We offer swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Find a class that’s right for you.

Mom holding daughter in pool with green caps and green noodle.

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.
Preschooler swims during lessons at the YMCA

Preschool Child

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
Three kids learning to swim in lap lane of indoor YMCA pool

School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.
Teens swimming at YMCA indoor pool at swim team practice

Teens

Teens progress through YMCA swim levels, from entering the water confidently to refining their strokes for swim team participation at YMCAs across NYC.
Man smiling at the end of Vanderbilt YMCA indoor pool's lap lane in Manhattan

Adults

Choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining swimming stroke techniques.
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.

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