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.

Girl floating in pool

Swim Lessons

The Y has swim classes for all ages and abilities. Find a class that’s right for you.
Man with goggles and swim cap takes breath at edge of North Brooklyn YMCA indoor lap swimming pool

Open Swim

Drop into one of our two pools for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check pool schedules to find a time that works for you and your family.
YMCA staff leading water aerobics class at Bronx YMCA indoor pool

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.