What to Expect
All YMCA swim instructors are nationally certified and are trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration.
Private lessons and small group lessons offered.
Private lessons are available for children of all ages. Youth 5 and under, or novice swimmers, must have a parent or guardian in the water.
Small group lessons are available for children 3 to 5 years of age. Parent must be in the water with the child.
A curriculum focusing on skills-based instruction with an emphasis on personal safety.
Provided take-home tools and resources to support students and families outside of the Y.
Students’ progress is tracked throughout the session and discussed with parents.
Mid-session reports given halfway through the session and certificates of achievement given at completion.
Variety of Y locations.
Private Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons for ages 3 and up to allow for individualized attention to help improve or master swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participant and/or parent determine the goals for the session, and the curriculum is customized in order to meet these goals.
All beginner swimmers and any swimmer under 6 years old, must have a parent or guardian accompany the child into the water and assist with hands-on skill practice. Swim Instructors will maintain 6ft of social distance and refrain from any hands-on contact unless responding to an emergency situation. Our swim instructors will be teaching the majority of swim lessons from the pool deck. Instructors will enter the water briefly to demonstrate skills and observe students as needed.
Cost: Y Member: $120 | Non-Member: $140
Lessons: Held twice a week for two weeks (Session includes 4 lessons)
Adult Swim Lessons
The YMCA Swim Lesson Curriculum is a core group of aquatic skills every person needs to be safe around water. As the foundation of our program, these skills allow students to learn correct swim stroke techniques. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety.
Teens & Adults
Ages: 13 +
Teens and adults can begin with water safety and continue on to learn and refine skills in the four competitive swimming strokes.
Our swim instructors will be teaching the majority of swim lessons from the pool deck. Instructors will enter the water briefly to demonstrate skills and observe students as needed.
You may register online or at our Welcome Center.
For those swimmers who want to learn the fundamentals of swimming in a fun non-competitive environment, the Y offers a swim team. Swimmers will learn the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly while also participating in fun water activities and games such as water polo, relays, and diving.
Participants must be able to swim a continuous 25-meter front crawl and 25- meter back crawl without support.
You may register online or at our Welcome Center.
The Y requires all members and staff to wear a mask inside the facility unless participating in a physical activity or swimming in the pool.
Do I need to wear a mask while I’m in the pool with my child?
We will not require the parent/guardian or child to wear a mask while in the water.
Will the swim instructor be wearing a mask or face guard?
We will not be requiring the instructors to wear face masks or face shields while instructing.
How will you practice social distancing during group lessons?
To keep everyone safe, we are requiring that all novice swimmers and youth under the age of 6, have a parent or guardian with them in the pool. This will help limit the interaction between individuals not in the same household. Swim Instructors will maintain a distance of six feet, unless it is to assist in an emergency situation.Our swim instructors will be teaching the majority of swim lessons from the pool deck. Instructors will enter the water briefly to demonstrate skills and observe students as needed.
Will Locker rooms be available for use?
Our locker rooms are open and available for use before and after swim lessons. However, participants are encouraged to arrive and leave in their swimwear when possible. This will limit the traffic within the locker rooms.
When will I be allowed to enter the pool area?
Swimmers and spectators will be allowed to enter the pool area no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of their lesson. We will be disinfecting the pool area in between blocks of lessons and the pool will be closed during this time. Immediately following the conclusion of lessons, all participants and spectators will be asked to quickly exit to allow for sanitization of the area.
How many children can be in a group lesson?
Parent/Child lessons will have a maximum of 4 parent/child pairs with one instructor.
May I or another parent/guardian observe my child’s lesson from the pool deck?
Only one parent/guardian per child is allowed at the swim lesson. If your child is above the age of 5, and you are not in the water with them, you may observe from the pool deck but you must wear a mask. The Y requires all members and staff to wear a mask inside the facility unless participating in a physical activity. Seating in the pool area will be placed 6 feet apart and we ask that you be mindful of social distancing.
Will you be checking temperatures before entering the Y?
All members and staff are required to have their temperature taken upon entry to the Y. Individuals with a temperature greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed to enter for the day. Member temperatures are confidential and not kept on file by the YMCA.
What are your sanitization procedures?
The CDC issued guidance that it is safe to swim as the virus cannot be spread via properly chlorinated and maintained pool water. All Y pools meet or exceed the health standards set by the CDC. Here is a LINK to the CDC direction on swimming and pool water and HERE is an article outlining how the virus cannot be spread through water in pools.
We have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols and are only using disinfecting products registered with the EPA to work against COVID-19. High touchpoints in the facility and pool area are disinfected on a frequent rotation throughout the day and will be deep cleaned each night. Additionally, the use of equipment in our lessons is being scaled back and all equipment that may be used will be disinfected between uses. Hand sanitizer will remain available.
Can I request a swim instructor?
At this time we are not taking instructor requests.
I have a credit on my account from previously purchased swim lessons or another program that was canceled due to the pandemic. Can I use my credit now?
Yes. If you need assistance, please contact your local Y or our solution center at