Christian County YMCA

Private Lessons


Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Do you wish you obtained more confidence in the water? Does our lessons schedule just not work with your schedule? No matter the reason, the age, or the skill, the time is always right to learn to swim! Our 30 minute Private Lessons are available to those who wish to improve their technique through individualized lessons. These are available year round and can be scheduled by contacting our Aquatics Coordinator at (217) 287-7271. Buy 5 lessons and get the 6th for FREE!

Price

30 Minutes of personalized instruction:

Y members: $16 – Prospective members: $32

 

Private Swim Lesson online registration here. 

 

 

 

 

Parent-Child Lessons (Ages: 6 Months – Preschool)


The Swim Starters YMCA Swim Lessons Program is divided into two levels. Parents accompany children in these levels, which introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourage them to enjoy themselves while learning about water.

  • Level A: Water Discovery; Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
  • Level B: Water Exploration; Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Class Dates & Times

Winter I Session: (January 7 – March 3)

Tuesday’s, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (once a week for 8 weeks / 8 total lessons)

Thursday’s, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (once a week for 8 weeks / 8 total lessons)

Price

Y members: $32

Prospective members: $64

Level 1: Water Discovery Parent-Child Swim Lesson online registration here.
Level 2: Water Exploration Parent-Child Swim Lesson online registration here.

 

 

 

 

Preschool Lessons (Ages: 3-5)


The Preschool YMCA Swim Lessons Program is divided into two divisions and six levels. The first division is Swim Basics; Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit.

Levels included are: (Click the correct level for online registration)

Level 1: Water Acclimation
Level 2: Water Movement
Level 3: Water Stamina
Level 4: Stroke Introduction

Class Dates & Times

Winter I: Levels 1 – 4 (January 7 – March 3)

Wednesday, 4:30 – 5:00 pm (once a week for 8 weeks)

Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:15 pm (once a week for 8 weeks)

Thursday, 5:30 – 6:00 pm (once a week for 8 weeks)

Price

Y member: $32 – Prospective members: $64

 

 

 

 

Youth Lessons (Ages: K – 8th Grade)


The Youth YMCA Swim Lessons Program is divided into two divisions and six levels. The first division is Swim Basics; Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit.

Levels included are: (Click the correct level for online registration.)

Level 1: Water Acclimation
Level 2: Water Movement
Level 3: Water Stamina
Level 4: Stroke Introduction
Level 5: Stroke Development
Level 6: Stroke Mechanics

Class Dates & Times

Winter I: Levels 1 -6 (January 7 – March 3)

Tuesday, 5:15 – 6:00 pm (once a week for 8 weeks) 

Wednesday, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm (once a week for 8 weeks)

Thursday, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm (once a week for 8 weeks)

Price

Y members: $32

Prospective members: $64

 

 

 

Swim Lesson Charts


These charts help pick out what swim lessons are perfect for you &/or your participant. They include skills that need to be completed before they are allowed to progress onto the next level. These charts also show the Program Overview and the Stages of Learning in our lesson program. Of course, if you still have questions after looking these forms over, you are more than welcome to give us a call at (217) 287-7271.

Lesson Selector

Program Overview

Stage Descriptions

Stages of Learning

 

 

Stroke Clinics


This stroke clinic focuses on fixing your current technique, helps with swimming the stroke correctly, and helps you pass the lifeguard prerequisites. The Stroke Clinics will help you correct your bad habits and enable you to swim with more confidence. Within each clinic, proper arm, leg, body position, and turns will be addressed. For those in competitive swimming, these clinics will give you the knowledge to know what is a legal stroke and what movements will cause you to become disqualified from a race. This class was started in September of 2017 to help the Swim Team participants get their strokes corrected, and it eventually evolved into a Pre-Lifeguard class in January for our adults. This program was also ran the winter of 2018; January, February, and March. The adult swim meets that we attend annually is in April if you are interested in joining the Swim Team. Depending on the number of participants, the program could eventually evolve into a Pre-Swim Team Class.