From the basics to the back stroke, the Y offers a variety of youth aquatic programs to suit all the needs. Equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water. Through our aquatics programs kids enjoy the healthy benefits of exercise, create new friendships and earn a sense of accomplishments when they learn new skills.
At the Y, we require all swimmers to wear a color coded band, which alerts our lifegaurds to their individual level of swimming skill and comfort in the water. To earn a green band and enjoy free reign of the pool, your child can participate in a swim test. Not sure if they're ready? Check out this helpful video which details the swim testing process:
The Y offers Swim Lessons year round! All lessons (Private, Semi-Private and Group) focus on stroke development, personal safety, water sports, games, and rescue. Our program is unique in our child centered learning approach with an emphasis on building self-esteem, both in and out of the water. YMCA lessons are designed to nurture the whole person– spirit, mind, and body.
Our classes are offered for children as young as 6 months old, to build confidence and gain comfort in and around water. Find Swim Lessons are your YMCA location.
For your skilled swimmer, the Y strives to provide an opportunity for swimmers of all ages to build a healthy spirit, mind and body through participating on a competitive swim team in a fun, family atmosphere.
As the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year. Research shows that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children one to four years of age.
Contact your YMCA location for more information about this free community program.