Swimming lessons for children 6-12 years old who have mastered basic swimming skills, the YMCA Star Program is a series of four lessons that focuses on:

  • Technique
  • Stroke development
  • Endurance.

During the Star Program, your child will have the opportunity to build new relationships and explore other facets of aquatics, like competitive swimming, water sports, and Aquafit classes.

Star One/Two

Star 1 Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn to use the whip kick on their back and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In Star 1 we also introduce your child to other aspects of swimming. Kids select...

Star Three/Four

Star 3 Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. We will also introduce young swimmers to introductory lifesaving concepts. Building on the optional skills learned in Star 2, kids will select...