TAKE YOUR LOVE FOR THE WATER to the next level with the YMCA of Greenville Swim Academy. This specialized program teaches the basics of swim team and competitive swimming and helps advanced swimmers hone their skills. With the help from our qualified and experienced coaches, you'll learn sound stroke techniques, fundamental skills, and all the best race strategies that will help you become a more efficient, confident, and accomplished swimmer.

Register for Swim Academy at any YMCA of Greenville Welcome Center.


  • Winter II: Jan 6-Feb. 1
  • Spring I: Feb. 3-March 30
  • Spring II 4-week session: March 30-May 2
  • Spring II 8-week session: March 30-May 30
  • Summer: June 1-July 25
  • Fall I: July 27-Sept. 19
  • Fall II: Sept. 21-Nov. 14
  • Winter I: Nov. 16-Dec. 19


2 days/week for 8 weeks. Choose the two days Monday – Thursday that best fit your family's schedule. Four days per week available upon request.

Time Trials

Put the new skills to the test without the stress of competition during our optional time trials. All time trials are held at the YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville. Time Trials are held the last friday of the session unless otherwise noted. Warmups start at 6:30 p.m.


The YMCA of Greenville Swim Academy is $115 for Y members or $200 for the community for eight weeks. Four week sessions are $58 for Y members and $100 for the community. 

Swim Academy Levels

Beginner (Bronze): The optimal level for those just diving into the competitive swimming world and will focus on the basic skills for each stroke. Must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle with face in the water without stopping and must know all four strokes. 

Intermediate (Silver): Focus will be on perfecting stroke technique and introducing racing starts and turns. Must be able to swm 50 freestyle without stopping and with bilateral breathing and demonstrate profeciency in three of the four strokes to a competitive level.

Advanced (Gold): The optimal level for those wishing to compete in a competitive setting and will focus on stroke refinement and practicing racing starts and turns while building endurance for longer distances. Must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping and with bilateral breathing and demonstrate profeciency in all of the four strokes to a competitive level. 

Advanced (Platinum): The optimal group for teenagers wishing to get in shape for SAIL or high school swimming and will focus on stroke technique and high endurance. For ages 13-17. Must meet gold requirements.