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Dive Into A New Adventure

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America's swim instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.

The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is designed to teach this lifelong skill to children of all skill levels in a safe environment. 

Find the Right Lesson

Swim Lessons and Activities for Ages 12–Adult
Beginner Teen

Comfort in the water, and beginning swimming skills are taught in the Rec Pool. No previous swimming skills are required.

Adult 13 and older—Beginner

Comfort in the water, and beginning swimming skills are taught in the Rec Pool. No previous swimming skills are required.

Adult 13 and older—Intermediate

Swimming skills and strokes are refined, endurance is increased.

What to bring?

Swimming Attire
Most bathing suits and swim trunks are acceptable. We ask that any swimwear fits snuggly so it will not hinder any movement. Children should not attend swim lessons with any type of built-in flotation.

Swim Caps
If you or your child is prone to chill, a swim cap may help. We welcome and encourage this! For swimmers with long hair, we ask that it be tied back away from the face with a rubber band so it does not interfere with learning to breathe. *No metal clips please—they can fall out in the water and cause rust-stains on our pool bottom.

Goggles
For the beginner swimmer, goggles can present a false sense of safety. If your swimmer feels that they need goggles, they may bring them. If you do not have goggles we have some you may borrow.

Towel
Please bring your own towel to the lesson

Swim Lesson Rules and Policies

Please check the online registration for the most up to date class offerings. All swim lesson participants and guests must check in at the front desk. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed swim lessons. Classes may be cancelled or combined due to low enrollment.

Arrival Time
On the first day of lessons, come 10 minutes early so you can check in and pay at the front desk. For the rest of the session it is important to be on the pool deck and ready to go five minutes before your lesson time. Please allow plenty of time before class to get dressed, use the restroom, etc. For safety reasons, please do not let children sit poolside.

Cancellation/Sick Policy
If you or your child are ill, please stay at home. This is in the best interest of their health as well as the health of the instructor. Unfortunately, non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund or a makeup class. We will make every attempt to offer a credit for pool closures due to unforeseen events. Unfortunately, alternate makeup classes cannot be offered, nor does non-attendance to a make-up class entitle you to a refund.

Is my swimmer ready for the next level?

Halfway through our swim lesson session, our instructors pass out Mid-Session evaluations which show the swimmer's development on what skills they need to know to move up to the next level. On the last day of the session, the Certificates of Achievements given to each participant explains their progress in the skills taught and what level they can sign up for in the next session.

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