Swim Lessons

Y Swim Lessons teach life-saving skills, develop self-esteem, and create positive experiences that last a lifetime. Click here to view our 2019 Swim Lesson Impact Report. We're proud to offer a variety of swim lessons for people of all ages and abilities, both in group and private settings.

Registration for Summer Swim Lessons • Browse classes & register here!

8 Week Session Dates: June 24 - August 18
Open Registration Dates: April 15 - June 30 

*4 week sessions are offered at various branches. Please note that lesson offerings vary across the Gateway Region YMCA association. Find your local Y here or contact your Aquatic Director for more information.

    

Swim Starters

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.

Swim Strokes

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.

Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Teens and adults can choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining swimming stroke techniques.

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Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Group lessons aren't for everyone. One-on-one time with a YMCA swim instructor might be just what you need. Learn more here or register online now!

Please note that lesson offerings vary across the Gateway Region YMCA association. Find your local Y here to contact your Aquatic Director for more information. The Y is proud to serve the St. Louis and Southwest Illinois regions. Financial Assistance is available.