Swimming is a life skill, great exercise, and a challenging sport. Whether you’re looking for swim classes for your kids, want to learn water safety, or enjoy swimming as a form of exercise, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Y.

Three kids learning to swim in lap lane of indoor YMCA pool

Swim Lessons

The Y has swim classes for all ages and abilities. Find a class that’s right for you.
Swimmer practicing in pool

Swim Teams

Young swimmers build strength, speed, and endurance while refining their stroke technique in the Y's swim team.
Mother holds daughter in Rockaway YMCA indoor pool mommy and me swim class

Open Swim

Drop into our pool for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check pool schedules to find a time that works for you and your family.
Woman smiling in Bronx YMCA indoor pool during water aerobics class

Water Exercise Classes

Use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility.
Lifeguard working at YMCA pool

Become a Lifeguard

Take our lifeguard class, get certified as a YMCA lifeguard, and join our aquatics team!

Questions about swimming at the Y? Find answers to your most frequently asked pool questions.