DolphinTots

For Ages 3 - 5 Years

Preschoolers, who are ready to participate without a parent or guardian, will develop skills while progressing through the “Rainbow” color levels.

Children take classes either once or twice a week. They learn basic swim coordination, entering and exiting the pool, getting their faces wet, floating and gliding and using arm and leg motions. They also are introduced to side-breathing techniques and formal strokes including front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke.

DolphinTot classes are small and most classes have a ratio of one instructor to four swimmers. The classes are taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors and water safety aides. DolphinTot parents or caregivers must remain in the YWCA viewing section above the swimming pool during their child’s class. They may not leave the YWCA for any reason.

DolphinTots levels

RedDolphins: Able to learn swim readiness without a parent.
OrangeDolphins: Ready to improve swim readiness skills.
YellowDolphins: Can swim five yards independently with a basic stroke on their front and back.
BlueDolphins: Able to swim 15 yards with front crawl and pay attention to what they need to learn.

Fall 2019

September 3 - December 21 

MONDAYS
September 9 - December 16
10 - 10:30 am /or 1:00 - 1:30 pm /or1:30 - 2 pm /or 3 - 3:30 pm
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

TUESDAYS 
September 3 - December 17
10 - 10:30 am /or or 1:00 - 1:30 pm /or1:30 - 2 pm
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

WEDNESDAYS
September 4 - December 18 
10 - 10:30 am /or or 1:00 - 1:30 pm /or1:30 - 2 pm
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

THURSDAYS
September 5 - December 19
10 - 10:30 am/or 1:00 - 1:30 pm/or 1:30 - 2 pm /or 3 - 3:30 pm
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

FRIDAYS
September 6 - December 20
1:30 - 2 pm /or 2:30 - 3:00
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

SATURDAYS
September 7 - December 21
9 - 9:30 am /or 9:30 - 10 am /or 10 - 10:30 am /or 10:30 - 11 am
$350/15 classes (Full Members)
$375/15 classes (Youth Members)

DolphinTots parents or caregivers must remain in the YWCA viewing section above the swimming pool during their children’s class. They may not leave the YWCA for any reason.

For questions contact the YWCA Aquatics Department at 203-869-6501, ext 121
 

Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.

Go to the Membership Section for information on membership categories.