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At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill.
When you learn to swim, you gain confidence, acquire safety/rescue skills, and experience water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime. Throughout all stages, we teach students how to be safe and more comfortable in the water.

The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Group Swim Lessons

Prepare your children to use water safety and survival skills; develop proficiency in the fundamental swim strokes and support positive peer interactions.

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Adult/Teen Lessons

These adult/teen lessons are for beginners and advanced swimmers alike. Our instructors give one-on-one attention to each participant as they practice skills ranging from putting faces in the water to advanced stroke techniques. Look for them on the next session of swim lessons.

Tadpole Program

More time for you, supervised fun and skills for them! Just notify Child Watch or Adventure Zone at check in and have your child come dressed for swim lessons. Contact Haley Graham at hgraham@ymca-snoco.org for available class times. Children must be checked in at least 30 minutes before their lessons but no more than 60 minutes.

Cost: Included with swim lesson

Adaptive Swim Lessons

Adaptive swim lessons are for persons with diverseablilites who thrive in a group setting accompanied by a caregiver. The lesson primarily focuses on being comfortable in the water and safety.

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Private half-hour lessons offer more flexibility and provide enhanced learning through focused instruction. Whether it’s learning the basics of swimming techniques or advanced stroke work; participants benefit from valuable one-on-one instruction.

Additional Information

Lessons will be scheduled by the instructor based on an agreed upon day and time. Rates are based on one 30 minute lesson. You must purchase a minimum of three lessons per person. Notice must be given at least four hours in advance that you will not be attending your scheduled lesson or you will be charged. Refunds or credits will not be given for private lessons that are unused do to participant conflicts.

Private Lesson | One-to one Instruction | 1 lesson $33 FM | $45 PM | 4 lessons $120 FM | $162 PM | 8 Lessons $240 FM | $324 PM
Semi-Private Lesson | One instructor to two/three guests | 1 Lesson $16 FM | $22.50 PM | 4 Lessons $58 FM | $80 PM | 8 Lessons $116 FM | $160 PM
Specialty instruction (competitive Stroke) | Professional Coach | 1 Lesson $35 FM | $ 50 PM | 4 Lessons $130 FM | $180 | 8 Lessons $260 FM | $360 PM
Specialty semi-private lesson (competitive Stroke) | Professional Coach with two/three guests | 1 Lesson $18 FM | $25 PM |  4 Lessons $65 FM | $90 PM | 8 Lessons $130 FM | $ 180 PM

Master Swim

Challenge yourself and improve your swimming skills. This coach led program is open to all levels and abilities. Great for those who want a challenging workout and to those who want tips to improve their stroke technique.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 6:30-7:45 am | Fridays | 9:30-10:45 am

Cost: Tuesday and Thursdays $30 a month | Fridays $15 per month | Must be a facility member

Contact: Tonya Heike | 360 805 1879 | theike@ymca-snoco.org

Narwhal Swim Team | Ages 6-18

The Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA Swim Team offers youth the opportunity to learn about swimming as a sport while having fun and encouraging sportsmanship. Coaching includes the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while working on endurance training and stroke techniques.

When: Varies depending on level

Cost: $75 a month for two day a week practice Beginning Swim Team | $95 a month for three day a week practice | $115 per month for five day a week practice Older group only.

Contact: Derik Vessey | 360 805 1879 | dvessey@ymca-snoco.org

For more information about our Aquatics Programs please contact:

Haley Graham at hgraham@ymca-snoco.org or 360 804 2161


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