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SWIM LESSONS

What you'll learn at YMCA swimming lessons:

YMCA swimming lessons are designed to help you learn more in a safe and inviting environment. If you’re just starting out and want to discover how to learn swimming we have lessons just for you. If you’re more experienced we offer a complete range of progressive swim lessons to advance your skills. From teaching kids swimming to adult swimming lessons — learn to swim at the YMCA no matter what level your aquatic skills are at. 

How do I know which level is right for me?

This selector guide can help you decide what class would be best for your child. We offer classes by age first and then by skill level. You can also call your local Y and set up a free evaluation to see what class would be best for your child. 

  • Parent & Child: Stages A/B -- Ages 6 months - 2 years

  • Preschool: Stages 1-4 -- Ages 3-5 years

  • School Age: Stages 1-6 -- Ages 6-12 Years

  • Teen & Adult: Stages 1-6 -- Ages 13 & up

VIEW SWIM LESSON SELECTOR GUIDE

Swim Starters

SWIM STARTERS

For parents and their infants or toddlers. Here you’ll learn to be comfortable in the water and develop essential swimming skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.

Swim Basics

SWIM BASICS

For swimmers who want to learn more about personal water safety. Students will learn about water acclimations, movement and stamina. The outcome will be the achievement of basic swimming competency.

Swim Strokes

SWIM STROKES

For those that have mastered the fundamentals. If this is you, you’ll learn additional water safety skills and build your stroke technique.

 

SWIM TEAM

YMCA swim team participants improve individual skills while swimming competitively both at the local and national levels. Coaches focus on proper technique while helping participants improve their endurance, learn teamwork and make friends.

Swim Team Conditioning

AQUATIC CONDITIONING

Not sure if your child is ready to join an area swim team? This is a great opportunity for your child to continue their development through group workouts led by an on-deck coach. Swimmers will get a glimpse of “swim team” environment while maintaining their swimming fitness level between seasons or for those who want a fun experience staying active and fit.

Introduction to Swim Team

YMCA SWIM TEAM

Competitive Swim Teams strive to teach, train and motivate children to achieve their potential in competitive swimming. Our direction and philosophy applies to the novice as well as the national caliber athlete. Our coaching staff emphasizes appropriate swimmer to coach ratios, and ability-based practice groups.

Westside Waves

WESTSIDE WAVES

An introduction to competitive swim program. The focus on this class is on endurance and stroke development.

 

OTHER SWIM LESSON OPTIONS

Private Swim

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Trained instructors will work with you or your child to enhance swimming ability and overcome water fear. Each lesson runs 30 minutes long and can be based on pool/instructor availability.

Family Swim Lessons

FAMILY SWIM LESSONS

Families will work with an instructor to develop their current swimming skills. Families will work together to achieve their goals. The group can be made up of children and adults. There is a maximum of four people in each group per session

Diverse Abilities

DIVERSE ABILITIES SWIM LESSONS

Aquatics exercise is highly recommended for children with special needs. Most children can learn to swim with patient, caring swim instructors. The program is open to children with, but limited to, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, MS, ADHD, and physical limitations. Volunteers and parent helpers will keep the student/teacher ratio a one-on-one.