Swimming

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

Swim Lessons

The Y is your source for progressive swim lessons for children and adults. The Y's 8 different levels of instruction mean that your child can begin with the most appropriate level of caring instruction. Adult lessons are for beginning and intermediate level swimmers. Whether you're just starting out or want to improve your stroke technique, your instructor will focus on your specific goals.

Drop-In Swim

Whether you are a beginning swimmer or on your way to the Olympics, your Y is a great place to make a splash!

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Drowning Prevention

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Swim Team

Want to swim competitively in a fun and positive environment? Join the team! Serving ages 6 to adult, swim team participants improve individual skills while swimming competitively both at the local and national levels. Your coaches will focus on proper technique while you improve your endurance, learn teamwork and make friends.

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Training & Certifications

The course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary