Swim Lessons

Fall III 2020 Swim Lessons (November 16 - December 19)

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Y Kontes Pool. We hope to offer your child a mini session to grow their water safety and swim skills. Activate your Y membership and register online for Group lessons. If you have questions or want more information about the new Swim protocol please contact Mary Desjardins at aquatics@ccaymca.org.

Click here to learn about our Fall III Swim Lesson Lessons (November 16 - December 19)
Click here to learn about our COVID-19 requirements for swim lessons (Updated 11/5/20)
Click here to learn about Locker Room Usage (Updated 11/30/20)



Swim Lessons at Home

Use these exercises below to continue to work on your swimming skills from home. Skills are listed by stages. Children should be supervised by an adult while in the bathtub or practicing bubble blowing. Click the exercises below to see them. 

Swim Starters - Stages A/B (ages 6mo - 3yrs)
Children under 3 should only submerge 1 – 2 times if they are able to blow bubbles or hold their breath. 

 Blowing Bubbles/Submerege (PDF)
Back Float (PDF)
Front Float (PDF)

Swim Basics - Stages 1-3

Submerge (PDF)
Back Float (PDF)
Back Glide (PDF)
Front Float (PDF)
Front Crawl Legs (PDF)

Swim Strokes - Stages 4-6 and Pre-Competitive

Front Glide (PDF)
Back Glide (PDF)
Front Crawl Legs (PDF)
Front Crawl Balance (PDF) 
Front Crawl Arms (PDF)
Front Crawl Breathing (PDF)
Planks (PDF)
Dive (PDF)

Additional Skills for Stages 5-6 and Pre-Competitive

Sidestroke (PDF)
Butterfly Arms (PDF)
Flip Turn (PDF)



Our staff work together to promote aquatics readiness, and to teach parents how to guide their children through the water and how to be safe around the water. The Y Swim Lesson program lays a good foundation of basic aquatic skills and safety. At each level, participants are involved in activities related to the five components of: personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water games and sports, and rescues.


Swim Lesson Descriptions - Click HERE 

Frequently Asked Questions -Click HERE 

2020 Safety Around Water Program

The YMCA Safety Around Water program is a water safety swimming program to teach kids and their families water safety skills to prevent drowning. Our program helps youth overcome fears they might have and gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment. This program is offered at a nominal fee to assist more youth the opportunity to participate in swim lessons to reduce their chance of drowning.