Swimming at the Y helps people thrive—in and out of the water. Swim lessons provide kids and teens the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Through swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming and more, the YMCA of the Fox Cities provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.




YMCA Swim Lesson programs promote children's health and safety. The programs support parents and encourage their 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.


Find out what's going on at the pool! The Y offers a variety of great classes for people of all ages! View our schedule to find a water exercise class that fits your needs, or check out our schedule to find family and open swim times. This is the perfect opportunity for children to gain confidence while playing in the pool, and for adults to relax and have fun in the water. 


Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Y's lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.


Drowning poses a threat to the health and well-being of people nationwide, particularly among children and minority populations. Learning how to swim and be safe in the water is one of the most important skills that people should have. Not only does it save lives, but it also promotes healthy living and builds confidence. The Y has committed to tackling this issue with Safety Around Water, a program designed to reach children at risk of drowning and teach them basic water safety skills.


The Fox Cities YMCA Swim Team encourages young athletes to develop the Y values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility needed to achieve their goals in and out of the pool. Through the teaching of commitment, goal setting and self-discipline, as well as the combination of individual and team aspects of the sport of swimming, each athlete on our team has the opportunity to discover what it is to reach one's personal potential.


Renew yourself (and your tired muscles) with water exercise! Greater mobility, reduced pain and fatigue, increased muscle strength and enhanced sleep quality are just a few of the benefits of a regular fitness workout in the pool. The Y offers a great variety of classes, so get in the pool!