Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons



Y Swim Program Information

There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:

Swim Starters 

Parent and Child: Develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages six months to three years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.

Swim Basics/Safety Around the Water 

Develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water. Includes Stages 1, 2, 3, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Swim Strokes 

Introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). 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. Includes Stages 4, 5 and 6.

*Please note that in the current 2020-2021 Program Guide, the Summer 2 session has different class times than the Fall – Spring sessions. Check out the registration links for more information.

Register Today!

Register your student for swimming lessons today and watch them grow into strong and confident swimmers!

Currently our swim lesson program is being updated to fit the safety operational standards to help minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means modified teaching techniques, smaller class sizes and longer breaks between each class.

New social distancing requirements have opened a wonderful opportunity for parents, guardians and their swim students! For the summer of 2020, all preschool and school age lessons Stages 1-3 will have a parent or guardian in the water with their student. Class participants will be spread out six feet apart.

All participants will be under the direct supervision of a swimming lesson instructor and will follow step by step teaching directions.

Your safety is our number one priority. We thank you for you patience during this time. If you have any questions, feedback or concerns, please email Aquatics Director, Cailee Trudo, at ctrudo@nwsymca.org.


Private & Semi-Private swim lessons are a great option for students of all ages looking to catch up or get ahead. These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve or master swimming skills. The Y Swim Lesson Curriculum is customized to help each swimmer reach their goals.

To be paired with the swim instructor who is perfect for your needs please email your availability to Program Coordinator, Christina, at ccalcagno@nwsymca.org.

Private Lessons

One-on-one instruction. Includes 1 twenty minute swim skill evaluation & 4 thirty minute lessons.
Members: $100     Community: $200

Semi-Private Lessons

One instructor-two or three students. Fee is paid once and covers both, or all three students. Includes 1 twenty minute swim skill evaluation & 4 thirty minute lessons.
Members: $80       Community: $180


Every day the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA has the opportunity to impact our community through life-saving and lifelong swimming lesson instruction. It’s never too early or never too late to start your swim lesson journey today!