Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons at the Anchorage Community YMCA

We are very fortunate to be able to provide youth swim lessons to prospective swim team members. If your child aspires to join the swim but is not quite there yet, please consider our swim lessons program as the first step towards achieving their goals. Contact our aquatics director and head coach Lauren Langford at [email protected] to get more information and to get your child signed up for learn to swim classes!

Youth Level I Swim Lessons

For beginners 3-6 years of age. In this level your child will learn to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, float on their back and their belly, and many other basic water comfort and safety skills. It is our goal that by the end of Youth I swim lessons your child will be very confident in the water.

Youth Level II Swim Lessons

For children who have passed Youth Level I lessons, or for beginners 7-12 years of age. To be successful in this level, kids should already be comfortable in the water and should be able to float and move safely on their own. Children in Youth II lessons will learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke as well as the fundemental kicking technique for breaststroke and butterfly. They will learn valuable lifesaving skills such as treading water, and they will be encouraged to continue growing in confidence and comfort in the water.

Youth Level III Swim Lessons

For children who have passed Youth Level II lessons. To be successful in this level, kids should have basic backstroke and freestyle, they should be able to swim a length of the pool on their own without assistance, and they should be able to perform breaststroke and dolphin kick. In this level children will learn more advanced techniques and skills for backstroke and freestyle, they will learn the full strokes for breaststroke and butterfly, they will learn flip turns and open turns for all the strokes, and they will begin to establish some stamina that will be needed if they are considering swim team as an option. By the time athletes graudate from Youth III lessons, they are ready for our swim team program and you can be sure they are as water safe as we can make them! 


If you are interested in swim lessons, please get in touch with head coach and aquatics director Lauren Langford at [email protected] to get more information!