Swim Lessons

Improving swimming skills to individual highest potential and increasing awareness of safety in all aspects.

Free Swim Assessment

Are you unsure what level swim lessons your child needs? Now there are no more questions! Stop by for a FREE swim assessment. Assessments given by a qualified swim instructor. Please call your YMCA for available day/time.

Swim testing is also available upon request. Please call your YMCA Aquatics Director for more information.

About Our Swim Lesson Offerings

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer swim lessons (for all ages) and adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a swim lesson program that’s right for you.

Group Parent Child Swim

(Ages 6 months to 3 years) Promotes water enrichment and aquatic-readiness activities for children and their parents or other trusted adults. In this program, the developmental experiences of each child are used to build the child's self-confidence. Parents learn from the instructor's example how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and appropriate praise. So let's just pool it!

There are four levels based on developmental abilities:

  • Shrimps (6-8mos) Child can control their head and sit with support from the hands.
  • Kippers (9-12mos) Child can sit without hand support and stand with support from the hands.
  • Inias (13-18mos) Child can stand without support and walk with or without support or aid.
  • Perch (19-36mos) Child can run and jump. Instructors are certified in the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Program.

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Group Preschool Swim Lessons

Children (Ages 3-5) These programs offer children their first experience in the water without a parent. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming, including: water propulsion, floating, body awareness and independence. They are also taught some general aquatic safety and pool games. Children will be taught with and without the use of various instructional flotation devices.

  • Pike (Beginner)
  • Eel(Intermediate)
  • Ray (Advanced Intermediate)
  • Starfish (Advanced)

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Group School Age Swim Lessons

Children (Ages 6-12) These programs follow the YMCA of the USA’s guidelines to swim lessons. There is a focus on five main points: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue.

  • Polliwog (Beginner)
  • Guppy (Advanced Beginner)
  • Minnow (Intermediate)
  • Fish (Advanced Intermediate)
  • Flying Fish (Advanced)
  • Shark (Advanced)

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Group Adult Swim Lessons

(Ages 18+) It's never too late to learn or improve your swimming skills. Participants must be able to front and back float independently and swim half the length of the pool. This class is for the more advanced beginner who is already comfortable in the water, but is ready to take it to the next step.

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And More!

We also offer advanced swim clinics, private and semi-private swim lessons, classes for individuals with diverse abilities, water fitness classes and more. See our full list of current offerings below.

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