Whether you're looking for swim classes, want to learn water safety, or enjoy swimming laps, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Y.

Two kids stand at the edge of the pool, looking into the water.

Water Safety

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of drowning, find out how to prevent it from happening, and sign the pledge to be a Water Watcher.
One on one swim lesson instructor teaching young girl in pool at the YMCA in Brooklyn

Swim Lessons

The Y has swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Choose from weekday, evening, and weekend classes all year long.
Woman swimming breaststroke

Open Swim

Drop into one of our 25 pools for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check pool schedules to find a time that works for you.
Class smiling during aqua aerobics class at Bronx YMCA indoor pool

Water Aerobics Classes

Use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility.
Boy swims laps at McBurney YMCA indoor pool with bubbles coming out of his face

Youth Swim Teams

Teams of young swimmers practice regularly and complete with other YMCA and club swim teams.
A lifeguard poolside at the YMCA.

Become a Lifeguard

Take the Y's lifeguard class, get certified as a YMCA lifeguard, and see lifeguard jobs at Y locations across all five boroughs.

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