We strive to create a safe, fun, and encouraging environment for children to develop as swimmers. In addition to teaching swimming skills, our instructors are passionate about creating a positive atmosphere that encourages our students to be courteous, respectful, responsible, and confident individuals and athletes.

A note to parents and caregivers regarding YMCA Swim Lessons: With the uncertainty of Covid, our primary concern is the safety of our staff and members.

  •  All lower level swim lessons are now Parent/Child lessons. Instructors will teach on the deck as well as from in the water to demonstrate and explain skills.
  • All Preschool participants Stages 1-4, School-age participants in Stages 1-3, and Family Group Lesson participants must have a parent, guardian, or older sibling (over age 16) attend and enter the water with them.
  • Masks are required to be worn on the pool deck, but may be removed before entering the water.



$10/Family Membership (To apply your discount you must register at the Y)




Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence- building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Stage A Water discovery

Ages 6-18 MO

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Stage B Water Exploration

Ages 18-36 MO

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.



Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:
•  Swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
•  Jump, push, turn, grab

Stage 1 Water acclimation

Preschool ages 3-5  & School age 6+

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Stage 2 Water Movement

Preschool ages 3-5  & School age 6+

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely 
exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3 Water Stamina

Preschool ages 3-5  & School age 6+

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.


Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

Preschool ages 3-5  & School age 6+

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stage 5 Stroke Development

Age 6+

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics

Age 6+

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Teen & Adult

Ages 12+

For the first time to seasoned swimmers, develop and improve safety skills and swim strokes as you work on your swimming ability. 

Swim Pre-Team

Stage 5 and up ages 6-18

Pre-team classes prepare swimmers for a competitive swim experience

Private & Semi Private Lessons

$30/Member    30 min.
$60/Non-Member    30 min.

Private 1-on-1 with an appropriate level instructor. Semi-private lessons are with 2-3 children of similar swimming ability with an instructor. Contact the Aquatics Coordinator for more information.