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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! See our current Pool Schedule for more information.

Swim Starters: Ages 6 Months-3 Years

Parent & Me Swim Lessons: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
  • A/WATER DISCOVERY:Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
  • Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land? NOT YET = A/WATER DISCOVERY
  • B/WATER EXPLORATION:In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water? NOT YET = B/WATER EXPLORATION

Swim Basics: Ages 3 Years And Older

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills. 1 - Swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float glide, and exit. 2 - Jump, push, turn, and grab.
  • 1 WATER ACCLIMATION: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. this stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming
  • Will the student go underwater voluntarily? NOT YET = 1/WATER ACCLIMATION
  • 2 WATER MOVEMENT: In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
  • Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own? NOT YET = 2/WATER MOVEMENT
  • 3/WATER STAMINA: In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
  • Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back? NOT YET = 3/WATER STAMINA

Swim Strokes: Ages 3 Years And Older

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing sills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
  • 4/STROKE INTRODUCTION: Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
  • Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl? NOT YET = 4/STROKE INTRODUCTION
  • 5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT: Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. the emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.
  • Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool? NOT YET = 5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT
  • 6/STROKE MECHANICS: In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
  • Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back? NOT YET = 6/STROKE MECHANICS

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PATHWAYS

Dolphin Club

Non-competitive Swim club for ages 6 years and up. Tryouts are required. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of all 4 strokes, unassisted. Practices will be once per week. For more information please contact the Aquatics Director.

Shark Club

Competitive Swim Club for ages 6 years and up. Tryouts are required. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of all 4 competitive stokes. Practices will be Monday-Friday with time trials throughout the session. For more information please contact the Aquatics Director.

Water Polo

Non-competitive water polo club for ages 8 years and up. Tryouts are required. Players must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle unassisted. Practices will be held twice per week. For more information please contact the Aquatics Director.

Adult and Senior Swim Lessons

None at this time. Please contact the Aquatics Director for more information.

Aquafit Classes:

No swimming experience necessary! Add water to your workout with this aquatic-based class suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. AquaFit is a great way to improve aerobic fitness, develop strength and flexibility with minimal jarring or impact, making it easier on muscles and joints. Lap swimming and Aqua walking are available to our facility and daily members. Please check our Pool Schedule for times.

More coming soon!

We look forward to offering adult wellness swim programs for our facility members. Check back for more information.

BRANCH CONTACT

LOCATION

  • Scheu Family YMCA of Upland
  • 1150 E. Foothill Blvd
  • Upland, CA 91786
  • Phone: 909-946-6120

FACILITY HOURS

  • Monday-Friday: 5:30AM to 10:30PM
  • Saturday: 7:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Sunday: 7:00AM to 4:00PM