SWIM PROGRAMS

  • At the Y, swim lessons prepare the swimmer for all aspects of the water experience and life by teaching skills in personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports and rescue.

  • SWIM LESSONS, SWIM TEAM AND AQUATICS CERTFICATION

    Discover our swim program options below or check out our program guide to see what’s available.

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    SESSION A SWIM LESSON SCHEDULES

CONFIDENCE WITH EVERY STROKE

We're not just teaching life-saving skills--we're building confidence

We use a student centered learning style to keep children actively involved in their progression. When students are allowed to figure out what to do on their own, they are actively and creatively participating in their learning. As a result they tend to remember what they learn better and longer.

Participants are placed in a level based on age and ability to help meet the developmental needs of each swimmer. Beginner swimmers will wear an IFD (instructional flotation device) to help them swim in the correct body position and improve their arm and leg motions while being able to remain afloat.

 


 

SWIM CURRICULUM: Swim Curriculum Description and Stage Definitions.

After viewing the swim curriculum and stage definitions at the link above, determine the correct age bracket, click on the appropriate box below and follow the enclosed link to the registration portal for more information and program availability after registration opens. Full schedules for the current/upcoming session can be found at the link near the top of the page.

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  • Parent and Child Swim Programs

    We offer a variety of Parent and Child swim lessons for children ages 6 months to 3 years. Our objective is to support families with a foundation of swim skills at an early age. Basic water skills are introduced as well as safety tips and drowning prevention. Songs and games are utilized to promote fun while reinforcing swimming fundamentals. Swimming skills such as floating, paddling kicking and water acclimation are introduced to gain independence in the water and prepare your child for the independent swim program. One guardian per child is required in the water. View the program listings below to find the best program for you.

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  • Preschool Swim Programs

    Whether your child is starting their first formal swim lessons or continuing to learn new techniques, we have the right preschool swim program for you. Your preschool aged child will become acclimated with the water and gain confidence with every lesson. Our program listings below have descriptions of each class and a link to register.

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  • Youth Swim Programs

    Our youth programs are designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. In addition to our progressive programs (polliwog, guppy, minnow, fish, flying fish & shark) we offer adaptive swim; for children with special needs, homeschool swim, private and semi-private lessons. Use the search bar to narrow down your search in the program listings below.

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  • Teen and Adult Swim Programs

    Our teen and adult classes range from beginners to advanced. The Adult & Teen Swim Basics program is for swimmers ages 16 and up who have little to no experience in the pool, while the Stroke Development program is the intermediate level.

    SETS, SETA and Triathlon Training Classes are for the teens and adults who are focusing on improving their techniques or even training for a triathlon. See which one is right for you.

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  • Storm Swim Team and Teen Storm

    STORM Swim Team

    As a program within the Y of Greater Nashua, STORM operates as a year round competitive swim team that competes in both YMCA and USA Swimming meets. Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, STORM strives to provide a program that instills belief and inspires excellence both in the water and out. It is our belief at STORM that the values learned through striving for excellence in the water build values such as integrity, discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship that can and should last a lifetime.

    To learn more about the team, visit ymcastorm.org

     

    Teen Storm

    This program is designed to give teenage swimmers an opportunity to participate in swim workouts without making a long-term commitment to the sport. The main goals are basic endurance and improved skills/stroke mechanics for swimmers to prepare them for competing on their high school team.

    Register Here.

  • Masters Swim Team

    YMCA Masters Swim Team is designed for, but not limited to, the intermediate-advanced swimmer who would like to improve on endurance and stroke technique. Participants, 18 and older, will be lead through practices from an on-deck coach.

    Swimmers will be members of US Masters Swimming. Competition is optional but there will be plenty of opportunities.

    There will be a coach on deck who will have workouts written and help guide swimmers with a mix of technique and training.

    Register Here.

  • Aquatics Certifications - Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid

    The YMCA offers classes in CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard Training. You never know when you might be tested to save a life. Emergency preparation techniques can be used in the workplace, at sporting events, at the beach, or in the home. Become certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Standard First Aid and AED Training (Automated External Defibrillator) for the professional rescuer.

    Register Here.

     

SWIM PROGRAM LISTINGS

  • Merrimack Branch

  • 2019-2020 Meet Fees

Program Date: 04/01/2019 to 08/31/2020

Meet Fees 2019

For use during Long Course Season (April – August 2019) ONLY.

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • Merrimack - YOUTH - Stage 2 Water Movement

Program Date: 07/11/2019 to 08/22/2019

F- YOUTH Stage 2 Thursdays 5:25pm – Copy

Building off the skills of Stage 1, this Stage aims to teach kids how to comfortably use forward movement in the water. The basic self-rescue skills taught in Stage 1 are reinforced and kids learn how to perform these independently. Teaching skills such as front glides, swim-float-swim, jump-turn-grab, underwater exploration, and treading; our goal is… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • MERRIMACK and NASHUA Private Swim Lesson SCHEDULES (ages 4+)

Program Date: 07/29/2019 to 08/08/2019

F – Session 3 ACCELERATED Private Swim 12:05p w/ Jaimee

This a deposit for the time slot selected. The deposit is $50.00 and is non refundable. The remaining balance for the swim lesson will be confirmed by phone/email from the aquatics team.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • MERRIMACK and NASHUA Private Swim Lesson SCHEDULES (ages 4+)

Program Date: 07/29/2019 to 08/08/2019

F – Session 3 ACCELERATED Private Swim 12:40p w/ Jaimee

This a deposit for the time slot selected. The deposit is $50.00 and is non refundable. The remaining balance for the swim lesson will be confirmed by phone/email from the aquatics team.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • MERRIMACK and NASHUA Private Swim Lesson SCHEDULES (ages 4+)

Program Date: 07/29/2019 to 08/08/2019

F – Session 3 ACCELERATED Private Swim 12:05p w/ Leny

This a deposit for the time slot selected. The deposit is $50.00 and is non refundable. The remaining balance for the swim lesson will be confirmed by phone/email from the aquatics team.

More Information
  • Nashua Branch

  • MERRIMACK and NASHUA Private Swim Lesson SCHEDULES (ages 4+)

Program Date: 07/29/2019 to 08/08/2019

F – Session 3 ACCELERATED Private Swim 12:40p w/ Leny

This a deposit for the time slot selected. The deposit is $50.00 and is non refundable. The remaining balance for the swim lesson will be confirmed by phone/email from the aquatics team.

More Information
  • Merrimack Branch

  • 2018-2019 Meet Fees

Program Date: 07/30/2019 to 08/31/2020

Meet Fees 2019

For use during Long Course Season (April – August 2019) ONLY.

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • Master's Swim Team

Program Date: 08/01/2019 to 08/31/2019

August 2019

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