Swimming lessons for children 6-12 years old who have mastered Learn to Swim and/or basic swimming skills, the YMCA Star program is a series of four swimming lessons focuses on technique, stroke development and endurance.
At the YMCA, we believe that swimming benefits your child through better health, new friends, and self-confidence. That’s why we encourage your child to take an active part in their learning, connect with others, and share in our passion for swimming. It’s the healthy thing to do!
Location: Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca Street
Star 1 / 2
Swimmers will be required to swim 50 meters of front crawl intermediate standard, and 25 metres of back crawl initial standard. They will be introduced to elementary backstroke and first aid situations. Swimmers are required to demonstrate advanced standards for front and back crawl. Continue to work on the elementary backstroke and introduced to breaststroke. They are required to complete an endurance swim of 150 metres.
Star 3 / 4
Swimmers are required to complete an endurance swim of 300 metres. Demonstrate intermediate standards for elementary backstroke, and introduced to eggbeater kick, and initial standards to breaststroke. Swimmers will refine stride jumps, eggbeater kick and head and foot surface dives. They’ll learn to scull and swim lengths of front & back crawl, whip kick and breaststroke with breathing. They will be introduced to sidestroke and an endurance swim of 400 metres
Star 5 /6
Swimmers are required to complete an endurance swim of 500 metres. Demonstrate advanced standards for breaststroke, initial standards for sidestroke, and introduced to butterfly. Swimmers are required to demonstrate advanced standards for front and back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Intermediate standards in sidestroke & butterfly and introduced to inverted breaststroke, double arm backstroke and compact jump entries. They are required to complete an endurance swim of 600 metres
These advanced swimmers will develop strength and power in head-up front crawl or breaststroke over 25 metres. They’ll easily swim 100 metres in all swim strokes and have the ability to teach lower level various stroke techniques. Master Swimmers will be required to volunteer six hours as assistant instructor.
905-845-5597 ext. 244 or 307