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.

Group of preschoolers holding on to wall of indoor pool at Staten Island Broadway YMCA

Swim Lessons

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

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.
West Side YMCA Piranhas swim team sitting on side of indoor pool holding swim team sign

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 West Side YMCA Piranhas today and start competing at meets throughout the city!
Three women in water exercise class at Chinatown YMCA pool

Aqua Aerobics 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.