You don't have to wait until summer to swim. Four of our locations have indoor pools, and each location has its own Aquatics program and schedule to suit its members' needs.
We have swimming lessons and other aquatics programs designed for everyone in the family, no matter their age or athletic ability.
Swimming Lessons Save Lives
Here's a staggering statistic: Researchers found that participating in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children 1-4 years old. That study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine underscores the need for everyone to get swimming lessons.
The Y has been called "America's Favorite Swim Instructor" for more than 100 years. Last year, the Greenville Y taught about 2,000 people how to swim and be safe in the water. At the Y, not only will you learn to swim, you'll learn about yourself, about safety and rescue skills, and about water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime. Lots of class times are available to meet your family's busy schedule. Water safety is our highest priority in all aquatics programs, and classes are taught by trained instructors. Classes are also divided into age and ability groups, so not only are our swimmers learning swimming skills and improving overall health, they're practicing positive social skills.
2014 Swim lesson calendar
Safety is the top priority in all Y pools. Beginning June1, 2013, we are implementing a new swim test policy to make sure our swimmers are safe swimmers. If you have any questions or concerns about the new policy, don't hesitate to ask your branch's aquatics coordinator or branch executive.
YMCA Youth Swim Leagues
Young competitive swimmers can keep their edge between SAIL seasons by swimming in YMCA Swim Leagues. Swim leagues are offered at the Caine Halter Family YMCA, Eastside Family YMCA, and GHS Family YMCA. Swimmers get expert coaching, make friends, and sharpen their swim times with the help of friendly competition.
2013-14 YMCA Swim League
Sept. 2-Oct. 26
Oct. 28-Dec. 21
YMCA Swim League sessions are $124 for members and $204 for non-members.
Get ready to compete in Greenville SAIL leagues with training from experienced swim coaches. SAIL prep sessions follow the same schedule and registration process as swim lessons.