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YWCA Swim Lessons: Strong swimmers make safer kids!

YWCA Aquatics learn to swim program offers swim lessons for children of all ages – and adults! Our swimming lessons are taught by Red Cross Certified Instructors and lifeguards are always on duty at our indoor pool. In addition to traditional swim skill lessons, we offer mermaid classes, swim team development instruction and more. See you in the pool!

Lesson Schedule & Pricing Registration Dates Register for Swim Lessons

* Priority Registration is offered to all currently enrolled swim lesson students and YWCA Fitness Members. Priority Registration is not available online; families must call the Aquatics office if they wish to register before Open Registration begins.


Father and daughter in a swimming lesson

Kids Swim Class Descriptions

More than a third of adults in the U.S. can’t swim the length of a pool, according to the CDC. Due to historical racial discrimination, Black Americans are half as likely to know how to swim as White Americans. YWCA is working to change the statistics and disparities around swimming.  We offer swim lessons to adults of all skill levels, including participants in our Diabetes Wellness & Prevention Program, to promote health and safety in and around water.

Learn how YWCA’s Aquatics program is creating lasting change for adults and families in our community. 

Eliminating Racism & Promoting Health: Walt's Aquatics Story

You don’t have to be a member to learn to swim at the YWCA!

YWCA has been providing high-quality swim instruction to women and families since the 1920’s! Generations have learned to swim at the YWCA. Although our YWCA Fitness Center members do get special lesson pricing, we offer free Swim Lesson Accounts for non-members to sign up for lessons online.

Sign up for a swim lesson account Register for Swim Lessons

For More Information, Contact:
Kitty Schmidt, Director of Aquatics
828-254-7206 x 110