Swim Lessons (Group)

Swim Lessons (Group)

The Y pioneered the practice of swim lessons over 160 years ago and has taught generations of families how to swim. Our swim instructors teach progressive, skills-based swim lessons for all ages, from infants to seniors. Water safety is our main focus, along with swim readiness, stroke development and establishing a lifelong, healthy approach to water, exercise and fun.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.Register for a Y Swim Lesson today!
If you wish to register your child for group lessons after the session has already started please contact the Aquatics Director, Tori Banning at [email protected] about missed lessons being prorated.

Parent & Child (Ages: 6 mo-2 yrs)

Cottingham Campus
5/18/24 - 9/14/24
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Why Parent Child Swim Lessons?

  • Build a foundation of confidence for a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
  • Help your child become comfortable in and around the water.
  • Participate in a bonding experience with your child in a new environment.
  • Create a safe learning environment for your child.
  • Share in the joy of new exploration and learning for your child.

Ages:

6 months to 2 years old

*Parents must be in the pool with their child.

*Each parent may only be responsible for one child.

*Only one Parent may be in the water with their child at a time.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/9/23 4/30/25 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 8:25 am - 8:55 am
-
Registration
Closed on
05/18/2024
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
-
Registration
Closed on
05/18/2024
07/27/24 - 09/14/24
Sa - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
4 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/27/2024

Parent & Child (Ages: 6 mo-2 yrs) WALHALLA POOL

Cottingham Campus, Walhalla City Pool
5/29/24 - 7/26/24
VIEW

Why Parent Child Swim Lessons?

  • Build a foundation of confidence for a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
  • Help your child become comfortable in and around the water.
  • Participate in a bonding experience with your child in a new environment.
  • Create a safe learning environment for your child.
  • Share in the joy of new exploration and learning for your child.

Ages:

6 months to 2 years old

*Parents must be in the pool with their child.

*Each parent may only be responsible for one child.

*Only one Parent may be in the water with their child at a time.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/4/24 5/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/29/24 - 06/21/24
We,Fr - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
Register  
Closes
06/05/2024
07/03/24 - 07/26/24
We,Fr - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
Register  
Closes
07/10/2024

PreSchool (Ages: 3-5 yrs)

Cottingham Campus
5/6/24 - 9/14/24
VIEW

Swim Basics – Recommended Skills for All to Have Around Water

Why Preschool Swim Lessons?
At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:
3 to 5 years
*Parents must remain at the YMCA branch during swim lessons.

COMMON QUESTIONS & INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations: Please make sure your children come dressed and ready to get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’s swimming ability on day one. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Aquatics Director to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I Observe my Child’s Class? Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your participant’s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but are not to leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We Cannot Attend Class- Can We Schedule a Make-Up Lesson? There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor: participant ratio.
  • What Happens if the Pool Closes Due to Weather or Pool Issues? If there is thunder or lightning within five miles, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. If the pool closes for chemical or maintenance issues make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations. All pool cancellation notices will be sent out via email- please check every day before lessons for any updates or cancellations.
  • How Long Will it Take My Child to Learn to Swim? Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/9/23 4/30/25 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/06/24 - 06/03/24
Mo,We - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1 / 6 Available
Registration
Closed on
05/09/2024
05/06/24 - 06/03/24
Mo,We - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
4 / 6 Available
Registration
Closed on
05/09/2024
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
- Session is Full
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
- Session is Full
06/10/24 - 07/03/24
Mo,We - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
1 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/13/2024
07/27/24 - 09/14/24
Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/30/2024
07/27/24 - 09/14/24
Sa - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/30/2024

PreSchool (Ages: 3-5 yrs) WALHALLA POOL

Cottingham Campus, Walhalla City Pool
5/29/24 - 7/26/24
VIEW

Swim Basics – Recommended Skills for All to Have Around Water

Why Preschool Swim Lessons?
At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:
3 to 5 years
*Parents must remain at the YMCA branch during swim lessons.

COMMON QUESTIONS & INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations: Please make sure your children come dressed and ready to get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’s swimming ability on day one. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Aquatics Director to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I Observe my Child’s Class? Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your participant’s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but are not to leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We Cannot Attend Class- Can We Schedule a Make-Up Lesson? There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor: participant ratio.
  • What Happens if the Pool Closes Due to Weather or Pool Issues? If there is thunder or lightning within five miles, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. If the pool closes for chemical or maintenance issues make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations. All pool cancellation notices will be sent out via email- please check every day before lessons for any updates or cancellations.
  • How Long Will it Take My Child to Learn to Swim? Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/11/24 7/25/25 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/29/24 - 06/21/24
We,Fr - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
- Session is Full
07/03/24 - 07/26/24
We,Fr - 9:40 am - 10:10 am
Yes Register  
Closes
07/10/2024

Safety Around Water (Ages: 5-12 yrs) WALHALLA POOL

Cottingham Campus, Walhalla City Pool
6/10/24 - 7/29/24
VIEW

Safety Around Water consists of eight lessons designed to teach kids water safety skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and build their skills and confidence in and around water. A typical session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in the water
  • Instruction in two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water: Jump, Push, Turn, Grab and Swim, Float Swim.
  • Safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Ages:

5-12 years old

*Parents must remain at the Y during swim lessons.

COMMON QUESTIONS & INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations: Please make sure your children come dressed and ready to get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. The instructors will evaluate the participant’s swimming ability on day one. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Aquatics Specialist to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I Observe my Child’s Class? Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your participant’s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but you are not to leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We Cannot Attend Class- Can We Schedule a Make-Up Lesson? There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor: participant ratio.
  • What Happens if the Pool Closes Due to Weather or Pool Issues? If there is thunder or lightning within five miles, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. If the pool closes for chemical or maintenance issues make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations. All pool cancellation notices will be sent out via email- please check every day before lessons for any updates or cancellations.
  • How Long Will it Take My Child to Learn to Swim? Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/4/24 6/11/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/10/24 - 07/29/24
Mo - 5:30 pm
Register  
Closes
06/24/2024

School Age (Ages: 5-12 yrs)

Cottingham Campus
5/6/24 - 9/14/24
VIEW

Swim Strokes: Skills to Support a Safe Lifestyle

Why ‘School Age’ Swim Lessons?

At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:

5-12 years old

*Parents must remain at the Y during swim lessons.

COMMON QUESTIONS & INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations: Please make sure your children come dressed and ready t0 get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’s swimming ability on day one. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Aquatics Director to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I Observe my Child’s Class? Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your participant’s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but you are not to leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We Cannot Attend Class- Can We Schedule a Make-Up Lesson? There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor: participant ratio.
  • What Happens if the Pool Closes Due to Weather or Pool Issues? If there is thunder or lightning within five miles, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. If the pool closes for chemical or maintenance issues make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations. All pool cancellation notices will be sent out via email- please check every day before lessons for any updates or cancellations.
  • How Long Will it Take My Child to Learn to Swim? Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/9/23 4/26/25 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/06/24 - 06/03/24
Mo,We - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
-
Registration
Closed on
05/09/2024
05/06/24 - 06/03/24
Mo,We - 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
4 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
05/09/2024
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
- Session is Full
05/18/24 - 07/13/24
Sa - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
2 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
05/28/2024
06/10/24 - 07/03/24
Mo,We - 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
1 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
06/13/2024
07/27/24 - 09/14/24
Sa - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
6 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/30/2024
07/27/24 - 09/14/24
Sa - 10:20 am - 10:50 am
7 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
07/30/2024

School Age (Ages: 5-12 yrs) WALHALLA POOL

Cottingham Campus, Walhalla City Pool
5/29/24 - 7/26/24
VIEW

Swim Strokes: Skills to Support a Safe Lifestyle

Why ‘School Age’ Swim Lessons?

At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:

5-12 years old

*Parents must remain at the Y during swim lessons.

COMMON QUESTIONS & INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations: Please make sure your children come dressed and ready t0 get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’s swimming ability on day one. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Aquatics Director to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I Observe my Child’s Class? Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your participant’s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but you are not to leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We Cannot Attend Class- Can We Schedule a Make-Up Lesson? There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor: participant ratio.
  • What Happens if the Pool Closes Due to Weather or Pool Issues? If there is thunder or lightning within five miles, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. If the pool closes for chemical or maintenance issues make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations. All pool cancellation notices will be sent out via email- please check every day before lessons for any updates or cancellations.
  • How Long Will it Take My Child to Learn to Swim? Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/4/24 7/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/29/24 - 06/21/24
We,Fr - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Session is Full
07/03/24 - 07/26/24
We,Fr - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Register  
Closes
07/06/2024