Learn How to Swim at the Y

The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.

Register for Group Swim Lessons

Please select the branch location where you would like to attend the group swim lesson to start the registration process.

Know Before You Go

  • Please arrive on time, dressed in swim clothes, freshly showered, and ready to swim. 
  • All swimmers and guests must sign a facility waiver agreement. 
  • We ask that parents escort their swimmer to the pool area where they will place their personal belongings in their designated space, and check-in with our aquatic staff for swim lessons. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Swim Basics?

Swim Basics, or stages 1 to 3, is a swim lesson program for ages 3 to 16 that focuses on learning basic swim skills, improving water safety, and building confidence in the water. Students will practice two key swim sequences that are the foundation for a safe swimming experience: swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

What is Swim Strokes?

Swim Strokes, or stages 4 to 6, builds stroke technique and additional water safety skills for students ages 5 to 16. This program focuses on introducing and refining six swim strokes: front crawl, breaststroke, back stroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. 

When is registration?

Registration will open on the 15th of each month at 6:00am for lessons starting in the following month. For example, April lessons will open for registration on March 15.

How long are group swim lessons?

Lessons will be offered for 30 minutes in length twice a week for a month. Fees will adjust based upon total number of classes offered in a session.

What can a supervising adult expect when accompanying their swimmer in the pool?

Supervising adults are no longer required to be in the pool with participants in our Swim Basics Program. If a supervising adult chooses to accompany their student, they can expect to lead the swimmer through skills as directed by the swim instructor.

What are your safety protocols for swimming lessons?

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of you, our members, our staff, and our volunteers. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local health agencies, and public officials has been critical as we've updated our policies and reopened or facilities and programs.

  • Swim Instructors will be wearing face shields throughout the duration of swim lesson.
  • Each lesson will include up to 6 child/adult participant pairs. 
  • Staff will disinfect all touch points and equipment before every lesson. Instructional equipment will be limited to kick boards, kick sticks, and pull buoys and will be disinfected between users.
  • We’ve also improved air quality in our buildings, including limiting air re-circulation and maximizing fresh air intake.
What if I don't feel safe with my child not social distancing while in swimming lessons?

We are following the latest guidelines from the CDC to ensure our participants are safe. If you do not feel comfortable, we invite you to sign up for one-on-one private swim lessons.

Is it safe for people to swim in shared water?

Per the CDC, the virus cannot be transmitted through properly treated water. Our pool chemicals are always maintained within the required ranges set by the health department. Should our water ever go outside of that range, we do close down the pool until the water is safe to swim in again.

Does my child need to wear a mask while in the water?

We ask participants not to wear masks in the water as it presents a safety hazard.

How will swim instructors manage such a wide range of ages from preschool to teen?

Our instructors are trained to teach all ages and skill levels. 

Do I need to be a Y member to sign up for group swim lessons?

Yes, at this time, group swim lessons are only available to Y members.

Can locker rooms or showers be used for swim lesson participants?

Swimmers will have full access to locker rooms and/or family changing rooms. Please utilize whichever space best fits your family’s needs.

How many parents or guardians are allowed on the pool deck?

To limit our building capacity, we are limiting the number of guests on the deck to one parent or guardian per swim lesson student.

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