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.

  • UPCOMING SESSIONS

    Search the listings below or check out our program guide to see what’s available.

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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 simmers 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.

  • Parent and Child 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.

  • Preschool 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.

  • Youth 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.

  • Teen and Adult Programs

    Our teen and adult classes range from beginners to advanced. The Begin to Swim 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 Masters Swim Team 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 in our program listings below.

  • Special Interest Programs

    Try our water fitness classes like Aqua Zumba, Aqua Fit or Deep Water Aerobics and get a work out without the high impact on your joints. We also have Triathlon Training for help with your technique and Lifeguard Training and certifications. Our competitive Swim Team, STORM is a year-round competitive swimming program for ages 7-18. Take a look at all the details in the program listings below.

  • 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, visit ymcastorm.org

SWIM PROGRAM LISTINGS

  • Merrimack Branch

  • Merrimack Aquatics December Events

Program Date: 12/16/2017 to 12/16/2017

Pre K Stages 1+2 Saturday Sampler 12/16

Come join the Aquatics staff for test run of our new swim lesson program with the Stages 1 and 2; Water Acclimation and Water Movement. The instructor will do a run through of what to expect for a full term of lessons going over what your child will learn and more!

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • Master's Swim Team - Monthly Option

Program Date: 01/01/2018 to 01/31/2018

January 2018

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • Master's Swim Team - Daily Drop In

Program Date: 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018

Daily Drop in – 2018

This is for any master’s swimmer just dropping in for the day. Receipt must be saved and given to on-deck coach.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Stage 5 - Stroke Development

Program Date: 01/02/2018 to 02/20/2018

C – Stage 5 Tuesday 6:25p w/Dawn

For those who have completed Stage 4, this Stage will work to improve front crawl and back crawl techniques as well as introduce breast stroke, butterfly, and side stroke. This class is for swimmers comfortable with swimming a length of the pool without assistance.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Competitive Strokes

Program Date: 01/02/2018 to 02/20/2018

C – Competitive Strokes Tuesday 6:25p w/ Kevin

This class if for students who have finished Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics. Now having mastered the four competitive strokes, this class aims to focus in on the technical skills needed to swim on a competitive swim team. This will include flip turns, breast stroke pull-outs, pacing, relays, I.M. order and more. Expect more endurance work… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Pre-K Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Program Date: 01/02/2018 to 02/20/2018

C – Stage 3 Tuesday 5:00p w/Celeste

This Stage is for kids who have started to build comfort in the water are able to swim short distances without the help of an instructor. Having developed self-rescue skills in the previous two Stages, these classes will focus on independence and helping kids swim further to safety. This Stage introduces the front and back… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Program Date: 01/02/2018 to 02/20/2018

C – Stage 3 Tuesday 5:35p w/Kevin

This Stage is for kids who have started to build comfort in the water are able to swim short distances without the help of an instructor. Having developed self-rescue skills in the previous two Stages, these classes will focus on independence and helping kids swim further to safety. This Stage introduces the front and back… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Stage 3 - Water Stamina

Program Date: 01/02/2018 to 02/20/2018

C – Stage 3 Tuesday 6:25p w/Celeste

This Stage is for kids who have started to build comfort in the water are able to swim short distances without the help of an instructor. Having developed self-rescue skills in the previous two Stages, these classes will focus on independence and helping kids swim further to safety. This Stage introduces the front and back… Read more »

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