Promotes water enrichment and aquatic-readiness activities for children and their parents or other trusted adults. In this program, the developmental experiences of each child are used to build the child’s self-confidence. Parents learn from the instructor’s example how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and appropriate praise. So let’s just pool it!

Stage A: Swim Starters Water Discovery

Parents accompany children in this class, which introduces babies and parents to the aquatic environment through exploration that encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. The general goals of the program are:

  • To encourage developmentally appropriate expectations by parents of babies enrolled in water enrichment programs
  • To introduce and emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents
  • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship
  • To provide parents and children the opportunity to share common experiences, socialize, and interact with one another

Stage B: Swim Starters Water Exploration

In this class, parents are guided to work with their child to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. The general goals of the program are:

  • To encourage children to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with parents’ help
  • To introduce basic water skills such as kicking, breath control, and body control or balance
  • To encourage children to make purposeful movement in the water and movements in response to visual and verbal cues
  • To have fun in the water using toys and floatation devices and interacting with other children
  • To emphasize basic aquatic safety to parents
  • To provide a positive parent/child aquatic experience and an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

Per the State of Connecticut revised guidelines for pool capacity, as of Wednesday, December 2, Adult Lap swim will have (1) swimmer per lane, maximum 6 in the pool.

  • Cancellations: Please notify us if you need to cancel your reservation. To properly track the usage of the pool, please refrain from giving your spot to someone else. Please call us at (203) 357-7000 or email info@stamfordymca.org to cancel.
  • New No-Show Policy: 3 instances of no-show for a reservation without emailing or calling to cancel will now result in a $20 penalty and inability to register until the penalty is paid. 
  • Reservation Limits: Limit (1) lap swim reservation per day, during peak hours 3 pm - 6 pm, Monday-Friday, multiple reservations will be canceled. 
  • Reservation Time: Lap swim reservations will be honored for 10 minutes. 10 minutes after the reservation time the lane will become available.

Masks: Masks MUST be worn inside the facility, locker rooms, and on the pool deck. Please wait until you arrive at your lap lane before removing your mask.

 


HOW TO REGISTER FOR A RESERVATION IN THE DAXKO MOBILE APP
This is a new process for everyone, so we are here to help! Below are step-by-step instructions on how to register!
  1. Open the Daxko YMCA mobile app.
  2. Click on programs
  3. Find the day of the week that you are interested in reserving
  4. Click on the time of your choosing
  5. If this is your first time creating an account, choose the ‘Create a Login’ option, and enter your information.
  6. Log in with that information
  7. Choose the “Register” button at the bottom
  8. Read and initial waiver
  9. Choose the "I Agree" button on the bottom right
  10. Review reservation
  11. Choose the "Next" button
  12. If you have reserved a spot you will see a green check within a green circle
  13. You will see a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email you have not reserved a spot. Please contact the Stamford Family YMCA (203) 357-7000