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 next eight-week session of classes begins the week of January 2, 2020. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 14, and for community members on December 21.

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.
Three kids learning to swim in lap lane of indoor YMCA pool

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

Teens progress through YMCA swim levels, from entering the water confidently to refining their strokes for swim team participation at YMCAs across NYC.
Adult wearing googles takes a breath on the side of North Brooklyn YMCA's indoor lap swimming pool

Adults

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.