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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.

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?
Figuring out the appropriate swim lesson level for your child is quick and easy. Click the link below 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


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