages 6-12 years
FEES: Preschool: $45 Y member, $75 community participant, Youth:$46 Y member, $80 community participant

Water Stamina is the third stage of swim lessons and the final stage in the Swim Basics phase. In this stage, students learn basic stroke techniques, rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event they fall into a body of water, children learn how to swim, move to safety and exit.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

AGES: Preschool, ages 3-5 years or Youth, ages 6-12 years
FEES: Preschool: $45 Y member, $75 community participant, Youth:$46 Y member, $80 community participant

Students develop the basic frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes and are introduced to components of the breaststroke and butterfly strokes. Students also build endurance and practice safety techniques for deep water.

Stage 5: Stroke Development

AGES: Youth, ages 6-12 years
FEES: Preschool: $45 Y member, $75 community participant, Youth:$46 Y member, $80 community participant

Stroke Development is the fifth stage of swim lessons. Students continue to work on their stroke techniques and are introduced to all competitive strokes. Swimmers develop stamina in the basic frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes, learn the breast and butterfly strokes. Deep water safety and endurance are also reinforced.

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Electric Eels Swim Club

Kids looking to take their swim skills to the next level can sign up for Swim Club. Meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. Fees: $40 Y member, $80 community participant, per month.

Private and semi-private lessons

Whether you are just learning to swim or want to improve your skills, private and semi-private lessons allow you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Four 30-minute lessons. Private lesson fees: $75 Y member, $150 community participant. Semi-private lesson fees: $114 Y member, $220 community participant.