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

  • Small class ratios
  • Emphasizes water safety skills
  • Develops a lifelong love of swimming
  • SwimWins communication tool for parents
  • Trained and caring instructors

Fall swimming lessons begin the week of September 2 and run through October 27. Y Member registration opens July 1 and Non-Member registration opens July 8.

Please note that lesson offerings vary across the Gateway Region YMCA association.

Parent and Child Swimming Lessons for Infants

Parent & Child Swim Lessons

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.
Preschool swimming lessons for youth


Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
School age swimming lessons for youth

School Age

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

Teen & Adult

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

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Group lessons aren't for everyone, and that's okay! One-on-one time with a YMCA swim instructor might be just what you need. Semi-private lessons are also available for two students who would like to work with one instructor.

Stay Connected with SwimWins

SwimWins gives you access to real time information about your Y Swim Lessons! What’s at your fingertips:

  • Notifications and communication tools
  • Class schedules
  • Track skills learned
  • Receive certifications of achievement after completing a swim stage
  • Available on Apple or Android