Whether your child already knows the basics of swimming, or it is their first time in the water, we offer different levels of program for them to learn the skills that they will use for the rest of their lives!
Under the guidance of our certified and dedicated lifeguards and instructors, kids and teens will learn how to swim, develop the skills to keep themselves safe in the water and the confidence to carry them far beyond their swim lessons.
Program Registration is required every month. Registration for the next month of classes begins the last week of the current session, unless otherwise noted.
If you are a new swimmer at the YMCA of Glendale and are not a beginner, please contact the Aquatics Department to schedule a free swim test to determine your level before you register.
YMCA of Glendale
(818) 240- 4130
Pike (Ages 3-5)
Ages 3-5 years, for non-swimmers. The emphasis is on comfort in the water, development of kicking, floating, and arm paddles.
Polliwog Beginner (Ages 6-14)
For non-swimmers the emphasis is on the comfort in the water, water adjustment, floating, kicking, rhythmic breathing and paddle stroke for freestyle. Must swim at least 20 yards to move up to next level.
Polliwog Advanced (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed the Polliwog Beginner or able to swim 20 yards. The emphasis is on front and back kicking, rhythmic side breathing and paddle stroke.
Guppy (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed the Polliwog Advanced, or able to do front and back crawl, side breathing for 25 yards. The emphasis is refining the front and back crawl.
Minnow (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed Guppy or able to swim freestyle and backstroke. The emphasis is elementary backstroke.
Fish (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed Minnow, or able to swim freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke. The emphasis is on breaststroke.
Flying Fish (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed Fish, or able to swim freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke and breaststroke. Class introduces butterfly.
Shark (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed Flying Fish, or able to swim freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Emphasis is butterfly and refining all other techniques.
Dolphin Pre-Swim Team (Ages 6-14)
For those who completed Shark, class prepares swimmers for swim team. Emphasis is speed, endurance, competitive techniques. (group class fee)
Swim Team (Ages 6-14)
Emphasis is speed, endurance, competitive techniques. (group class fee)