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 (6 MONTHS-3 YEARS)
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 (AGES 3-5) AND YOUTH (AGES 6-12)
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 - YOUTH (AGES 6-12)
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.
TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Teen/Adult swim lessons are available for every level, from beginner to advanced stroke and skill development. Schedules vary for each season and additional options may be added as needed.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Private classes offer the opportunity to have one-on-one instruction at any level. To learn about private swim lesson options, please contact Beth Kempf at email@example.com or at 502.222.9358.
SUPER SWIMMERS CLUB
Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.