Swim Lessons

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

Our swim lessons are taught by nationally certified instructors and prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids. Classes arrange swimmers broadly into age groups and then by skill level as kids progress through the instruction program. Our progressive-swim instruction method uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

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Adaptive Swim Lessons

Adaptive Swim Lessons

The YMCA is a national leader in swim instruction and water safety, and it's our goal to make sure everyone can be safe in the water. YMCA adaptive swimming programs are designed to teach personal water safety and swimming skills to everyone. Our instructors are nationally certified in aquatic safety and swim instruction.

Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons are taught by nationally certified instructors and prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids. Classes arrange swimmers broadly into age groups and then by skill level as kids progress through the instruction program. Our progressive-swim instruction method uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons

Lots of adults learn to swim at the Y under the patient and skillful direction of YMCA aquatics professionals. Enjoy learning with others, or one-on-one lessons to work at your own pace. Once you learn to swim, you'll never feel unsafe around water, and you can enjoy the many physical benefits regular swimming can provide.