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 January 2, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 15, 2018, and for community members on December 22, 2018.

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.

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.