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The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship, participating in swimming at the Y is about building the whole child. It is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y offers lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming, and adaptive swim for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

Family & Open Swim

Family and open swim are the perfect opportunities for children to gain endurance while playing in the pool and for adults to relax and have fun in the water.

Lifeguard Training & Certification

Learn the skills necessary to become certified as a YMCA lifeguard, including CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and First Aid.

Summer Family Fun

Join us at the pool for fun family events and more.

Swim Clubs

Be a part of a club that's a mix of individual skill development, healthy aquatic activity and simply spending time with friends who share similar interests!

Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons for infants, toddlers, youth and adults will give you the skills you need to safely enjoy our region's water.

Swim Team

Children and teens compete in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and team spirit, while improving individual stroke technique.

Water Exercise

In water fitness classes, all fitness levels can enjoy a great workout in an impact-free environment, using the buoyancy and resistance of the water.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.