Aquatics - Water Discovery/Water Exploration - Stage A/B

Aquatics - Water Discovery/Water Exploration - Stage A/B

Swim Starters Aquatic Program

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.

Stage Descriptions:
A / Water Discovery Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
B / Water Exploration Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

* We define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other types of parenting relationship.

Parent Tips

  • Register in person at the Y or go online to for class descriptions and registration.
  • Please contact Shelley Lechnir, Aquatic Director for
    questions regarding placement in a level: [email protected] or 641-752-8658
  • Stages are for both Preschool and School-age children. They are combined.
  • All swimmers progress at an individual pace. Some may need to repeat a stage.
  • If a class is full, please ask to be added to the waitlist. Classes will be added if possible. (Not a guarantee)

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, and First Aid. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.


The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA reserves the right to combine class levels or cancel classes for insufficient enrollment.

Fall 3 & 4 2023 (Tues 8wk)

All Locations
10/24/23 - 12/12/23

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
10/24/23 - 12/12/23
Tu - 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
3 / 10 Available Registration
10/24/23 - 12/12/23
Tu - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
10 / 10 Available Registration