March 20, 2020

Our YMCA Aquatics team has put together dry-land home activities—no pool required! These home activities help to develop good form and build stamina. When the skill has been mastered on land, it becomes easier to perform in the water.

Swim Lesson Technique: Back Float

Swim Lesson Technique: Back Glide

Swim Lesson Technique: Butterfly

Swim Lesson Technique: Dive

Swim Lesson Technique: Flip Turn

Swim Lesson Technique: Front Crawl

Swim Lesson Technique: Front Glide

Swim Lesson Technique: Sidestroke

Swim Lesson Technique: Submerge

Swim Lesson Technique: Swim on Front


With Florida leading the country in reported child drownings, we believe swimming is a skill every child should learn. The Y is committed to helping keep kids safe in and around water by providing free drowning prevention lessons across six counties at select YMCA locations during Safety Around Water Week. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Safety Around Water Week will not be taking place in the summer—in the meantime, we’ve put together this Family Education Guide for your family to review at home.