Youth Swimming

Whether taking lessons or enjoying open or family swim, your kids stay fit, healthy and strong when they spend time in the water. Swimming also helps them gain confidence and improves coordination while they have a great time.

Here are some of the ways your kids can enjoy swimming at our Y:photo201006_0023_30_download_3

Group Lessons

NEW FOR 2017

North Penn YMCA is aligning our swim lessons with the new National YMCA swim lesson guidelines to better serve our communities. Please note the new names and outcomes for our Parent/Child lessons for Spring I. New classes will be introduced throughout the year with new descriptions and age ranges.

SWIM STARTERS  | 6 MTHS-3 YRS | STAGES A-B
PARENT & CHILD LESSONS
(formerly Parent/Child Aquatics Program)

Outcomes – Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

WATER DISCOVERY | STAGE A
(formerly Shrimp/Kippers) This class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

WATER EXPLORATION | STAGE B
(formerly Inia/Perch) This class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Group lessons are available for beginners, mid-levels, and children with mild physical and mental disabilities.  Ages range from 6 months to 12 years.

Private/Semi Private Lessons

Private or semi private swim lessons are available by the 1/2 hr.  Private lessons are for age 4 & up.  Ages 4 and under need the approval of the aquatic director.

Swim Team

Our swim team gives children of all athletic abilities the opportunity to build self-esteem and healthy bodies with wholesome fun of a rewarding team sport.  The team competes in the Penn-Del Swim league, an association of the YMCA teams in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.  The Gators swim team is open to children ages 5-19 and runs at our Lansdale Area Family YMCA.  Learn more about the North Penn Gators Swim Team.

The North Penn YMCA provides programs and services for children, teens, seniors, families and those with special needs in the North Penn, Indian Valley and Perkiomen Valley communities. Our programs, available for all ages and abilities, include childcare, swimming, sports, group and individual exercise, character building, social activities and volunteer opportunities.