YMCA of Greater Louisville

Northeast Family YMCA

9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223502 425 1271


Learning to swim is a life skill as well as great exercise and lots of fun. We offer swim lessons for all ages, from infants all the way through to adults so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.


Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter Session I February 23-March 30 February 22
Spring Session I April 13-May 18 April 12


Session Date Registration Deadline
Winter Session I January 26-February 11 January 25
Winter Session II February 23-March 11 February 22
Spring Session I March 16-April 1 March 15
Spring Session II April 13-April 29 April 12
Spring Session III May 4-May 20 May 3


Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter Session I February 24-March 31 February 23
Spring Session I April 14-May 19 April 13


Session Date Registration Deadline
Winter Session I January 27-February 12 January 26
Winter Session II February 24-March 12 February 23
Spring Session I March 17-April 2 March 16
Spring Session II April 14-April 30 April 13
Spring Session III May 5-May 21 May 4


Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter Session I February 25-April 1 February 24
Spring Session I April 15-May 20 April 14


Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter Session I February 26-April 2 February 25
Spring Session I April 16-May 21 April 15


Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter Session I February 28-April 4 February 27
Spring Session I April 18-May 23 April 17


Ages 6 months-3 year
Class ratio 1:10
Introduces children to the water using group activities and games that emphasize basic movement in the water: kicking, arm movements and breath control. One adult must be in the water with each child at all times. Children must wear swim diapers under their swimsuit.


Ages 6-17 months
A positive first experience in the water that encourages a bond of trust between adult and child, and teaches adults how to supervise and guide a child in the water.


Ages 18 months-3 years
For the child ready to learn elementary swimming skills but not old enough to take classes on their own.


Ages 3-5 years
Class ratio 1:4
Designed to help children progress and build elementary swimming and safety skills. Children are placed with instructors based on their skill levels.


A beginning class for children who have never been in the water or are fearful of water. Students require an IFD (Instructional Flotation Device- float belt, bar bell or kick board) and/or assistance from the instructor at all times.


Students are more confident in the water, but are still considered beginners. Students still require assistance from an IFD and/or instructor but are able to swim longer distances.


This intermediate preschool class is for students who are becoming less dependent on their IFDs and instructor assistance. Students begin working on rhythmic breathing and front and back arm-alternating paddles that closely resemble the front and back crawls.


The most advanced preschool class. Students are very comfortable in the water and require little assistance from an IFD. Students strokes should look more and more like front crawl, backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke.


Ages 6-12 years
Class ratio 1:6
YMCA swim programs for the school-aged youth stress endurance, personal safety, skill development and lifesaving techniques. Skills are assessed and children are placed with instructors in the appropriate groups.


A beginning class for swimmers who have never been in the water or may be uncomfortable around the water. Students in this level require assistance from an IFD (Instructional Flotation Device) or swim instructor at all times.


Students begin to refine their personal safety skills and strokes to become more efficient as they increase their endurance and overall fitness level. Students in this level are slowly being introduced to deeper water and are gradually increasing their independence.


The third level, in which the students perfect the front crawl and backstroke and are introduced to the breaststroke.


This level is an intermediate class in which students refine their floating, treading and IFD skills and are introduced to new skills such as the butterfly stroke and competitive starts and turns.


Ages 6-12
Class Ratio 1:8
The top two levels of the youth swim lesson program, the student focuses on competitive swimming skills and increasing overall endurance. At the completion of these levels, students are able to swim the front crawl, breaststroke and back stroke with the proper flip turns for a minimum of 100 yards, swim butterfly for 25 yards and swim a 200 yard individual medley (50 yards of butterfly, 50 yards of backstroke, 50 yards of breaststroke and 50 yards of freestyle) with the proper starts and turns.

Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25m in breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke without stopping.


All practices are held at the Northeast Family YMCA. Tsunami Swim Club belongs in the K.I.Y.S.A. league and will have a swim meet once a month. Contact the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271 for more information. Parent orientation will be in August. Please check with the front desk for more details.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes- Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle 25 yards. 5 and 6 year olds must be able to swim Backstroke and Freestyle 25 yards. Golds have time prerequisites.


Ages 13+ years
Adult swim lesson participants range from the true beginner to advanced swimmers. Participants are grouped by skill level and classes are designed to fit student goals.

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