YMCA Swim Camp combines the traditional fun of Day Camp with a specialized focus on skills and learning related to aquatic activities. Our campers develop a lifetime love for the water, and a deep understanding of water safety and responsibility. Campers swim 2 times a day, with stroke development and training tailored by age and skill level. Campers have the opportunity to progress through levels.
Red (non-swimmer) is our beginner stage where the children learn basic swimming skills. Yellow (intermediate) will need to swim 10 feet (3 yards) on their front and back, tread water for 20 seconds, submerge under surface water (face in), and swim-float-swim. Green (swimmer) will need to swim 45 feet (15 yards) on their front and back, tread water for at least 60 seconds, submerge & retrieve object, swim-float- swim for 75 feet (25 yards). When they are not swimming, campers participate in traditional camp activities including field trips, art, and literacy activities. Our activities and interactions emphasize building self esteem and self-confidence. New Trips for 2020.