Swim Lessons


Our YMCA Swim Lesson programs promote children's health and safety, while encouraging parent participation in teaching their kids valuable life skills. YMCA Swim Lesson classes stress positive values and give kids the opportunity to practice them, promoting kids' growth in self-esteem and self worth while they are having a great time.


Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun, confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision while around the water.


For ages 3-5 years

Recommended skills for all to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, Float, Swim
  • Jump, push, turn, grab


For ages 6-12 years

Students begin by mastering the fundamentals, and then learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.


Swimmers who love the water and want further instruction for future aquatics activities enjoy participating in our Specialty Programs focused on leadership, competition and recreation.