Hop in the pool with your baby or toddler and help them learn to be comfortable in the water. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.


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Fall I Programming is from September 5th - October 30th!
Member registration opens Saturday, August 13th and community registration opens Saturday, August 20th! Session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today and Join the Y today for early access and discounts!


Stage A Water Discovery
  • Age: 6 months-3 years

  • Class length: 30 minutes

  • Qualification: None needed

  • Adult participation: One parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

The class introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration.

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Stage B Water Exploration
  • Age: 6 months-3 years

  • Class length: 30 minutes

  • Qualification: Child is comfortable in the water or child has taken Stage A Water Discovery

  • Adult participation: one parent or guardian per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

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Not sure which level is the right fit?

Use our Swim Lesson Selector (PDF) to assess the student, or contact the Aquatics Director at your location.

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all. Financial assistance is available for swim lessons thanks to generous donor support of the Y's Annual CampaignLearn more about how to apply.

 

 

Questions

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