Hop in the pool with your baby or toddler and help them learn to be comfortable in the water. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.

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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.

 

CHOOSE A LEVEL

Not sure which lesson is the right fit? Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to assess the student, browse the class qualifications below, or contact your local Aquatics Director to schedule a free swim evaluation!

  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed
  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration.

  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child is comfortable in the water or child has taken Stage A Water Discovery
  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.