Why the Y for swim lessons?
Certified instructors take a safety-first approach and help students of all ages and skill levels learn at their own pace. This builds confidence in the water and fosters a love for swimming. We also limit our class sizes so students receive more individualized instruction.
As a bonus, our warm pool and year-round instruction allow students to build upon their progress and retain skills permanently.
The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for more than 100 years and we're committed to helping kids, adults, and families become strong, confident swimmers!
Y swim programs provide core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The Y focuses on safety in and around the water, stroke and skill development, and providing a fun and enjoyable experience.
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.
Parents are guided through confidence building activities that encourage positive and fun socializing experiences for both kids and parents.
1 / Intro to Water Skills
Students develop comfort in and around the water through skills such as safely entering and exiting the water, blowing bubbles, and floating.
2 / Fundamental Skills
Students will begin to explore underwater, and swimming without support using combined arm and leg action on both their front and back.
3 / Stroke Development
Students will gain confidence in deep water, learn to swim longer distances, and discover new strokes.
4 / Stroke Improvement
Students continue to build stroke technique, increase their endurance, and develop new strokes such as breaststroke and butterfly.
5 / Stroke Refinement
Students continue to refine stroke technique, learn competitive swimming skills such as diving and flip turns, and continue to build endurance through longer swimming distances.
6 / Advanced Fitness
Students further develop skills that encourage swimming after youth lessons are completed. Students continue to build endurance, learn lifeguard skills, and further develop familiarity with competitive swimming. This course includes a 500yard swim, individual medley, and treading water without hands.
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are available for those who want to work on advanced skills or even learn basic skills with one-on-one attention. Participants work at their own pace and set lesson times according to their schedule.