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
Since we have reduced swim lesson capacity, we have had to adjust our swim lesson levels. At this time, swim lesson classes are based on skill and not on age. Please review the new swim lesson level descriptions to help you find the right level for your swimmer.
- Swim Starters | Beginner
Participants must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. This class will build comfort and develop swim readiness skills through fun and positive experiences. Participants will learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and basic breath control and buoyancy.
- Swim Basics | Intermediate
Participants must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. This class will focus on basic swimming competency by learning the basic forms of swimming strokes and streamline.
Prerequisites: Submerge and blow bubbles, float front & back, swim 5 yards unassisted
- Swim Strokes | Advanced
Participants will work on deep water comfort, mastering the fundamentals, learn more advanced stroke techniques, and develop a safety-conscious attitude around water.
Prerequisites: Swim 10 yards unassisted using front and back strokes.
COVID-19 Safety and Procedures
- Participants entering the pool for swim lesson programs will need to complete a health screening including a temperature check before being allowed to participate
- Participants must wear an appropriate face covering except while in the water
- Participants should arrive dressed to get into the pool since locker room access will be restricted to after the lesson is over
- To promote social distancing, minimize instructor contact and reduce risk, parents are expected to enter the pool with participants
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.
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.
Please bring your own towel to the lesson.