Love The Water. Protect Our Oceans, Lakes, & Rivers.
Dive In to Swim Lessons at the Y
With generous funding from SC Johnson, the Y is providing 1,000 Chicagoland youth with one month of free swim lessons! Designed to meet your skill level in and around water, the Y’s swim lessons focus on water safety, building character, and increasing self-confidence. Be sure to use Blueparadox as the access code when prompted during the registration process.
Making a Splash & Keeping People Safe
The Y has been teaching children and adults how to stay safe in and around the water for more than a century. We actually invented swim lessons!
Keeping Communities Safe
Our swim instructors are certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, and oxygen administration.
Our swim lessons integrate water safety and swimming skills. From children to adults, we give everyone a sense of belonging and confidence by celebrating their achievements!
Every Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard is certified CPR and AED administration. Their training is continuous with monthly in-services, daily quick checks, and regular safety audits.