The A.E. Finley YMCA, in north Raleigh, offers parent and child swim classes for babies and toddlers ages 6 to 36 months year round.
This water introduction program helps the parent and the child get used to the water and see the pool as fun.
Parents and children play games that introduce basic, introductory water skills such as blowing bubbles, breath control, kicking and floating. The class focuses on water orientation and encourages parents and babies to trust each other in the water.
Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons, and babies must wear a swim diaper. Parents must accompany the child in the water.
The A.E. Finley YMCA is located near Six Forks Road and Lead Mine Road in North Raleigh, just off Interstate 540.
Jeff Little, 919-845-3859