Strong Swimmers. Confident Kids.
Swim lessons at the YMCA are taught by swim instructors who take a safety-first approach and allow children to learn at their own pace. The indoor pool at the YMCA allows for swim lessons year-round! Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, where strong, confident swimmers have been created for over 100 years!
Group Lesson and Select Private Lesson Registration Opens Dec. 1st!
Group Lessons begin Jan. 9th and run until Apr. 6th
Select Private Lessons begin Jan. 9th and run until May 2nd
Select Private & Semi-Private Lessons
With our brand new select swim lessons, each swimmer will get the experience of individualized lessons! An instructor, dates and times will be assigned beforehand for this 4-week program.
Note: These lessons cannot be moved, rescheduled, or extended.
Semi-Private lessons can be for up to 3 swimmers (First swimmer is $75-$90 and it is $50 for each additional swimmer).
The YMCA Swim Lessons program uses a skill-based approach designed to meet the needs of the community we serve. Parent/Child develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children. Recommended age range: infants and toddlers (6 mos.-3 yrs.). Preschool levels develop personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Recommended age ranges: preschool youth (3-5 yrs). Youth levels introduce and refine stroke technique in older students. Recommended age ranges: school age youth (6-14 yrs). Ask about our swim lesson grants and financial assistance.
Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming. Students will focus on: exploring the aquatic environment with instructor help, developing basic skills to propel and glide with instructor help, learning basic aquatic safety, and accepting some responsibility for safe practices.
Students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. Students will focus on: exploring the aquatic environment without instructor help, developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water without instructor help, learning basic aquatic and boating safety and accepting some responsibility for safe practice.
Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This level also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action. Students will focus on: integrated arm and leg action, rhythmic breathing in back and front glides, developing forward movement on the front and back, practicing skills and safety techniques in deep water.
Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Student focus: developing the front crawl and back crawl, introducing components of the breaststroke and butterfly, and practicing safety techniques in deep water.
Students in this level work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. Student focus: developing stamina in the front crawl and back crawl, developing the breaststroke and butterfly, and building endurance techniques for deep water safety.
Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle. Students in this level focus on the following: developing endurance in the competitive strokes, developing skills related to competitive swimming like flip turns and enhancing skills, and building endurance in deep water.