Swimming today
Lessons For a Lifetime

At the YMCA, our swim lessons build skills, confidence, and character. We teach people of all ages and abilities how to be safe in the water while exercising and having fun. Whether you’re splashing around with us for the first time or improving your stroke technique, you’ll feel secure knowing that the Y is here to support you.


What you need to know:


• Lessons include 5 basic components: water safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports/games, and rescue. Levels are arranged by skill ability.
• Parents should plan to help their child through the locker room and find a seat in the bleachers, then parents should return to the lobby area to view class, please see page 5 in this guide so you fully understand the rules of the facility! We do not allow parents to watch from the pool deck.
• It can be very difficult for a child to focus on class if their parent is in the pool area because they are excited for you to see how well they are doing.
Progress Reports: Your child will receive a progress report in week 6 detailing what they worked on over the session and what level will best fit them for the next session. If your child is absent the report may be picked up at the Y courtesy desk.
• Same day registration will be accepted only in week 1 of the session. After week 1 we will accept registrations, but will NOT allow participants to register for a class the day of class.
Level Placement and Advancing: All incoming NEW students will be evaluated and put in a level to best challenge them. In order to advance a level, students must earn a grade of 4 or higher in stroke development and be able to demonstrate skills listed.
• To determine which level best fits your child see our swim lesson selector questionnaire at the courtesy desk.

Ages 3-5 Levels 1-3

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit & Jump, push, turn, grab.
Tuesdays: 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 9:40am OR 9:45am - 10:25am
$25/Member or $50/Community

Ages 6 & up Levels 1-3

Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 9:40am OR 9:45am-10:25am
$25/Member or $50/Community

SCHOOL AGE ages 6 & up Levels 4-6

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Tuesdays: 5:50pm - 6:30pm
$25/Member or $50/Community


Work 1 on 1 or with a friend & instructor to really advance your skills. Available upon request for all ages, stop by Y desk and fill out a private lesson request form to get started! Lessons expire 2 months after first lesson date or 3 months after purchase.
6 private lessons (30 minute each):
$79/Members or $94/community
6 Semi-private lessons (45 minute each):
$59/members or $74/community
**Semi private is 2-3 participants and 1 teacher

Age 6 months– 3 years

Children and their parents will gain comfort in the water being shown how to move through the water safely.
Learning through songs, interaction with friends, blowing bubbles, body & movements.
Children must wear a swim diaper for this class. Regular diapers not permitted in the pool or pool area as they are a health hazard.
Saturdays: 10:30am - 11:00am
$25/Member or $50/Community

**days and times subject to change pending enrollment.