YMCA Swimming

Swimming is central to the Y's mission to build up our community and help members stay active. The YMCA teaches people of all ages to swim and enjoy the water because we know that swimming is not just a life-saving skill, but a way to remain active and healthy for a lifetime.

YMCA Swimming

Swimming intro

From swim lessons for all ages to youth swim teams and adult swimming challenges, we have something for swimmers of all levels.

If you know what swim program you're looking for, you can select from the list below and go directly to your program.

Children splashing at YMCA Louisville swimming pool

Swim Lessons

The Y is the nation's favorite swim instructor. We teach people of all ages and from all backgrounds that water can be fun — not feared — if you know how to stay safe in and around water.

 Children swimming at YMCA Louisville swimming pool

Swim Testing

Research shows that 75% of beginner-swimmer drowning injuries happen in the shallow end. Swim testing is a great way to improve children's swim skills, but also ensure their safety.

YMCA Louisville swim team members swimming laps

Swim Team

You don't need to be an advanced swimmer to take part in the Y's local competitive swim teams! We teach swimmers of all abilities competitive swimming skills like stroke development, time improvement and working together as a team while developing a healthy lifestyle.

Man participating in 100 mile swim club at YMCA Louisville

100 Mile Swim Club

Do you like to swim? Do you frequently find yourself swimming laps at the Y pool, no matter rain, shine or snow? Are you looking for a new challenge to take your swim workouts to the next level? The Y’s 100 Mile Swim Club might be for you!

YMCA Louisville Calypso Cove swimming pool

Safety Around Water Program

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. By equipping kids with the tools they need to be safe and confident in and around water, they’ll reap the health benefits of exercise, bond with family and friends and take pride in their new skills safely.

Two lifeguards and children swimming at YMCA swimming pool

Lifeguard Training

We've been the nation's leader in all things swimming for over 100 years. And because of that, we offer renowned lifeguard training that prepares lifeguards in almost every kind of water environment, including prevention of hazards in an aquatic area and potential lifesaving skills.

Child in the pool swimming to an instructor

Swim Camps

Develop swimming skills while learning confidence, resilience and teamwork with our seasonal swim camps.

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