Which lesson should my child attend?

If aged 6 months-3 years swimmer will register for Parent and Tot classes.

If aged 3-5 years swimmer will enroll in a Lil Dippers level- see level descriptions document for details.

If aged 6-16 swimmer will enroll in Youth lessons- see level descriptions document for details.  

Star Leadership (Star 5-7) requires the ability to swim 500m continuously and proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, breastroke, sidestroke and elementary backstroke.

Memberships at the YMCA of Greater Saint John include swimming lessons and access to all Y programs. Your child must be a member at the Y in order to be registered for lessons.

If your child has taken lessons before and you would like to match them in a program that aligns with their experience please bring in their old report cards upon registration. Our staff will be able to match your child’s experience with the perfect Y fit.  View our lesson conversion chart

Parent and Tot Swim Lessons

Splish splash! You and your child will enjoy time together while learning swim basics. Children and Parents get comfortable in the water together, kicking, splashing and blowing bubbles. Our YMCA swim instructor knows how to create a fun, stimulating environment for you and your little one, encouraging bonding and skill development in the water. -

Star Leadership

Star Leadership is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 5 or show an equivalent skill level. Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. They will also begin to learn how to teach others to swim. Star 6 encourages your child to take responsibility for their own learning outcomes by selecting optional...

Lil Dippers

Learn about Lil Dippers

Learn to Swim

Learn about Learn to Swim

Star Leadership Program

Learn about Star Leadership Program

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