Antigo

Swim Lessons

Toddler | Preschool | SCHOOL AGE

Swim Lessons - Skills for Life

With a focus on water safety and skill development, the YMCA Swim Lesson program is effective at helping children and adults learn to swim and, most importantly, be safe around water.

The Y was the first organization to establish certification programs for lifesaving, swimming and aquatic instruction, and it's a tradition we're proud to continue today.

Antigo Swim Lessons

  • 3 Week Session - meet twice a week.
  • Class Fee: $30

Swim Lesson Location:

Clara R Mckenna Aquatic Center
111 Western Rd, Antigo, WI 54409

Questions?
Antigo Aquatics Center 715-627-0497
or Email: Elise Thuot
Antigo Aquatics Director

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2024 Swim Lessons

Winter 3

  • Registration: Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 am
  • Session: March 4 - March 21

Register with link above or call:
YMCA Aspirus Branch 715-841-1850
YMCA Wausau Branch 715-845-2177

SwimLessons

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Ages 3+

Stage 1 is for children who are not yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily.

Children will develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

In Water Acclimation, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet
  • Exit the water

Swim Lessons meet twice a week for 3 weeks.

Class Fee: $30

Antigo Stage 1

Winter 3: March 4th - 21st
Monday & Thursday5:00-5:30 PM
Monday & Thursday5:00-5:30 PM

Stage 2: Water Movement

Ages 3+ Based on Swim Level

Children entering Stage 2 should be able to go underwater voluntarily. 

Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit if they would fall into a body of water.

Stage 2 is for children who are not yet able to do a front and back float on their own.

In Water Movement, your child will:

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water

Swim Lessons meet twice a week for 3 weeks.

Class Fee: $30

Antigo Stage 2

Winter 3: March 4th - 21st
Monday & Thursday5:35-6:05 PM
Monday & Thursday5:35-6:05 PM

Stage 3: Water Stamina

Ages 5+ Based on Swim Level

Children entering Stage 3 should be able to front and back float independently. 

Children learn to swim to safety from a longer distance.  They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Stage 3 is for children who are not yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.

In Water Stamina, your child will:

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 15 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim 25 yards
  • Tread water for 1 minute

Swim Lessons meet twice a week for 3 weeks.

Class Fee: $30

Anitgo Stage 3

Winter 3: March 4th - 21st
Monday & Thursday6:10-6:40 PM
Monday & Thursday6:10-6:40 PM

Swim Development

Ages 5+ Based on Swim Level

Children entering Stage 5 should be able to swim 25 yards of front and back crawl and working on breaststroke.

They will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. Emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

In Stroke Development, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with bent-arm recovery for 25 yards
  • Swim front crawl for 50 yards with a flip turn
  • Breaststroke for 25 - 50 yards
  • Butterfly with simultaneous arm action and kick for 15 - 25 yards
  • Back crawl for 25 - 50 yards with a flip turn
  • Sidestroke for 25 - 50 yards
  • Dive from a kneeling and standing position
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for two minutes
  • Tread water for one minute and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 50 - 150 yards

Swim Lessons meet twice a week for 3 weeks.

Class Fee: $30

Anitgo Swim Development

Winter 3: March 4th - 21st
Monday & Thursday3:30-4:15 PM

Antigo Penguins Swim Team

Our program teaches competitive swimming skills to area children ages 6-18. The Penguins maintain an emphasis at "entry level" which means we keep the fun in swimming for your children.

The Penguin staff encourages participation without pressure.They teach and explain with detail, motivate with reassurance, and challenge for improvement.

The Penguin program is based on the philosophy of attracting kids to the pool, offering opportunities to learn then developing excellence through practice, experience and guidance!