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.
Contact Courtney Gibbs with any questions on our Aquatics programs.
The NorthWest Family YMCA Splash Pad is open.
Members are free. The nonmember fee is $5.
Hours are as follows (weather permitting):
Thursday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
For questions regarding use of the Splash Pad please contact Courtney Gibbs.
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
2 WEEK SESSIONS (Monday-Thursday):
- June 15 – June 25
- June 29 – July 9
- July 13 – July 23
- July 27 – Aug. 6
Cost: Members $50; Non-members $100
4 WEEK SESSIONS (Saturday):
- June 6 – June 27
- July 11 – August 1
- August 8 – August 29
Cost: Members $30; Non-members $60
PDF Swim Lesson Schedule (Coming soon)
Questions? Contact Courtney Gibbs
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Private & semi-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 receive 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.
Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $25 members, $35 non-members
4 sessions: $80 members, $140 non-members
Semi-Private Lesson Cost:
1 session: $15 members, $30 non-members
4 sessions: $50 members, $120 non-members
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! Lesson registration opens three weeks prior to start date for members, and two weeks prior for non-members.