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.

Preschoolers learn to swim at the YMCA

Swim Lessons

We offer swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Choose from weekday, evening, and weekend classes all year long.
Family swimming in pool at YMCA

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.
Water exercise class at the YMCA in Manhattan

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!
Group of Flushing Flyers swim team swimmers at indoor YMCA pool in Queens

Swim Teams & Pathways

Young swimmers build strength, speed and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our pathway and swim team programs. Get ready for swim team, or join the Flyers today and start competing at meets throughout the city!

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