The Y has swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults on weekdays, evenings, and weekends, all year long. Find a class that’s right for you.

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The August summer session is from August 2 - August 29, 2021.
Registration is now open!  Join the Y today for early access and discounts!
August session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today!

Dad and baby swimming in Rockaway YMCA indoor pool

Parent and Child

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.
Kids on side of indoor pool at Harlem YMCA

Preschool Child

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
A girl posing for a picture in the pool with goggles and swim cap on

School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.
Teen girl gives thumbs up while swimming at Rockaway YMCA indoor pool in Queens


Teens progress through YMCA swim levels, from entering the water confidently to refining their strokes for swim team participation at YMCAs across NYC.
A man swimming laps in a pool


Choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining swimming stroke techniques.
Private lesson swim instructor teaching young girl to swim in pool at YMCA in Brooklyn

Private Swim Lessons

Group lessons aren't for everyone. One-on-one time with a YMCA swim instructor might be just what you need.

Contact Us

Questions about swimming at the Y? Our branch aquatics directors are here to help you.