The YMCA offers swim lessons at the Kirksville Country Club under the direction of Aquatics Coordinator, Betsy Ross. Each session will run for two weeks with nine 45-minute classes. The tenth day will be left open to accommodate make-up days (rainy days or cold weather). Please note, refunds or credits will not be given for inclement weather. Class scheduling may vary according to need.
Preschool Age (6 Months-5 Years)
Water Discovery: Classes are taught as a combined class for ages 6 months to 5 years with the parent accompanying the child in the water. Skills are introduced at the child’s development level and build as the child progresses. Basic water skills are taught through fun songs and games. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Water Exploration: Must be 4 years old and able to touch in 34 inch water. Children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Includes basic stroke and kicking skills. When comfortable in the water, children are taught to float, kick and perform progressive arm movements. Class is limited to 8 kids.
School Age (5+)
Water Acclimation: Beginner level for those uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Includes basic water skills such as gliding with face in water, floating and kicking. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Water Movement: For children able to swim 10 feet without a floatation device. Includes swimming on front, back and side and taking a breath while swimming. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Water Stamina: For children able to swim 15 yards on front and back, with or without a floatation device. Teaches front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, sidestroke and beginning breaststroke. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Stroke Introduction: For children able to swim 15 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, teaches butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Stroke Development: For children able to swim 50 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 yards back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Stroke Mechanics: For children able to swim 150 yards any stroke or combination of strokes. Children must be able to complete 50 yards each of front crawl and 50 yards back crawl, 50 yards sidestroke and 50 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. Children will learn to swim the individual medley and water sports and games. Participants will learn personal safety like rafting and tubing safety and how to take their own heart rate. Class is limited to 10 kids.
Please check back at a later date for the 2023 schedule.
Who: Children ages 6 months-12 years old
- Session 1 - June 5th - June 16th
- Session 2 - June 19th - June 30th
- Session 3 -July 3rd - July 14th
- Session 4 -July 17th - July 28th
- Session 5 - July 31st - August 11th
- Members - $50.00
- Non-members: $90.00
- Members -April 17th
- Non-members - April 24th