In Y Swim Lessons participants learn and practice new swimming skills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something new that they can enjoy the rest of their lives. While participating in fun water sports and games, children also increase their physical activity levels. Participants in Y Swim Lesson are connected to others in the class, make new friends and recognize new role models. The participants are more comfortable and secure around water, as they learn water safety and improve their swim skills. Children have a stronger bond with their parents and family members from the take home activities of family huddles and sharing boating safety tips.
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
The Stamford Family YMCA Swim Teams are a great way for kids to get involved in competitive swimming. The Y provides a safe environment for personal growth with a healthy approach to competition. We encourage our kids to develop team spirit and most of all, have fun!
Water fitness classes are the refreshing and cool way to get fit. These classes provide ages 15 and up the ability to challenge themselves without stress on their joints and provides members the opportunity to enjoy the water. Instructors lead small groups through water aerobics, core strengthening and much more. It’s an ideal form of exercise for beginners to advanced and increases physical strength and endurance. All classes are free to members.
The Y provides the community access to training and certifications to help them serve others. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety for more than 100 years. Certifications are through the American Red Cross and include courses such as First Aid, CPR/AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. In addition, we offer Water Safety Workshops for local daycare providers and community organizations as a part of our Safety Around Water initiative.