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For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America’s favorite swim instructors and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun.

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment. All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

Swim Starters

Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers 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.

Parent Child Swim Lessons »    Stages A & B ages 6 months – 3 years

Swim Basics

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 – sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab
Preschool Swim Lessons »
Intro to Stage 1 ages 2 ½ – 3 years*
Preschool Swim Lessons » Stages 1 – 3 ages 3 – 5 years
Youth Swim Lessons »
Stages 1 – 3 ages 5 – 13 years

Swim Strokes

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Preschool Swim Lessons »
Stage 4 ages 3 – 5 years 
Youth Swim Lessons » Stages 4 – 6
Swim for the Fun of It
ages 5