Youth Swim Lessons & Classes for All Ages in Greenwich CT
Meet Shanna Sudderth
Shanna received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and brings with her over 20 years of experience teaching swimming. For the past 13 years Shanna has been teaching Swimming at the YWCA as the primary Dolphins Babies teacher. She has enjoyed watching many of her students progress through the swimming levels to join the Dolphins Swim Team. Shanna is also certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR. Her true passion is making sure every child learns to swim and grows to love the sport.
Why swim at the YW?
We take great pride in our customized, student-centered approach to swim instruction. Our focus is on placing every student at the appropriate skill level, with the right instructor, so that everyone benefits. Classes are smaller to ensure a higher student to instructor ratio.
Open and family swim is available at various hours during the week. Check out the swim schedule for specific times.
Preschool through High School
It all begins with our 25-yard, 6-lane warm-water pool equipped with handicapped-accessible swim lift. All pool activities are supervised by the YW's American Red Cross-certified instructors and lifeguards.
DolphinBabies gets parents involved in helping their children, ages 6 months to 3 years, get comfortable in the water with basic swim skills (floating, kicking, going underwater) games and songs. DolphinTots offers 3-5-year-olds an introduction to swimming skills in a small group setting. Junior aquatics classes build on introductory training with confidence and strength-building instruction for ages 5- 12. (Classes for 13-18 year-olds are available as well.) More advanced swimmers can choose from Scuba (including PADI Certification, for 10 year-olds and up), American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.
The YW's own Dolphins Swim Team, now in its 46th year, offers a competitive, age-group program for swimmers 5 - 18 years old, that holds memberships in Connecticut Swimming, Connecticut Y Swim League, and the United States Swimming.
Are you a former competitive or serious recreational swimmer? The DolphinMasters Swim group offers enhanced physical conditioning in a friendly competitive atmosphere. Masters swimmers can choose to compete at local and regional Masters Meets as well.
For information and registration, contact the YWCA Aquatics Department at 203-869-6501, ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org ... or stop by the pool office.
Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.
Go to the Membership Section for information on membership categories.