The Bed Stuy YMCA offers swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Find a class that’s right for you today and get started in the pool!

Mommy and me swim lessons at the YMCA

Parent & Child Classes

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.
Preschoolers sitting on the side of YMCA indoor pool before swim class

Preschool Child

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
Two girls with swim caps and googles in lap lane of YMCA indoor pool

School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.
Teen girl gives thumbs up while swimming at YMCA indoor pool


Teens can learn swim basics, improve their skills, or refine their stokes on our youth swim team.
Adult wearing googles takes a breath on the side of North Brooklyn YMCA's indoor lap swimming pool


Adults can choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining swimming stroke techniques.
A young swimmer swims the back stroke.

Youth Swim Team

Young swimmers build strength, speed, and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our swim team programs.
Private lesson swim instructor teaching young girl to swim in pool at YMCA

Private Swim Lessons

Group lessons aren't for everyone. One-on-one time with a YMCA swim instructor might be just what you need.

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