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

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Summer Programming starts July 1!
Member registration opens Saturday, June 8 and community registration opens Saturday, June 15. Session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today and Join the Y today for early access and discounts!

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.
A preschool-aged child smiles in the pool during YMCA swim lessons.


The YMCA's progressive swim program teaches kids ages 3 to 5 water adjustment, basic swimming competency, and benchmark skills.
A girl posing for a picture in the pool with goggles and swim cap on

School Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, basic swimming competency, and 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.
A man swimming laps in a pool


Choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building swimming stroke techniques.


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