Preschool, Youth, Teen, & Adult Swim Lessons


Skip w/Parent (Ages 3 months-3 years)      

This class is designed as a water orientation for children/parents to become more comfortable in a structured pool environment.

Pike w/ Parent (Ages 3 years-5 years)      

This class is for children who still have a fear of the water and who have at least taken our SKIP class. Children will learn the same skills as a PIKE W/PARENT class but there will be less emphasis on parent-child separation.

Pike (Ages 3 years-5 years)      

This class helps children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Full bubbles used to help children learn and maintain proper position in the water while swimming on their front and back. This class is for those with little/no swimming experience or has a fear of water. Simple safety rules will be introduced.

Eel (Ages 3 years-6 years)      

This class is for children who are comfortable in the water with floatation devices but cannot yet swim the length of the pool. Child must be comfortable blowing bubbles/getting face wet. Children aim to swim without a bubble and perform kneeling dives.

Ray (Ages 3 years-6 years)      

This class is designed for those children who can swim 15 feet independently, are comfortable with their faces in the water, and have demonstrated a proper back float. This class reviews and improves strokes on front, back, and side. Introduction to rotary breathing and breaststroke.

Starfish (Ages 6 years +)

This class is for any individual 6+ who has not taken swim lessons before. Perfect for those who are timid in the water or who cannot swim without support.

Polliwog (Ages 6 years-14 years)   

Polliwog is a beginner class for children who are uncomfortable or inexperienced in swimming. This class will teach the basic skills including stroke work, floating, and kicking. This class may also be a continuation from previous levels. Various bubble sizes will be used.

Guppy (Ages 6 years-14 years)

Guppy is for children who are comfortable in the water and can swim 15-20 feet without a floatation device. This class is designed to get into the techniques of each stroke. Guppy builds off skills learned in POLLIWOG.

Minnow (Ages 6 years-14 years)   

Minnow is for children who can swim 25 yards on front and back without a flotation device. This class focuses on improving stroke technique as well as boating and water safety. Swimmers will be introduced to the butterfly kick.

Fish/Flying Fish (Ages 6 years-14 years)   

Fish is for children able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with proficient rotary breathing, sidestroke, backstroke, and breaststroke. This class is designed for students to increase their endurance for all strokes and learn the butterfly stroke. Flip turns and competitive starts will be introduced.

Porpoise Club (Ages 6 years-14 years)

Porpoise club is a precursor to swim team. Focuses on endurance and emphasizes all competitive strokes, start dives, and flip turns.



This instructional class is for all adults looking to overcome their fear of water. Start learning basic strokes or stroke improvement. The class is designed to give one-on-one feedback with practice time for individuals to develop at their own pace.

Private Swim Lessons

30 minutes of one-on-one instruction.


For general information, please contact 508-583-2155.

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Old Colony Y - Central Branch(4 Items)
Program No. Name Days Offered Dates Avail. Times Avail. Action
13333 13333 - Swim Lessons: Adult Swim - With Scott Saturday Sep 16, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Signup
13332 13332 - Swim Lessons: Adult Swim - With Scott Thursday Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Signup
13438 13438 - Swim Lessons: Polliwog - with Tuesday Sep 12, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Signup
13331 13331 - Swim Lessons: Adult Swim - With Scott Tuesday Sep 12, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Signup

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