Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y offers swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming, and adaptive swim programs for those with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
Swim Programs Offered
- Adult Swim Lessons
- Youth Swim Lessons
- Preschool Swim Lessons
- Parent & Child Swim Lessons
- Adaptive Needs Lessons
- Private & Group Lessons
- Water Polo/Splashball
- Youth Swim Team*
- Lifeguard Training
- Masters Swim Class
*The YMCA swim team is for youth who have a strong desire to swim competitively and participate in a team environment. There are many levels, beginner to advanced, and practices are held multiple times per week.
**Some programs and classes may not currently be available.
Help Keep Your Kids Safe
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water — but as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. By equipping kids with the tools they need to be confident in and around water, they’ll be able to reap the health benefits of exercise, bond with family and friends and take pride in their new skills — safely.
Safety Around Water
The Y provides children across the U.S. with access to swim lessons and water safety education. The Y introduced the country to group swim lessons over 110 years ago in 1909. Now, as one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, we teach more than a million children, especially those most at-risk of drowning, invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year.
There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:
- Swim Starters helps children ages six months to three years develop swim readiness skills through fun experiences that build confidence. In addition, parents learn how to supervise children in the water, prevent accidents and plan for emergencies.
- Swim Basics enables students of all ages to gain basic water safety and swimming skills. Swimmers become comfortable and confident in the water through practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration and learning how to swim to safety if they fall into a body of water.
- Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older swimmers (school-age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that can help prevent chronic disease, increase overall well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
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