Cannon Memorial YMCA
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Swim Lessons

Every day at the Y, children learn the basics of swimming and enhance their skills with our progressive lessons, turning beginners into experts, polliwogs into sharks. Our kids are having fun, being healthy, learning safety and building confidence all at the same time! Click here to download our current Aquatics Brochure with pricing and schedules.

  • Low instructor-to-student ratios allow for more personal attention.
  • A wide selection of classes and schedules are available to fit your needs.
  • Choose from parent/child lessons for infants and toddlers, preschool, youth and adult lessons.
  • Private and semi-private lessons are also available.

Register at Kannapolis

Register at West Cabarrus

Register at Harrisburg

Private Swim Lessons

Private Lessons: Members: $100 | Non-Members: $150
Semi-Private Lessons: Members: $60 | Non-Members: $90

Private and semi-private lessons consist of five 30-minute sessions built around your schedule.

Group Swim Lessons

Click here to see descriptions of swim ages and levels.

SATURDAY

PARENT/CHILD SWIM & PRESCHOOL SWIM (30 min): Member $30 | Non-Member $45
YOUTH SWIM (45 min): Members $40 | Non-Members $60
ADULT SWIM (45 min): Members $40 | Non-Members $60

WEEKDAY

PARENT/CHILD SWIM & PRESCHOOL SWIM (30 min): Member $50 | Non-Member $75
YOUTH SWIM (45 min): Members $75 | Non-Members $110
ADULT SWIM (45 min): Members $75 | Non-Members $110

LATE FEE: Late registrations may be accepted as space allows with a $10 late fee.

Kannapolis

For more information on lessons at the Kannapolis Branch, contact the Aquatics Director at 704.939.9622 x219 or kaquatics@cannonymca.org.

Late registrations may be available. On the week prior to the start of the session, a $10 late fee will be addade to the session cost.

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West Cabarrus

For information on lessons at the West Cabarrus Branch, contact Tara Larish at 704.795.9622 x218 or tlarish@cannonymca.org.

Late registrations may be available. On the week prior to the start of the session, a $10 late fee will be addade to the session cost.

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Harrisburg

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Available Programs

Shrimp/Kipper (6-18 months)

Shrimp/Kipper (6-18 months)
This class introduces infants and parents to basic water skills and environment. It teaches water adjustment and basic water safety. Songs and games will be used to encourage infants.

Inia/Perch (18-36 months)

Builds on Level 1 skills including kicking, reaching, paddling, floating and blowing bubbles. Teaches children to propel themselves through the water. Child will practice the ability to put his/her face in the water and will learn breath control. Encourages child’s independence in the water under the watchful eye of the parent.

Pike: Pre-School Swim (Ages 3-5)

Designed for the beginner swimmer who cannot swim independently without the assistance of the instructor and cannot float on his/her back.

Eel: Pre-School Swim (Ages 3-5)

Designed for the child who has advanced from Pike OR can swim by themselves 1/2 the length of the pool (25 yds.) with a flotation device and can swim with no flotation device for 5 yards.

Ray/Starfish: Pre-School Swim (Ages 3-5)

Designed for the child who has advanced from Eel OR can swim 15 yards to 20 yards horizontally with no flotation device and can demonstrate rhythmic breathing with a kickboard. Teaches personal safety skills.

Polliwog: Youth Swim (Ages 6-12)

This beginner level class is for the child who cannot swim the length of the pool.

Guppy: Youth Swim (Ages 6-12)

Designed for the child who has advanced from Polliwog or is able to swim the length of the pool on either front or back.

Minnow/Fish: Youth Swim (Ages 6-12)

Designed for the child who has advanced from the Guppy level OR is able to swim front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards.

Flying Fish/Shark: Youth Swim (Ages 6-12)

Designed for the child who has advanced from the Minnow/Fish level OR is able to swim 2 lengths of the pool in breaststroke kick, 50 yards elementary back stroke kick, 50 yards front crawl with rotary breathing and 50 yards back crawl.

Teen/Adult (13-adult)

Open format class for beginner or intermediate that keeps the participant’s goals in mind.