Swimming at the Y helps people thrive—in and out of the water. Swim lessons provide the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety, and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Through swim lessons, swim teams, lap swimming, and more, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.


Safety Around Water

The world is 71% Water, Your Children Are 100% Curious!

Safety Around Water consists of certified instructors who will teach your youth water safety and let them explore all their possibilities. The Y believes that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim. 


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Swim Teams & Swim Clubs

One Team, One Family

Becoming a member of a YMCA Swim Team means fun, fitness and teamwork. YMCA swim teams are run by trained coaches and are designed to improve a young person’s swimming skills, endurance, and racing techniques, in a fun, non-competitive environment. YMCA swim teams promote healthy lifestyles while embracing the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

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Teen & 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, and build self-confidence while practicing water safety. 


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Water Exercise

Splash those calories away

Join our nationally-certified instructors in the pool for a fun and challenging workout.

  • Truly for all levels. Each participant decides his or her own pace and repetitions.

  • For anyone with compromised ankle, knee, and hip joints - the water significantly reduces the impact on your joints.

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Youth Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons for all ages

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America's Swim Instructor.  In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906. The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is designed to teach this lifelong skill to young people and adults of all skill levels in a safe environment.

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