Swim Lessons - Adult (Ages 13+)

Swim Lessons - Adult (Ages 13+)

The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is now teaching American Red Cross Swim lessons!  We believe that learning is a life-long journey and we take swimming from 6 months of age through adulthood.  Swimming is a healthy life-long fitness and recreational program for the entire family.  We challenge you to build on the knowledge that you already have all while having fun and being safe.

Our classes are designed to ensure the best learning experience for you and/or your child, and more importantly, their safety. Please carefully review the skills for each class level. Not sure which level to take? Take our class selector questionnaire. You and/or your child must be proficient in ALL of the skills listed in a lower level before being registered for a higher level. Should aquatic staff determine you/your child is not in the appropriate level, you/your child will be asked to move to a different class, if available. Safety and respect of others enrolled in the swim program will not allow for us to go over in teacher/student ratios. If space is not available in the child’s appropriate level, no refund will be given.

All registration for swim lessons will close one week prior to the start of the class.  Once registration for the class has closed, there will be no refunds or credits given.

Level 1

Waukee
9/17/22 - 12/18/22
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Ages: 13+ years

This is the beginner swim level for teens and adults.  There are no pre-requites for this class.  In this class the following skills will be taught:

  • Enter in chest deep water
  • Front float
  • Back float for at least 1 minute
  • Roll from front to back and vice versa
  • Go from vertical to horizontal to vertical again while on front
  • Go from vertical to horizontal to vertical again while on back
  • Tread water for at least 1 minute
  • Bob while traveling towards safety for 15 yards
  • Fully submerge and recover in deep water
  • Survival float for at least 30 seconds in deep water
  • Front crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke and scissors kick for at least 15 yards

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Early Registration for Members 9/19/22 9/25/22 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00-
Registration Open 9/26/22 12/18/22 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/17/22 - 10/22/22
Sa - 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration
Closed on
09/10/2022
09/18/22 - 10/23/22
Su - 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Registration
Closed on
09/11/2022
11/05/22 - 12/17/22
Sa - 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Register  
Closes
10/29/2022
11/06/22 - 12/18/22
Su - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Register  
Closes
10/30/2022

Level 2

Waukee
9/17/22 - 12/18/22
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Ages: 13+ years

This is an intermediate swim level for teens and adults.  In this class the following skills will be taught:

  • How to enter the water safely by stepping or jumping from the side into at least shoulder- deep water.
  • Rotary breathing while swimming the front crawl.
  • Swim underwater without hyperventilating, 3-5 body lengths.
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Tuck surface dive
  • Tread water for at least 5 minutes
  • Front crawl, breast stroke, and elementary backstroke for at least 50 yards
  • Back crawl, and sidestroke for at least 25 yards
  • Butterfly for at least 25 yards (optional)
  • Both open and flip turns

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Registration Open 8/8/22 10/23/22 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/17/22 - 10/22/22
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Registration
Closed on
09/10/2022
09/18/22 - 10/23/22
Su - 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Registration
Closed on
09/11/2022
11/05/22 - 12/17/22
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Register  
Closes
10/29/2022
11/06/22 - 12/18/22
Su - 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Register  
Closes
10/30/2022

Level 3

Waukee
9/18/22 - 12/18/22
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Ages: 13+ years

This is an advanced swim level for teens and adults.  This is the last level for group adult and teens. In this class the following skills will be taught:

  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and breast stroke using appropriate turns
  • Swim continuously for 300 yards
  • Calculate target heart rate
  • Dive from side of pool and/or blocks (optional)
  • How to read and make a swim workout

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Early Registration for Members 9/19/22 9/25/22 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00-
Registration Open 9/26/22 12/18/22 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00$ 180.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/18/22 - 10/23/22
Su - 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Registration
Closed on
09/11/2022
11/06/22 - 12/18/22
Su - 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Register  
Closes
10/30/2022