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

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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.
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Preschool Child

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
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School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.
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Teens and Adults

Teens and adults can choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining swimming stroke techniques.
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Private Swim Lessons

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

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