Swim lessons are back on for Summer 2020 because at the YMCA, we believe everyone should learn to swim! Knowing how to swim is great way to exercise, and water safety knowledge is a life-long (and potentially life-saving) benefit. Learning to swim is a process, and takes more than one session before a child or an adult is comfortable in the water. Swimming skills are progressive, so it's important to pick the right level for yourself or your child. Swim lessons are non-competitive, so don't feel pressured to push a higher level if not ready. It's normal and even advised, to take several sessions within the same level. 

2020 Summer Swim Lesson Sessions

*To help promote social distancing, we ask that anyone watching swim lessons maintain appropriate space around others while on the pool deck.*

July 20 - Aug. 13
$60 $120



*Classes subject to change or cancellation.* We define 'parent,' broadly - to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship. 

Start Swimming at the Y!

Not sure which class to take? Email us here!

Water Discovery

Ages 6-18 months

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment


Water Exploration

Ages 18-36 months

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills      

Water Acclimation

Ages 3-13

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance  

Water Movement

Ages 3-13

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently

Water Stamina

Ages 3-13

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages

Water Introduction

Ages 3-13

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke

Water Development

Ages 6-13

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke

Water Mechanics

Ages 6-13

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle

Water Basics and Strokes

Ages 14+

It's never too late to learn to swim! Our instructors work with adults who have either never had the opportunity or have had a lifelong fear of water to overcome their fears and enjoy swimming for recreation and exercise. We offer two levels, Swim Basics for first timers and Swim Strokes for those maybe wanting to improve their own techniques for better exercise.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available for ages 3 and up by appointment and with the purchase of a private swim lesson package. Request more information about scheduling a private or semi-private session.

YMCA Swim Academy

Take your love for swimming to the competitive level. Learn more about our Y Swim Academy HERE!