Swim lessons, they are a changin'

22 November 2022
Photograph of young person enjoying swim lessons at the YMCA.

You spoke and we listened! 

We’re modifying our swim lesson registration process to provide greater access to lessons and better match swimmers according to skill level. On the first of each month, registrations open for the following month. So, this means December 1st, registration for January lessons will open, January 1st will be for February lessons, and so on. 

The other enhancement we’re making is to offer lessons in stages, so swimmers are grouped by skill level. If you’re unsure what stage is right for your swimmer, you can use our Swim Lesson Finder.

On the Swim Lesson Finder, you’ll answer questions about what your swimmer can already do in the water and what they haven’t yet learned so you can enroll in the swim lesson stage that best fits with the swimmer's skill level. If you aren’t sure, you may visit the Y during our weekly swim skill assessment session to test swim skills and find your perfect match. Our team is hard at work adding these events to our pool schedules. You’ll see them soon on the calendar and in the app under the Pool Schedule!

We hope that this change enhances the lesson experience for both the enrollment process and the individual sessions. We look forward to teaching every child, teen, and adult the lifesaving skill of swimming.