YMCA of Greater Louisville

YMCA at Norton Commons

11000 Brownsboro Road, Prospect, KY 40059 502 882 9622
  • Monday — Friday 5 am-10 pm
  • Saturday — Sunday 7 am-7 pm

SWIM LESSONS

The Y has been teaching swimming for over 100 years with nationally-certified and highly-trained instructors. Our lessons focus on essential, life-saving skills and techniques while helping encourage swimming as an excellent tool for lifelong wellness. Swim lessons provide a wealth of benefits that go far beyond the water.

YMCA swim lessons are available year-round at multiple locations and are designed to ensure safety, success and fun for all participants. Lessons are available for all ages, starting as early as 6 months old. Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your skills in the water, we have a class that is right for you!

With a wide variety of schedules available and affordable program rates for all, the Y is always here for you.

WAYS TO SAVE ON SWIM LESSONS

  • Join the Y to save and enjoy special member prices on swim lessons!
  • Find out more about reduced rates through our financial assistance program.
  • Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.

SWIM LESSON CLASS LEVELS

SWIM STARTERS - PARENT/CHILD (AGES 6 MO-3 YRS)

Parents accompany their infant or toddler in the water, exploring fundamentals like blowing bubbles, back floats and essential safety around water skills.

SWIM BASICS - PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (AGES 3-5 YRS)

Swimmers will progress through classes that help teach safety around the water, increase comfort with underwater exploration, introduce self-rescue skills, encourage forward movement and momentum. Classes will also introduce rhythmic breathing with integrated movements.
 

SWIM STROKES - SCHOOL-AGE SWIM LESSONS (AGES 6-12 YRS)

Swimmers that have advanced beyond Swim Basics will progress through learning techniques for front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick, butterfly kick and elementary backstroke. Safety skills are reinforced through continued work on treading water and sidestroke. More advanced swimmers will refine technique for all major competitive strokes.
 

STROKE & TURN CLINICS - ENDURANCE/TECHNIQUE BASED CLASSES (AGES 6-12 YRS)

This is an advanced level course.  The purpose is to perfect already mastered swim basics.  The class is designed to work on endurance and technique simultaneously. 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS - ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION (AGES 4 & UP)

Private lessons focus on one on one attention; this is beneficial for swimmers ranging from beginners to those seeking instruction in advanced technique. To learn about private swim lesson options, please contact Brian Flower (bflower@ymcalouisville.org) or Lucy Kramer (lkramer@ymcalouisville.org).

SUPER SWIMMERS CLUB

Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact Brian Flower at bflower@ymcalouisville.org or at 502.413.0553.

We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.