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YMCA Locations

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA


MUKWONAGO YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149

262-363-7950

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA


WAUKESHA YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186

 262-542-2557

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA


SOUTHWEST YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228

414-546-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA


WEST SUBURBAN YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

 414-302-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA


TRI COUNTY YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051

 262-255-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Carroll University

210 N. Grand Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Join the Y

A YMCA membership gives you more than just a place to work out, it gives you a community! Schedule a tour at one of our locations and meet our staff.

Y MEMBERSHIP HAS VALUE

  • FREE Y-Connect Orientation Program
  • FREE Y Fit Start
  • FREE Equipment Orientation
  • FREE Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Water Exercise Classes
  • FREE Guest Passes
    (5 per calendar year)
  • Reduced Program Registration Fees

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Child Care & Camps

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YOUR CHILD AT THE Y

The Y has programs for children of all ages. From infant and toddler care at our Y Academy, to Preschool and 4K programs, to Before & After School care for elementary and middle school students, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.

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Summer Day Camps

For your child's best summer ever,
enroll them in camp at the YMCA!

Support the Y

 

Support the Y

The Y is a positive force in our communities and together, we can take on challenges that shape our future.

Workplace Wellness at the Y

 

Workplace Wellness

Physically fit employees make your company more fiscally fit.  Learn more about partnering with the Y.  It's good for employees, it's good for your company, it's good for your community.

WHY PARTNER WITH THE Y?

  • Access to a statewide program
  • Expertise of a wide variety of staff
  • Great membership benefits
  • Free annual program
  • Partner with a community minded organization

Preschool Swim Lessons at the Y

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Preschool Swim Lessons
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

Swim Basics

Recommended Skills for All to Have Around Water

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim -- sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

In Water Acclimation, Water Movement, and Water Stamina, students are taught the recommended skills for all to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration, and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water.  Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning, are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming. 

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  PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 1 | Water Acclimation (Ages 3-5)

Stage 1 | Water AcclimationPreschoolers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to perform basic self-rescue skills with assistance. Preschool Swim Stage 1 is for students who aren’t yet comfortable going underwater voluntarily.

In Water Acclimation, your child will:

  • Bob to submerge in the water
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet with help
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds with help
  • Roll from back to front and front to back with help
  • Jump, push, turn, grab with help
  • Swim, float, swim 10 feet with help
  • Exit the water

PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 1 with Parent

For the child not quite ready to swim without the parent.  Transition between parent and instructor throughout first half of session.  Focus is on learning to listen to an instructor, becoming comfortable in the water, and safely exploring movement in the water.

PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 1

Children entering this level should be comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water.  Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

  PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 2 | Water Movement (Ages 3-5)

Stage 2 | Water MovementPreschoolers entering this level should be able to go underwater voluntarily.  Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit if they would fall into a body of water. Preschool Swim Stage 2 is for students who aren’t yet able to do a front and back float on their own. 

In Water Movement, your child will:

  • Submerge to look at an object on the bottom of the pool
  • Front and back glide to the wall for five feet
  • Front and back float for 10 seconds
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
  • Swim, float, swim five yards
  • Tread water near the wall for 10 seconds
  • Exit the water
  PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 3 | Water Stamina (Ages 3-5)

Stage 3 | Water StaminaPreschoolers entering this level should be able to front and back float independently.  Students learn to swim to safety from a longer distance.  They are introduced to rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Preschool Swim Stage 3 is for students who aren’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back. 

In Water Stamina, your child will:

  • Retrieve an object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on their front and back for 10 yards
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 10 yards
  • Swim, float, swim 15 yards
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Exit the water

 

Swim Strokes

Skills to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

In Stroke Introduction swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

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  PRESCHOOL SWIM STAGE 4 | Stroke Introduction (Ages 3-5)

Stage 4 | Stroke IntroductionPreschoolers entering School Age Swim Stage 4 should be able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back independently.  Students develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.  Treading is also introduced. 

In Stroke Introduction, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards
  • Breaststroke kick for 15 yards
  • Butterfly kick for 15 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 15 yards
  • Dive from a sitting position
  • Tread water using a scissor and whip kick for one minute
  • Swim any combination of strokes for 25 yards

 

Specialty Swim Lessons

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  Adaptive Swim Lessons

Adaptive Swim Lessons are designed for children with special needs.  Develop individual coordination, physical fitness, basic swimming skills, and safety.  Must be able to function in a small group setting.  Staff to child ratio 1:3.
Ages vary by specific branch and offering.

  Preschool Block Swim (Ages 3-5)

Enrollment is available by age. Your child's swim ability will be assessed on the first day of class and they will be placed with other children of similar skill level. Students are taught the same skills as our preschool lessons.

  Day Camp Swim Lessons (Summer Session)

Summer Day Camp swim lessons will be offered for campers. These 30 minute lessons are a convenient way to get your child extra confident in the water. Lessons will take place before or after camp during extended care time and may vary based upon age group and location. Registration is per one week session with lessons running Mondays-Thursdays for 30 minutes each class. Swimmers will be assessed at the start of the week and placed in a group appropriate for their age and skill level.

 

REGISTER FOR YOUR LOCATION

Mukwonago Southwest Tri County Waukesha West Suburban

 

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3 & up)

Beginner or advanced, swimmers who love the water and want to build confidence are welcome to work with our certified swim instructors.  Private (one-on-one instruction) and semi-private (two students and one instructor) lessons are 30 minutes.  If you are interested in signing up for a private or semi-private lesson, please contact the Aquatics Director at your local YMCA.

Mukwonago YMCA
Jenna Stine
Aquatics Director
jstine@gwcymca.org
 
Southwest YMCA
Austin Egloff
Aquatics Director
aegloff@gwcymca.org
 
Tri County YMCA
Carolyn Verhaalen
Aquatics Director
cverhaalen@gwcymca.org
 
Waukesha YMCA
Jana Krautkramer
Aquatics Director
jkrautkramer@gwcymca.org
West Suburban YMCA
Jacque Mohar
Aquatics Director
jmohar@gwcymca.org
 

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