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Adult & Child Swim Lessons
(6 mos - 3 yrs)

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers 6 months to 3 years learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.


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Preschool Swim Lessons
(3 - 5 yrs)
School-Age Swim Lessons
(6 - 12 yrs)
Private Lessons

Why Enroll in YMCA Swim Lessons?

Improve Water Safety for Everyone

YMCA swim lessons prioritize water safety, equipping participants with essential skills to prevent accidents and respond to emergencies in aquatic environments. Whether it's understanding proper water entry and exit techniques, learning to float and tread water, or developing strong swimming strokes, these lessons instill the necessary knowledge and confidence to navigate water safely.

Swimming is a Lifelong Skill

Learning how to swim is a valuable skill for everyone to have. Swim lessons will help you feel more comfortable in the water so you can become less susceptible to suffering and injury while swimming. Knowing how to swim also allows you to help others be safe in the water. You’ll also learn  how to properly supervise younger children and elderly swimmers so everyone can have a safe, fun time in the water.  

It’s Fun!

Swim lessons are a fun and low-pressure way to learn this essential skill. Both children and adults will learn to swim in a welcoming and positive environment, where they will develop water confidence and learn the essentials of swimming.

Social Interaction and Teamwork

Swim lessons provide children with an opportunity to interact with their peers in a structured and supportive environment. They learn important social skills such as communication, cooperation, and teamwork through group activities and games. Building friendships and working together toward common goals enhances their social development and creates a sense of belonging.

Knowledgable Instructors

Our instructors bring a wealth of expertise to their lessons. They have the knowledge and skills to adapt their teaching methods to suit individuals of all ages, abilities, and learning styles. Whether it's helping a beginner gain confidence in the water or refining the strokes of an advanced swimmer, the instructors provide personalized attention and guidance to ensure each participant reaches their full potential.

There’s Always a Season for Swimming

One of the best parts about swimming is that it can be practiced all year long (as long as you have some indoor swimming pools nearby!). The more you practice, the more you will feel comfortable swimming in a variety of locations. Plus, swimming regularly is great for your health and can be especially beneficial for those affected by arthritis. 

Physical Benefits

Swimming is a low-impact activity that engages the entire body, improving cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Through regular participation in swim lessons, individuals can enhance their overall fitness levels while enjoying the added advantage of being in a supportive and supervised environment.

Personal Development

Swimming lessons at the YMCA also foster important life skills and personal development. Participants learn the value of goal-setting, perseverance, and self-discipline as they work toward mastering new techniques and advancing through various skill levels. The supportive and inclusive atmosphere of YMCA swim lessons encourages teamwork, builds self-esteem, and promotes social interaction among participants, leading to improved communication skills and the development of lifelong friendships.

Stress Relief

Swimming is known for its therapeutic benefits. The rhythmic nature of swimming, combined with the buoyancy of water, creates a soothing and relaxing experience. Swim lessons offer adults a chance to unwind, reduce stress levels, and improve mental well-being.

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