The Y has been teaching kids how to swim for more than a century, providing lessons about water safety in a fun and safe environment. With a wide range of swimming lesson options and convenient class times, you'll be sure to find something that meets your family's needs and busy schedule.
Water provides an ideal environment for strength training, cardiovascular workouts, balance training, and rehabilitative exercise. Water workouts are low-impact and provide a natural resistance that promotes muscle tone, reduces pain, and increases flexibility. It is also a favorite prenatal exercise to reduce swelling and stress. Check your local branch for fees and schedules.
The YMCA also offers Teen and Adult Swim Instruction classes. These group classes are designed for non-swimmers and swimmers age 16 and older who want to be more comfortable in the water with proper strokes and breathing techniques.
Group lessons are not for everyone. Don’t give up! Try a private or semi-private lesson. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Private lessons are 30 minutes with a 1:1 student to instructor ratio.
Splashing around the water is more fun when you do it with friends and family. Our branches offer family and youth recreational swim time. It’s a great way to bond, build comfort in the water, and practice skills. Visit your branch website for the most current schedules.
The YMCA is proud to offer specialty swim classes for both youth and adults and across abilities. Please check your local branch for additional information about specialty swim classes offered throughout the year.
Young people can compete on swim team at the Huntington YMCA and the YMCA East Hampton RECenter. Please visit branch links for more information. The YMCA offers young people a chance to participate in competitive swim teams. Pre-Swim Team practice programs are also available. See branch locations.
The YMCA is a leading provider of CPR and Lifeguard Certification classes. Membership is not required.