The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim,  improving strokes or competitive swim, Y members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

Note: Swimmers under 48″ are required to wear a lifejacket and stay in the shallow water at all times if they are unable to pass the swim test. The swim test consists of swimming 25 yards from the shallow end to the deep end without stopping, treading water for 1 minute and swimming back to the shallow end without stopping. Swimmers that pass the swim test will receive a wristband.

Please use the search feature below to find swim lessons for babies, youth and adults, private swim lessons, Masters swim team, Mudcats swim team, lifeguard classes and more!

Contact Amy Dodson with any questions on our Aquatics programs.

Swim Lessons

The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance.  The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment.  Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.

2020 Swim Lesson Session Dates

4 week sessions (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays):
January 6 – 30
February 3 – 27
March 2 – 26
March 30 – April 23 (Spring Break April 13-17)
April 27 – May 21
August 24 – September 17
September 21 – October 15
October 19 – November 12
November 16 – December 10

2 week sessions (Mondays-Thursdays):
June 8 – 18
June 22 – July 2
July 6 – 16
July 20 – 30
August 3 – 13

8 week sessions (Saturdays):
January 4 – February 22
February 29 – April 18 (Spring Break April 13-17)
April 25 – June 13
June 20 – August 8
August 15 – October 3
October 10 – November 28

Search for the right session for you and register below! Lesson registration opens three weeks prior to start date for members, and two weeks prior for non-members.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are held with a trained swim instructor, for an individual or a minimum of 2 participants (semi-private) attending the lesson. Participants will received 30-minute lesson with swim instructor to be scheduled once registration is completed. Aquatics staff will be in contact to schedule your session. Please allow up to 7 days for contact.

1 session: $25 members, $35 non-members
4 sessions: $80 members, $140 non-members

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