Swim Lessons

Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. Our swim lessons prepare kids of all ages for safe and fun swimming experiences, building strong swimmers and confident kids. Our YMCA swim instructors are nationally certified with CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration training.

Our lessons begin with the Swim Starters Program, where an adult family member/guardian accompanies the infant/toddler in the water. Swim basics for preschoolers and pre-teens include water acclimation, water movement, and water stamina. This age group also has the opportunity to learn swim strokes.


Parent/Tot Group Swim Lessons
For babies and toddlers

Saturdays 9:00 – 9:30 AM
See dates below

$15 for Members
$20 for Program Participants

Parents will be in the water with their child

Preschool Group Swim Lessons
Ages 3 – 5 years old

Tues & Fri 5:00 – 5:30 PM
See dates below

$45 for Members
$60 for Program Participants

Youth Group Swim Lessons
Ages 6 -12 years old

Tues & Fri 5:30 – 6:00 PM
See dates below.

$45 for Members
$60 for Program Participants

Teen & Adult Swim (13+) Lessons are available upon request.


April 25- May 20, 2023
June 12-16, 2023
July 10-14, 2023
August 8 – September 1, 2023
September 12 – October 6, 2023
October 24 – November 17, 2023

Sign up at the YMCA’s main desk.

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available and are scheduled as one-on-one with an instructor.

Private Swim Lesson Cost:
Members: 1 session $20; 4 sessions $50; 8 sessions $100
Program Participants: 1 session $30; 4 sessions $75; 8 sessions $150

Please sign up at the YMCA for Private Swim Lessons.

*Classes may be canceled due to pool or building closures. Classes may or may not be rescheduled due to closures. Instructors may vary. YMCA Swim Lessons also follows the New Castle School Calendar, breaks may affect our schedule.