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.
Ages 6 months – 3 years
Infants and toddlers are accompanied by their parents as they learn to be comfortable in the water.Learn More & Register Now
Young children will learn the foundation of water safety skills and build (on) their foundation of water safety skills.Learn More & Register Now
Students learn more about personal water safety and work to master two benchmark skills.Learn More & Register Now
Teens, adults, and seniors can learn the basics or build on their foundation and learn additional swimming techniques.Learn More & Register Now
Current pathway offerings include Endurance, Games, and Sports as well as Aquatic Conditioning.Learn More & 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
Semi-private Lesson Series
Semi-private swim lessons are led by a certified swim instructor for a small group.Learn More
Save More as a Member
Get major savings when you join the YMCA of Central Florida.
Our members are able to save up to 50% on popular programs like camps, Youth Sports, and swim lessons! You’ll also enjoy priority registration.
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. Our Aquatics team follows the outlined stages below based on national YMCA of the USA curriculum.
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.
Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.
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