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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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of February 24. Registration opens for YMCA members on February 8, and for community members on February 15.


Choose a Level

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.

Register for Stage A

Stage B Water Exploration

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.

Register for Stage B

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