STRONG SWIMMERS.
CONFIDENT KIDS.

The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.
All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings to find one that fits your family's busy schedule.

NURTURING SKILLS AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE WATER

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.



SWIMMING LESSON PLACEMENT GUIDE

ALREADY KNOW YOUR CHILD'S SWIMMING LEVEL?

If you already know your child's swimming level, registering for a swimming lesson is very easy! Register online for swimming lessons or visit your YMCA branch.

NEW TO SWIMMING LESSONS OR UNSURE OF YOUR CHILD'S LEVEL?

ONLINE SWIMMING PLACEMENT GUIDE

Figuring out the appropriate swim lesson level for your child is quick and easy. Click the link and follow the chart below and register your child. If you are still unsure of your child's level, please contact your local branch to schedule a swim test. Our swimming instructors evaluate each participant at the beginning of each session and ensure that they are placed appropriately.

Swim Lesson
Stage Descriptions
Level To Stage
Conversions