We offer swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Find a class that’s right for you.

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of April 29, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on April 13, and for community members on April 20.

Mommy and me swim lessons at the YMCA in Brooklyn

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.
Preschooler swims during lessons at the YMCA in Brooklyn

Preschool Child

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
Girl learns swimming in pool at YMCA in Brooklyn

School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.
Adult learning to swim in class in pool at YMCA in Brooklyn

Teens and Adults

Teens and adults can 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.
Preschoolers learn to swim in class at Harlem YMCA indoor pool in Manhattan

Safety Around Water

Join us April 22-28 for Safety Around Water, a free YMCA program that promotes water safety education and swimming skills at branches across all five boroughs.

Not sure which lesson is the right fit? Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to assess the student, or contact the Aquatics Director at your branch.

Contact Us

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