Learn How to Swim at the Y
YMCA swim lessons emphasize water safety and skill development in a safe environment! We offer group swim lessons and private swim lessons so you can find a class that best fits your needs.
SWIM LESSON SAFETY PROCEDURES
The safety of all our participants is our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of all students and family members during swim lessons, the following protocols have been put in place by our Aquatics team.Learn More
Ages 6 months – 3 years
Infants and toddlers are accompanied by their parents as they learn to be comfortable in the water.Register Now
Students learn more about personal water safety and work to master two benchmark skills.Register Now
Students learn additional water safety skills and build on their stroke techniques.Register Now
Private LessonsPreregister Now
A private swim lesson is a one-on-one session between the student and a certified swim instructor.Learn More
Private Lesson Series
Eight 30-minute sessions between the student and a certified swim instructor.Learn More
Safe Start and Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) are the leading behavioral-based approach to swimming lessons. Certified instructors use techniques that are developmentally appropriate for your infant or young child.Learn More
We offer swimming lessons for all ages and skill ranges.
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim. They sequence a front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit, as well as jump, push, turn, and grab.
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social, emotional, and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
What to Bring
- Reusable swim diaper under a swimsuit with snug-fitting legs
- A towel
- Sunscreen and swim shirt for outdoor pools
- A towel
- Sunscreen and swim shirt for our outdoor pools
Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.
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