Every year people all around the world and right here in Catawba County drown because they did not learn to swim. Being able to swim is more than passing a swim test. Swimming is being able to be safe in and around water. Whether that is a pool, hot tub, lake, or ocean. Many people never learned how to swim and it is time to change that. At the Y, we offer swim lessons for all ages year around.
The YMCA of Catawba Valley is committed to teach the community to learn to swim. It is a priority for us and the reason we offer swimming lessons on a year around basis. We also offer a program to the schools known as swim safe. Swim safe is designed to help children learn to be safe in and around water. Kids ride the school bus here where we have instructors that are trained and willing to teach them the skills they need. Swim safe is only the beginning. The Y’s goal is to teach everyone to swim. We want each person no matter what age to learn to swim.
At the Y, lessons are offered for children as young as 6 months all the way through adulthood. All lessons are offered based on age and ability. The children or adults are grouped so people of similar level are together. Y lessons are progressive, so each lesson builds upon the last lesson. The goal is that people master easier skills and then move on to learning more advanced skill. Swimming is not learned overnight. You have to be willing to take multiple sessions and even practice on your own to master the skills. If you or someone you know wants to learn how to swim then sign up today for lessons. Our goal is that everyone learns to swim no matter what age. If you think it is too late to learn to swim, you are wrong. If you 6 months or older we have a class for you.