Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139
P. 617-661-9622

School Age Classes

Our classes for ages 6 to 12 range in size from 4 to 7 swimmers. We use the whole pool with a variety of swimming aids, including noodles, barbells, kickboards, and diving toys.

 

Fall I Session: September 16th – October 20th

*Registration Opens July 31st for Members/August 7th for Non-Members

 

We have updated our swim class curriculum!

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School Age Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Stage 1 starts with immersion, movement, breath control, and water comfort. Front and back floating and gliding are introduced at

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School Age Stage 2: Water Movement

Stage 2 swimmers continue to develop their skills with immersion, movement, breath control, and water comfort. Floating and gliding on

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School Age Stage 3: Water Stamina

Stage 3 swimmers learn and practice rhythmic breathing and further develop swimming on their front and backs. Swimmers should be

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School Age Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Stage 4 swimmers will begin to refine freestyle and backstroke, and also start to develop their breaststroke and butterfly kicks.

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School Age Stages 5 & 6: Stroke Development & Mechanics

Stage 5 swimmers refine freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly while also working on building endurance through drills and by increasing

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