Hop in the pool with your baby or toddler and help them learn to be comfortable in the water. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.


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Fall Programming is from November 1st - December 26th!
Member registration opens October 16th and community registration opens October 23rd!  
Session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today and Join the Y today for early access and discounts!


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Not sure which lesson is the right fit? Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to assess the student, or contact the Aquatics Director.

Stage A Water Discovery
  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: None needed
  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration.

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Stage B Water Exploration
  • Age: 6 months-3 years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Qualification: Child is comfortable in the water or child has taken Stage A Water Discovery
  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

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Gym & Swim
  • Age: 6-36 months
  • Class length: 60 minutes, 30 minutes in the gym and 30 minutes in the pool
  • Qualification: None
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Gym and Swim introduces your toddler to the gym and pool. After 30 minutes of games and activities in the gym, the class will transition to the pool for a parent/child swim lesson including songs, skills, and games. Parent or guardian participation is required for these classes.

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Art & Swim
  • Age: 6-36 months
  • Class length: 60 minutes, 30 minutes in the gym and 30 minutes in the pool
  • Qualification: None
  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Kids will have a great time mixing paints and using crayons and markers while learning basic drawing skills. A variety of projects will be created using different materials and techniques. Be warned-this class can get messy! Then they will head to the pool for swimming and games. Parent or guardian participation is required for these classes.

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