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.
Jump in to the pool during Open or Family Swim to enjoy our pool together, included in your membership. There is almost always a lap lane open during facility hours.
Learn the fundamental skills needed to become a professional lifeguard and explore a variety of emergency response skills. Classes will begin later this year.
Safety Around Water
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
This 8-day course, taught by a certified instructor, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water.
The swim team offers youth the opportunity to learn about swimming as a sport while having fun. We encourage sportsmanship as well as competition. Coaching includes the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while working on endurance training and stroke techniques.
Swim Lessons are available for everyone 6 months and older. Whether you are increasing your comfortability around water or want to improve your stroke technique, group or private lessons your instructor will fit your needs & goals.
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.
Private & Semi Private Lessons – Private lessons for 1-3 students follow the same schedule as group swim lessons.
Adaptive Swim Lessons – Adaptive swim lessons are for persons with diverse ablilites who thrive in a group setting accompanied by a caregiver. The lesson primarily focuses on being comfortable in the water and safety.
Swim Lesson Finder
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How Old is Your Child?
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