Swim Lessons

Learn to Swim with Confidence

At the YMCA of Columbia, we offer comprehensive swim lessons for all ages, starting from 6 months to adult. Our group lessons are conducted by certified swim instructors and are available on weekdays and Saturdays. For children aged 2 and under, we require a parent or guardian to be present in the pool during the lessons. In addition to group lessons, we also provide private and semi-private lessons tailored to individual needs. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to enhance your swimming skills, our lessons will help you build confidence, improve technique, and ensure water safety. Dive into the world of swimming with us today!

Group Swim Lessons

Join our group swim lessons and embark on an exciting journey to become a proficient swimmer. Our lessons are designed to cater to different age groups and skill levels, from beginners to advanced swimmers. Led by our experienced and certified instructors, these lessons focus on water safety, stroke development, and building endurance. With flexible schedules available on weekdays and Saturdays, you can find a time that suits your convenience. Whether you’re a child or an adult, our group swim lessons provide a supportive and encouraging environment to enhance your swimming abilities. Sign up now and dive into the joy of swimming!

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Personalized Swim Instruction

Experience the benefits of personalized swim instruction with our private and semi-private lessons. Whether you’re a beginner looking for focused guidance or an experienced swimmer aiming to refine your technique, our certified swim instructors are here to help you reach your goals.

In our private lessons, you’ll receive one-on-one attention, allowing for customized instruction tailored to your specific needs and skill level. With our semi-private lessons, you can bring a friend or family member along to share the experience and motivate each other to excel in the water.

Our instructors will work closely with you to develop a personalized lesson plan, focusing on areas you want to improve and providing constructive feedback for continuous progress. With flexible scheduling options, you can find a time that suits your availability.

Take your swimming abilities to the next level and dive into private or semi-private swim lessons today!

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Certified Instructors

Our swim lessons are taught by certified instructors who have undergone extensive training to ensure a safe and effective learning experience. They are dedicated to helping you improve your swimming skills and achieve your goals in a supportive environment.

Flexible Schedules

We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer flexible schedules for our swim lessons. Whether you prefer weekdays or Saturdays, we have multiple options to accommodate your availability, making it easier for you to fit swimming lessons into your routine.


Our swim lessons focuses on water safety, stroke development, and building endurance. We believe in providing a well-rounded experience that equips you with essential swimming skills while fostering a love for the water. From beginners to advanced swimmers, our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every individual, ensuring continuous progress and improvement.


Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

900 Lake Carolina Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
Aquatics Director: Grace Rehn

NorthWest Family YMCA

1501 Kennerly Road, Irmo, SC 29063
Aquatics Director: Olivia Dean

Orangeburg County YMCA

2550 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118
Branch Executive: Caitlin Bishop

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