Swimming

The goal of the Riverbrook Regional Y Youth Swimming Lesson Program is to develop competent and confident swimmers. Children are introduced to the water through a graduated series of lessons developed and standardized by the YMCA of the USA. The program is divided into age groups, and children move through the levels at their own pace as their abilities and skills grow. Advanced lessons and team programs are available for those boys and girls with particular enthusiasm for swimming.

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PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMMING: (6-35 months) *Levels based on age*

NEW!! Full Family memberships now include Aquatic Parent/Child classes at no charge! Please use promo code FAMSAV when signing up for classes.

Water Discovery 1: 6-14 months
This program introduces and emphasizes basic water safety to parents and provides a positive family aquatic experience. Family Member Cost: FREE

Water Discovery 2: 15-23 months
This program builds relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water. Family Member Cost: FREE

Water Exploration: 24-30 months
In this stage, children focus on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Family Member Cost: FREE

Water Acclimation: 31-36 months
This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. Family Member Cost: FREE

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING: (3-5 years) *Levels based on ability*

Water Acclimation 
This stage increases students’ comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
Prerequisite: NONE

Water Movement  
In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
Prerequisite: Be able to independently swim 5ft on front and back

Water Stamina
This stage develops forward movement on the front and back, while integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides.
Prerequisite: Be able to independently swim 15ft on front and back

Stroke Introduction
This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Prerequisite: Be able to independently swim 15yd (45ft) on front and back

YOUTH PROGRAMMING: (6-12 years) *Levels based on ability*

Water Movement
In this stage, students focus on forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
Prerequisite: NONE

Water Stamina
This stage develops forward movement on the front and back, while integrating arm action, leg action, and rhythmic breathing in back and front glides.
Prerequisite: Swim independently on front and back 15ft

Stroke Introduction
This stage introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Prerequisite: Swim independently on front and back 25yd

Stroke Development
This stage introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and side stroke.
Prerequisite: Swim independently Freestyle 25yds, Backstroke 25yds, Breast Stroke 12yds

Stroke Mechanics
This stage refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Prerequisite: Swim independently Freestyle 25yds, Backstroke 25yds, Breast Stroke 25yds, Butterfly 12 yds

Adult Swim Lessons
Adult lessons teach beginners the basic swimming skills, water adjustment and safety. More advanced adults are instructed on improving their swimming abilities by developing better stroke techniques and increasing endurance. Note: At least 3 participants are needed for a class to run. Contact the Aquatic Staff for information on class days and times. Private Swim Lessons One-on-one instruction for children and adults who can benefit from individual attention. Half hour sessions are scheduled by contacting Samantha Lusher at 203-762-7384 x211 or slusher@riverbrookymca.org  to arrange an appointed day and time.

SwimFit
SwimFit is designed for those adult swimmers who want to get more of a workout than lesson provides but without the high intensity of our Master’s program. Swimmers will receive stroke technique correction and learn to use the pace clock while doing sets. For more information please contact Samantha Lusher at 203-762-7384 x211 or slusher@riverbrookymca.org


Private /Semi-Private Lessons: (Ages 3+)

Ratio: Private Lesson: 1 Instructor : 1 Swimmers

Semi-Private Lesson: 1 Instructor : 2 Swimmers

Class Times: Monday                     2pm, 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm Tuesday 2pm, 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm Wednesday 2pm, 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm Thursday  2pm, 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm; 5pm Friday    2pm, 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm Saturday 11:30am; 12pm; 12:30pm
Class Cost: Private Lesson- Member Cost: $450

Semi-Private Lesson- Member Cost: $585

Private Lesson- Non-Member Cost: $630  Semi-Private Non-Member Cost: $765

Aquatic Questions? Contact Samantha Lusher at 203-762-7384 x211 or slusher@riverbrookymca.org

NON-COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAMS

An entry level pre-competitive program designed for the 10& under swimmer who is serious about becoming a Wahoo.  Swimmers will have the opportunity to practice three times per week for one hour. Wahoo Academy swimmers will learn the proper stroke technique of all four competitive strokes, streamlining, and basic diving in preparation for racing starts in a fun and creative environment.  Swimmers will participate in one mini swim meet at the end of each session.  Swimmers new to the program must be evaluated by a member of the Wahoo coaching staff or Aquatics Department prior to enrollment.

Prerequisite: Swim independently on front and back 25yd

Junior Bronze: 5-7 years

Bronze: 8-10 years

Practice Times for both levels: Tuesday, 5-6pm, Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm and Friday, 5-6pm

Summer Swim Team – Wahoo Swim Academy

Dates:
June 26-July 6 * no July 4th
July 10- July 20
July 24- August 3

Practices: Monday – Thursday 11-12pm

The focus of this program is on streamlining, stroke development, endurance, starts, turns and, of course, having fun!! Swimmers should have the skills and endurance to handle an hour long work-out.

For more information and to schedule an evaluation please contact: Samantha Lusher at 203-762-7384 x211 or slusher@riverbrookymca.org or Head Coach Burt at burt.boardman@yahoo.com

Youth Swim Class Policies

1. To prevent children from being distracted, parents and guardians must leave the pool area during class time. (Parents may watch the first and last class of each session)
2. Make-ups for classes missed because of illness, etc., cannot be scheduled because of full enrollment.
3. At least 4 participants are needed for a class to run.
4. Regular attendance is strongly recommended in order for children to make significant progress. 5. Make-ups because of pool closings or inclement weather will be made up during break week and/or time scheduled by the Aquatics Department.
6. Swimmers must have a Doctors note and the approval of the Aquatic Director or Assistant in order to make up classes missed due to prolonged absence.
7. If your child vomits or defecates in the pool the following action will be taken: First offense A $75 fine will be assessed to compensate for loss of services and cost incurred. Second offense A $250 fine will be assessed. Third offense A $500 fine will be assessed and you will be suspended from using the pool for 30 days. Afterschool Child Care / Childwatch LEARN MORE >

If your child takes the school bus to the Y for swim lessons, please refer to Afterschool Child Care for information on our new Child Watch Program (School Bus Drop-Off Supervision).

Summer Season Dock Test at the Pond Children above the age of 5 must pass a dock test in order to swim in the deep area of the pond. The test consists of swimming out to the dock (lifeguard is present) and treading water for 2 minutes without stopping. Lifeguard or Waterfront Director will determine whether or not the test has been satisfactorily passed. If the test is passed, the child will receive a colored wrist band indicating that he/she can swim in the deep area. It is to the discretion of the lifeguard or Waterfront Director as to whether or not anyone above age 13 needs to take the test, as well as anyone under the age of 5.

       

Aquatics

 

Questions? Please Contact:

Samantha Lusher
Aquatic Director
762-8384 x211
slusher@riverbrookymca.org

Susan Schroder

Asst. Aquatic Director
762-8384 x210
sschroder@riverbrookymca.org 

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RIVERBROOK REGIONAL YMCA
Wilton Family YMCA Branch
404 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: 203-762-8384
Fax: 203-761-9819
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 5am - 10pm
Saturday: 7am - 7pm
Sunday: 8am - 6pm