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Youth Aquatics & Swim Lessons

Being comfortable and safe in the water is an important life skill that can also lead to increased physical fitness. Swimming is a great way to unwind and exercise!

Are you unsure of which swim lesson levels are appropriate for your child? Review our Swim Lesson Level Chart and call us for more information.

Swim Lessons: Ages 6-36 Months

Parent–Tot Swim Lessons: Infants and toddlers 6 months to 36 months learn the joy of being in the water in a safe and nurturing environment with hands on parent involvement. They will be taught the fundamentals of swimming; such as kicking, arm movements, blowing bubbles and floating on their backs and stomachs, with the goal to teach them to swim independently.

Swim Lessons: Ages 3-5 Years

Pike: Children enter this level with little or no water experience. The instructor helps the child to develop a sense of comfort and familiarity in the water. Children will learn kicks, arm movements and breath control/blowing bubbles in the Pike level class.

Eel: Children enter this level with a sense of comfort in the water and the ability to swim 10 feet on their front and back. The instructor helps the child develop a sense of independent movement in the water on their front, back and side. and introduces the child to the core swimming strokes, Freestyle and Backstroke.

Ray: Children enter this level with the ability to swim 25 yards independently on their front and back. The instructor introduces the child to the core swimming strokes, Freestyle with side breathing, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Sidestroke.

Swim Lessons: Ages 6-14 Years

Polliwog: This course is an introduction to basic swimming skills. Children enter this level with little or no water experience. The instructor helps the child to develop a comfort in the water and the ability to swim 15 yards using movements without assistance.

Guppy: This course is a continuation for developing basic swimming. Children enter this level with the ability to swim 15 yards on their front and back without assistance. The instructor introduces the child to the core swimming strokes, Freestyle with side breathing, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Sidestroke with an emphasis on technique and increased distance.

Minnow: This course is an introduction to intermediate swimming skills. Children enter this level with the ability to swim 25 yards independently on their front and back. The instructor works with the child to develop strength in the Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke.

Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: This course is an introduction to advanced swimming skills. Children enter this level with the ability to swim Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, Elementary Backstroke and Butterfly a distance of 50-100 yards. Technique and endurance are encouraged in all strokes.


Junior Lifeguard Academy:

Participants in our Junior Lifeguard Academy learn leadership and water safety skills that will help them in daily life as well as prepare them for becoming a Lifeguard in the future.

  • Ages: 10-15
  • 2017 Session 1:May 12-13 AND June 16-17
  • 2017 Session 2:June 23-24 AND July 21-22
Jr. Lifeguard Academy

Participants must attend ALL program days in 1 of 2 sessions offered. For more information, please contact the Chino YMCA.


Porpoise Prep Club (Limited Availability)

TRY OUTS ARE SATURDAYS AT 1:15 P.M. (By Appointment Only) Porpoise Prep Club is for children ages 6-14 that would prefer a training class over a swim lesson class. Children must be able to swim 100 yds. of Freestyle and Backstroke and 50 yards of Breaststroke and Butterfly. Each child interested in joining the Porpoise Prep Club must try out.

  • Ages: 6-14
  • Days: Saturdays
  • Times: 12:30PM to 1:20PM

Porpoise Swim Club

TRY OUTS ARE MONDAY-THURSDAY AT 7:00 P.M. (By Appointment Only) Please read the Porpoise Club Parent Information Sheet provided below. This is a non-competitive swim club for children ages 8-14 that have passed the YMCA Shark swim level or a 200 yard swim test given by the Porpoise Club coach. The Porpoise Club will focus on building the swimmers endurance and improving their stroke technique, while emphasizing teamwork. Each child interested in joining the Porpoise Club must try out.

  • Ages: 8-14
  • Days: Monday through Thursday
  • Times: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Porpoise Club Parent Information Sheet

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LOCATION

  • Chino Valley YMCA
  • 5665 Edison Ave
  • Chino, CA 91710
  • Phone: 909-597-7445

FACILITY HOURS

  • Monday-Friday: 5:30AM to 9:00PM
  • Saturday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Sunday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM