95th annual KIWANIS LEARN-TO-SWIM 2022

Thank you for participating!  We are excited for next year!

Kiwanis Learn-to-Swim, sponsored by the Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis and Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory, is offered by the Y and free to community participants ages 4-12, to learn how to be safe in and around water.  

One session per child only.  Registration is in person at the Y, online, or by calling the Y at 920.921.3330.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  


Levels available to register for include beginner, intermediate and advanced. Children will attend each day at the Y at the time registered for.  

Beginner – never took lessons, may be afraid of the water. Will learn pool rules, proper way to enter and exit the water, blow bubbles, floats, swimming on front and back.

Equivalent to: Stage 1-2

Intermediate – has been to lessons, is comfortable in water. Will review beginner skills, will learn, floats, glides (pushing off wall), swim on front and back using arms and legs together, work on retrieving objects from the bottom.

Equivalent to Stage 3-4

Advanced – is in lessons, knows basics. Will be in lap pool. Working on stroke techniques on front and back.  Learning kicks for breaststroke and butterfly. Learning dives.

Equivalent to Stage 5-6


This 4-day water safety program offers basic swimming skills that help reduce the risk of drowning while building confidence in and around water.


Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. You need to equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The Kiwanis Learn-To-Swim Program can help you make sure your children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them.


--Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water

--Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water

--Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help

--Fun activities that reinforce skills


Jennie Mildebrandt, Director of Program Development | jmildebrandt@fdlymca.org