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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!

Schedule & Pricing How to Make a NEW Account Register for Swim Lessons Scholarships

* Priority Registration is offered to any current YWCA Fitness Members. All swim lesson reservations are now on-line for both members and non-members. 

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. 

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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 Apply for a Swim Scholarship

For More Information, Contact:
Kitty Schmidt, Director of Aquatics
828-254-7206 x 115