Parents/guardians are in the water with the child. This is an instructor led class intended to help young children become comfortable and safe in and around water. Techniques will be taught to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. These classes involve both parent and child in the water. Parent and child will focus on floating and basic skills.
The Albert Lea Family Y’s curriculum offers different skill levels that emphasizes stroke mechanics, water games, personal safety, rescue skills and stamina. Please see the Y swim lessons flyer to see how the Y levels compare to Red Cross levels and to find out which level best suits your swimmer. Levels with fewer than two swimmers may be cancelled or combined with a group one level above or below.
Private swim lessons allow you to work at your own pace with an instructor. Learn to swim for the first time or perfect certain strokes. Schedule your classes around your schedule. Contact the Y for scheduling information. Participants must fill out a registration form.
Beginning in September of 2018 the Albert Lea Family Y will offer a Safety around Water swim lesson curriculum for any youth in Freeborn County who has not had a swim lesson. The class will be free and is a series of three one-hour lessons. Lessons take place after school on Monday Wednesday and Friday for 1 week during the school year. Signups will take place after school begins. This is open to youth in Kindergarten through 7th grade.
For ages 15 and older. Red Cross Lifeguarding is a national certificate that is recognized by many organizations. Those who successfully complete this course will receive certification in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Prerequisites include a minimum age of 15 and strong swimming ability. For more information, contact the Y.