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.


Traveling for part of the summer? The McBurney YMCA is offering 2 and 4-week swim classes in addition to our usual 8-week session. Click here to view our special summer schedule. Registration is currently open for members, and begins June 22 for the community.

View Our Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

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.
Swimmer practicing in pool

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 Manta Rays today and start competing at meets throughout the city!
Mother and son swim in pool at YMCA

Open Swim

Drop into our pool for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check the pool schedule 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!

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