SWIMMING - LOS CERRITOS

The Los Cerritos YMCA offers Private and Group Swim lessons for the cities of Bellflower and Paramount. Each class is divided into different levels which is determined by age and the ability of the participant. The following swim stage description will help you determine what is best for your child. Once you have identified the best class level for your child, you can register them in a lesson by age.

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

For class schedule please click one of the links below

 

Swimming lessons are by age group

  • Stage A/B Water Discovery: 6 months - 3 yrs 
  • Stage 1 Water Acclimation: 3-5 years old
  • Stages 2-6: 6-11 years old
  • Teen/Adult: 12+ years old  
 
Class A/B: Parent/Child: 6mos - 3yrs
This class is intended as a water enjoyment experience for parents with their children ages 6 months-3 years. Parent & Me class focuses on making water time fun...and setting the stage for learning water skills and aquatic safety. Safe water entry and exit, singing songs, kicking, blowing bubbles, supported back floats, and arm movements. In this class we hope to work past any fear issues in preparation to learn the skills to swim, and ensure that the children are comfortable with the water..
1 instructor : 10 swimmers

Preschool Level1: 3-5yrs
This class is for beginners 3-5 years socially ready to be in a class with an instructor. This class sets the stage for learning to swim. Children will learn pool rules, jumping into the water, kicking on the side of the wall as well as using a kick board, blowing bubbles, supported back float, prone glides, rhythmic bobbing, and propelling themselves unassisted with their face in the water..
1 instructor : 4 swimmers.


 
Preschool Level 2: 3-5yrs
This class is for beginners 3-5 years socially ready to be in a class with an instructor. Preschool Stage 2 swimmers are not yet fully confident in the deep end or in propelling themselves with their face in the water. This class addresses pool rules, safety, eyes open under water, front and back floating, front glide with flutter kick, kick with kickboard, rhythmic bobbing, and is introducing deep water and the front crawl stroke.
1 instructor : 6 swimmers.

Youth Class: Level 1: 6-11yrs
This class is for OLDER beginners ages 6-12 years. Youth Level 1 swimmers are not yet confident in the deep end or in propelling themselves with their face in the water. This class addresses pool rules and safety, eyes open under water, front and back floating, front glide with flutter kick, kick with kickboard, rhythmic bobbing, and is introduced to deep water and the crawl stroke...
1 instructor : 6 swimmers.

Youth Class: Level 2: 6-12yrs
This class is designed for children 6-12 years who can propel themselves unassisted 15-25 yards. Youth Level 2 swimmers will spend most of the class time in the deep end of the pool. This class will focus on the crawl stroke, kicking on back, unassisted rotary breathing, and will introduce students to diving and treading water. Students will also jump into deep water and level off. This class addresses pool rules and safety.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers.

 

Youth Class: Level 3: 6-12yrs
This class is for swimmers 6-12 years that can swim 50 yards in the front and back crawl. Youth Level 3 swimmers will work on breaststroke kick, the elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, butterfly, surface dives, eggbeater kick, endurance, flip turns, and underwater swimming. This class will work with advanced swimmers on competitive starts, flip turns, water rescue skills, sidestroke, underwater pull-outs, and approach stroke.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Teen/Adult: 13+
This class is designed for beginner and intermediate swimmers ages 13 and up. Beginner: Little or no water experience. Learns floating (back and front), introduction of freestyle and elementary backstroke. Intermediate:Refines freestyle and elementary backstroke. Learns sidestroke, breaststroke and deep-water swimming. Self paced class.
1 instructor : 7 swimmers.

 


WATER AEROBICS

Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing and finding balance in mind, body, and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. Water Aerobics is a great place to work towards that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill, fostering connections with friends, or building physical strength. 

Bellflower Aquatic Center is currently offering two types of classes:

Shallow Water Aerobics

Deep Water Aerobics

For prices click below

 


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Looking for Private swim lessons? Our lessons are offered year round for children and adults. They are perfect if you prefer individual instruction or if your child is having a hard time focusing in a group. Each session is 30 min, and includes ONE instructor and the participant. 

The class schedule is modified to fit both, the instructor and participant(s). 

 

 

Private Lesson Options Bellflower Paramount

1 Instructor per student (Private)

(4) 30 min Session $128/person

(4) 30min Session $90/person

1 Instructor per 2 students
(Semi-private)

 

(4) 30 min Session $140/both

 

(4) 30 min Session $110/both

 

Please contact the front desk to schedule or check availability on classes 562-925-1292


 

If you have any questions regarding our Aquatic Programs, please email alex.magnall@lbymca.org or call the Y at 562.925.1292