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. Swim lessons are taught all year long, and swim lesson schedules are available to suit everyone's needs.
We have swimming lessons and other aquatics programs designed for everyone in the family, no matter their age or athletic ability.
6 Months - 3 Years | 3 Years - 5 Years | 6 Years & Older | Adults
Water Safety Week 2014
The YMCA of Greenville is teaming up with Genco Pools & Spas for Water Safety Week. From April 14-19, we are opening up our pools for free, introductory water safety lessons. Water safety week is open to both Y members and non-members! Water Safety Week is first-come, first-served. Registration is open now. You can register for Water Safety at the front desk of branch of your choice: Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family Y, GHS Family Y, or the Adams Mill Program Center.
Registering for lessons
Registering for lessons is done in person at the location of your choice. Check the chart below for registration dates. Financial aid is available.
Swimming Lessons Save Lives
A recent report from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that children younger than the age of 5 represent more than 75% of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 % of pool and spa submersions injuries in the US involving children younger than 15 years of age.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4 and with minority children at a greater risk.
The YMCA has taught more people to swim than any other organization in the world. Genco Pools & Spas is partnering with the YMCA of Greenville in 2014 to help spread the word about water safety and swim 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. That's why we have our swim test policy to make sure our swimmers are safe swimmers. If you have any questions or concerns about the 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 LeagueSession 3
Jan. 6-March 1
March 4-May 3
Registration opens Feb. 13 for Y members and Feb. 20 for non-members.
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.