A group of children swimming underwater at swim lessons

Summer Swim Lessons


Our swim lesson program focuses on keeping kids safe in and around the water. The swim lesson stages emphasize the true progression of swimming with a sense of achievement throughout the stages.

YMCA Swim Lessons accommodate students’ varying abilities and help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. This approach allows advanced swimmers to flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. The results are more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.  However, we still do swim testing and evaluate swimmers during their first lesson.

Location:               Mathews Yacht Club

Date:                    June 11-August 2

Sessions:              Run every two weeks and meet four days each week for a total of 8 classes per session

Ages 3-5               8:50-9:20am, $37 members/$40 non-members

Ages 6-12             8:00-8:45am, $45 members/$50 non-members

Ages 6-12             9:25-9:55am, $37 members/$40 non-members


The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909).

Each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools.

Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in under-served communities.



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