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.
Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to determine what level is right for you.
SWIM LESSON CLASS LEVELS
Water Discovery (Ages 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 1-3
Swim Basics 1: Water Acclimation (Ages 3 and up)
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self rescue skills performed with assistance.
Swim Basics 2:Water Movement (Ages 3 and up)
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self rescue skills performed independently.
Swim Basics 3: Water Stamina (Ages 3 and up)
Develops intermediate self rescue skills and introduces rhythmic breathing with integrated movements.
SWIM STROKES 4-6
Swim Strokes 4: Stroke Introduction (Ages 3 and up)
Introduces basic technique for front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick, butterfly kick, treading water and elementary backstroke.
Swim Strokes 5: Stroke Development (Ages 6 and up)
Develops technique for all major competitive strokes and reinforces safety through continued work on treading water and sidestroke.
Swim Strokes 6: Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6 and up)
Refines technique for all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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.
ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS
Lessons will be scheduled based on need and each swimmer will have a one-on-one meeting with the instructor to discuss goals and adapt the lessons to encourage success. Schedules vary for each season and additional options may be added as needed. To learn about adaptive swim lessons, please contact the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271.
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 the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271.
SUPER SWIMMERS CLUB
Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.