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.

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Swim Lessons

The Y has swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Choose from weekday, evening, and weekend classes all year long.
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Water Exercise Classes

Use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility.
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Swim Club

Vanderbilt Y's swim club offers a swim team experience within a non-competitive environment.
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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.
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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.