Swim Lessons

Use the swim lesson selector to find the correct lesson for your swimmer.

Learn to swim at the Y

Water provides countless opportunities for socializing and exercising across a person's lifetime. Everyone deserves to enjoy the water with confidence.

Give your child that gift by letting the Y teach them how to swim!

Since 1906, the YMCA has been America's most trusted authority in teaching safety around water and swimming instruction.

YMCA swim lessons are designed to teach this lifelong skill to children and adults of all skill levels in a safe environment. 

Our swim lessons are about more than just the techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

YMCA members get the best rates and advance registration for swim lessons. Financial assistance is available for all Y programs.

Swim lesson objectives

In our swim lessons, the Y aims to:

  • Develop confidence around water
  • Teach water safety skills
  • Provide proficiency in multiple stroke techniques
  • Inspire young people to discover the health benefits of swimming by incorporating it into an active lifestyle

What kinds of lessons are available?

The Y has classes available for ages 6 months to 12 years, as well as adults. We teach private, group, and parent/child lessons.

Find your swim lessons

To discover which lesson is best for you or your child, to learn more about the new curriculum, or to sign up, choose one of these options:

Financial assistance

Need help paying for swim lessons? We offer financial assistance to qualified applicants. Learn more here.

Please click here to read our policy on program registration, credits, refunds, and closings related to inclement weather.

Program policy

Ready to start?

Find your lesson here and get into the swim of things!