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540 YMCA Way
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-9622
Fax: 541-482-3348
Contact: Ashland Family YMCA
Email: info@ashlandymca.org


Hours:
5AM-10PM M-F
7AM-7PM Sat
8AM-7PM Sun
 
Home > Aquatics > Swim Lessons > Ages 5-11 yrs

Ages 5-11 yrs

Starfish ages 5-11 yrs
This is the beginning level for school aged children.
Water adjustment and safe pool behavior is the main
focus. Students learn how to float and kick on the
front and back through a variety of activities.
Freestyle & backstroke are introduced. Prerequisite: 5
years and older. Max class size: 5 students

Not offered during summer

School Year:
M W 4:00p, 5:00p
T TH 4:00p
 
Polliwog ages 5-11 yrs
At this level, students continue to practice freestyle
and back stroke and will be introduced to side
breathing among other techniques. Students will also
be exposed to swimming in deep water.
Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 15 yards.
Max class size: 6 students

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 11:30a, 4:00p

​School Year:
M W 3:30p, 4:00p
T TH 3:30, 4:00p, 4:30p
 
Guppy ages 5-11 yrs
Students continue to practice freestyle and
backstroke, and are introduced to breaststroke kick.
Introduction to treading water and dives with more
exposure to the deep end. Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 25 yards.
Max class size: 6 students

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 11:30a, 4:00p

​School Year:
M W 3:30p, 4:30p
T TH 4:30p
 
Minnow ages 5-11 yrs
At this intermediate level, children will build on their
endurance and technique in freestyle, breaststroke,
and backstroke. They will also be introduced to flipturns
& diving skills. Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 50 yards.
Max class size: 6 students

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 4:30p

​School Year:
M W 4:30p
T TH 5:00p
 
Fish ages 5-11 yrs
A variety of activities are planned to help build
endurance and work on technique for all of the
strokes. An introduction to butterfly, rotary breathing
& individual medley. Prerequisite: Swim freestyle with side breathing,
backstroke, and breaststroke 25 yards each.
Max class size: 6 students

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 4:30p

School Year:
T TH 5:00p

 
Shark ages 5-11 yrs
Continue building endurance & technique on all
stokes. Competitive starts and turns. Swim
individual medley 200 yards. Get ready for Youth
Advanced Swim class. Geared safety for use at rivers
and lakes. Prerequisite: Swim 100 yards of freestyle.

Summer:
Mon-Thurs 4:30p

School Year:
M W 5:00p