Frequently Asked Questions
Learn how to swim with us! YMCA swimming lessons are a progressive program teaching swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety skills such as floating, treading water and safety entering and exiting a pool. Swim lessons are available for all ages, from infants to adults. Private and semi-private swim lessons are also available.
Our progressive swim lessons offer a wide range of offerings based on age and skill and each level focuses on the mastery of different skills. Our lessons are offered in three major categories, with several classes offered at each level.
This selector guide can help you decide what class would be best for your child. We offer classes by age first and then by skill level. You can also call your local Y and set up a free evaluation to see what class would be best for your child.
If enroll in the wrong level or feel like your child is in the wrong level class, the YMCA offers the opportunity to change levels within the first two classes of the session.
Swimming lessons are offered year-round with several different options. Each branch differs on what days of the week classes are offered, view your local branch’s schedule or contact them to learn more.
The cost of swimming lessons depends on two things: YMCA membership status and age range. Private and semi-private swimming lessons are offered at a different rate.
Depending on the age and skill level of your children, they may be able to enroll in the same level/class. Other times, it may be more appropriate for your children to participate in different level classes. Browse the schedule at your preferred location to see if their level classes may be available at the same time.
Yes. Both private and semi-private lessons are available. Contact your preferred branch to schedule a time that best fits your schedule.
Sometimes bad weather or pool quality may cause a cancellation of lessons. If this does happen, each session includes one built-in makeup week which will be added to the end of a session.
We recommend that you bring a swimsuit and towel to your swim lessons at minimum. Here is a list of ten things that we recommend you bring to your lessons.
As a non-profit, the YMCA offers financial assistance for membership and programs. Contact your local branch for more information.