Swim lessons, Swim League and More


How to choose the right swim lessons

The Y is more than just a swimming pool. At the Y, we teach thousands of swimming lessons every year. Swimmers swim thousands of laps every year, improving their health or conditioning for their sport. Our pools are an imporant part of what makes the Y the Y!

Locations with pools

Indoor pools are located at:

  • The Caine Halter Family  Y
  • The YMCA Program Center - GHS
  • The Easatside Family Y

Outdoor pools are located at:

  • The Caine Halter Family Y
  • The Greenville Health System (GHS) Family Y

In the fall and winter months, our outdoor pools remain open thanks to "The Bubble." 

Our pools are mixed use. That means you're welcome to use them for recreation when programs are not using them. Every day, our pools host lap swimmers, swim lessons, swim league practices, aqua aerobics classes, and families enjoying free swim time together. We want everyone to enjoy our facilities safely. That's why we require a swim test for children younger than 14.

YMCA Swim Test Policy

Children 0-4 years of age: Children this age must have a parent or responsible adult within arms reach at all times.

Children 5-12 years of age: Children this age must pass the swim test and have a parent in the water with them or on the pool deck.

Children 13-14 years of age:Children this age must pass the swim test or wear an approved life jacket.

The Swim Test

  1. Jump into the pool, submerge fully, return to the surface and begin swimming.
  2. Swim 25 yards without stopping or touching the bottom of the pool in a horizontal position using a forward crawl stroke. The swimmer's arms must achieve full extension in every stroke and he or she must maintain the stroke for the full 25 yards.
  3. Tread water for 60 seconds
  4. Exit the pool without assistance, using the wall.

Swimmers are retested at the beginning of each summer, and may, at a lifeguard's discretion, be asked to repeat the swim test.

Swim Lessons

The Y provides swim lessons for all ages year-round. Click here to register!