For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America's favorite swim instructors and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun. The Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA is an approved swim lesson facility by the USA Swimming Foundation. Click the image to the right to learn more.
At the Y, swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. All age groups are taught skills in a progressive learning style divided according to their developmental milestones.
For a current listing of all available swim lessons, please view the program guide. Contact Barb Schmidt, Aquatics Director, for more information.
PARENT/CHILD SWIM (6-36 MONTHS)
Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun, confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision while around the water.
PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS)
Recommended skills for all to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
- Swim, float, swim
- Jump, push, turn, grab
SCHOOL AGE (5 YEARS AND UP)
Students begin by mastering the fundamentals, and then learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.
In addition to swim lessons, the Y offers Swim Team and specialty swim classes including: Intro to Swim Team, Aqua Ability - Adaptive Learning Program, Home School Swim Lessons, and Lifeguard Training.