Water Safety Classes

The world is 71% water. Your children are 100% curious.

Everyone should know how to swim!

YMCA swim lessons are designed to help each participant learn how to swim better and be safe in the water. The Dodge City Family YMCA offers progressive classes for ages 6 months through adult.  Learn the basics, then build your skills and develop your technique. Private, partner and group lessons are available. The Dodge City Family YMCA offers multiple sessions throughout the year. For more information contact our Aquatics Director at 620.225.8157 or sdroste@ymcaswkansas.org.


Levels & Class Descriptions:


Use this Lesson Selector to determine which class is right for your child.

Y Splash Free Water Safety Classes

The purpose of Y Splash is to provide basic swim lessons to youth and aquatic safety information to adults and the community. Youth participants will receive a FREE goodie bag with items to make your swimming experience fabulous.

View Summer 2019 session flyer

Parent-Tot Water Safety

Ages 6mos-3 yrs: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim   readiness skills through fun and  confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. 

Water Acclimation

Ages 4 & 5.  Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 

Youth Water Safety- Levels 2 & 3 (Beginners)

  • Water Movement (Level 2): Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Stamina (Level 3): Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stage.

Youth Water Safety- Levels 4 & 5

  • Stroke Introductions (Level 4):  Students will learn stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
  • Stroke Development (Level 5):  Students will work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.


Contact Director of Programs, Stacie Droste with questions: sdroste@ymcaswkansas.org.