The YMCA of Honolulu's Aquatics Program is divided into several different levels and is oriented toward student-centered learning. It is designed to insure the student's safety, provide for regular, progressive success, and make the learning process more enjoyable. Personal growth, stroke development, water games and sports, personal safety and rescue are incorporated into each level.
Youth Swim Lessons
Parent/Tot (Ages 6-35 months)
This program is a water orientation class designed for parent and child participation. The class encourages the bond of trust between parent and child and teaches parents how to guide and supervise their children around the water. The child will be exposed to basic movements.
Pre-School (Ages 3-5 Years)
The preschool swim program has four levels designed to help children progress and build elementary swimming and safety skills. Children are placed in small groups with the YMCA trained instructors. Class emphasis is on developing the coordination, endurance, and self-confidence of the preschooler.
- Class Levels Offered
- Pike - Beginner
- Eel - Advanced Beginner
- Ray - Low Intermediate
- Starfish - High Intermediate
Youth (Ages 6-12 Years)
The progressive swim program has six levels designed to help children grow personally and develop strokes and safety skills. Emphasis is on endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques.
- Class Levels Offered
- Polliwog - Beginner
- Guppy - Intermediate Beginner
- Minnow - Advanced Beginner
- Fish - Intermediate
- Flying Fish - Advanced Intermediate
- Shark - Low Advanced
Adult Swim Lessons
Adult swim lessons are for those individuals who wish to learn to swim or those who want to improve their technique. Classes have a low student-to-instructor ratio, which allows for personal instruction in each class. Each level is comprised of five elements: personal safety, skill development, personal growth, water sports/games and rescue.
Private Swimming Lessons
With a private swim instructor, you will achieve optimal results via appropriate drills and activities. Private swimming lessons allow for flexible scheduling. During your lessons, you will learn proper swimming techniques and receive positive encouragement, motivation and accountability.
- Private swim lessons are a great opportunity to learn to swim from a skilled teacher on a one-on-one basis.
- Lessons are available for ages 3 years old to adults.
- Lessons are available in five-session packages.
- Each session is 30-minutes in length.
- All lessons packages are pre-paid and non-refundable.