The Superior Y uses a standardized swim lesson curriculum developed by Y-USA. We utilize small class sizes: no more than 4 students per instructor for beginner levels and 6:1 for advanced levels. Most swim lessons are taught in our Rec Pool with a zero-depth/beach entry and water temperatures between 87-90 degrees all year, allowing children to learn to swim in small class sizes at water depths appropriate for the skill level (no greater than chest deep for beginners). Youth lessons use play-based curriculum resources. Visual aids are available to support all stages in our curriculum for participants who can benefit from this accommodation.
Our play-based curriculum builds through a natural progression, getting comfortable with the face and ears in the water first (Water Acclimation, stage 1), then moving into Water Movement (stage 2), and Water Stamina (stage 3), where students learn to control their buoyancy and movement without the use of wearable floatation devices. Once students can swim at least 10-15 yds on front with face in the water, we move into Stroke Introduction (stage 4), Stroke Development (stage 5), and Stroke Mechanics (stage 6). Students should generally expect to spend 2-3 sessions (6-8 lessons/sessions) working on the skills in each stage before moving on to the next.
To maintain instructor-student ratios in group lessons, missed swim lessons cannot be rescheduled. Refunds in the form of pro-rated vouchers may only be made when there is facility cancellation of program services, or where member privileges are suspended, or physician-prescribed medical reasons. Refunds must be requested at the time of need. Membership refunds are limited to a maximum of 30 days. The Y does not make cash refunds. There are no refunds for youth sports, personal training, swim team, swim lessons, or childcare programs.
ADAPTIVE PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
If you or your child have unique needs or goals that would be better met with one-on-one instruction, adaptive lessons may be available. Private swim lesson requests are filled as instructor availability permits, prioritizing requests for individuals with needs that are better accommodated in a one-on-one instructional setting. Our inclusive traditional small group lessons are taught with a curriculum with a variety of adaptive lesson resources and are generally the preferred placement for most swimmers, so private lessons are typically used to prepare a swimmer to integrate into traditional small group lesson settings. Kennedy email@example.com for the current Adaptive Private Swim Lesson application.
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