YMCA of Greater Louisville

Southwest Family YMCA

2800 Fordhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40214 502 933 9622 Se habla español: 502 813 7950
  • Monday — Thursday 5:00AM - 10:30PM
  • Friday 5:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7:00AM - 7:00PM

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 (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.

View Winter Swim Starters Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

SWIM BASICS (AGES 3-5)

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.

View Winter Swim Basics Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

SWIM STROKES (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.

View Winter Swim Strokes Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

TEEN/ADULT SWIM LESSONS

AGES 13+

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.

View Winter Teen/Adult Swim Lesson Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

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 Missey Mussler at mmussler@ymcalouisville.org or at 502.933.9622.

View Adaptive Swim Lesson Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

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 Missey Mussler at mmussler@ymcalouisville.orgor at 502.933.9622.

View Winter Swim Lesson Session Dates & Rates (PDF)

SUPER SWIMMERS CLUB

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

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