Group Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe every child should learn how to swim!

Our swim lessons are about more than just the techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.  Children develop confidence around water as they learn water safety skills, stroke technique, and discover the joy of swimming.

When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America’s Swim Instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.

Our swim lessons have three stages:

Swim Starters: Levels A & B parent/children are in the water together, ages 6 months-3 years.

Swim Basics: Levels 1-3 these are the building blocks for learning swim strokes and have a strong focus on learning how to be safe in and around water. Preschool ages 3-5 and School age 5-12.

  • (Swimmers are divided both by age and ability.  A 3-year-old child will not be in the same group as a 12-year-old.)

Swim Strokes: Levels 4-6, using the foundation built in levels 1-3, swimmers learn swim strokes and build endurance. School ages 5-12.

Each session of swim lessons includes 8, 30-minute lessons.

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Stowe Family YMCA

  • Upcoming Sessions:
    • March 12 – May 18
    • June 4th – August 3rd
    • August 6th-September 28th
    • October 8th – December 7th
  • Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Cost: $50.00 for Members, $95.00 for Program Participants

Warlick Family YMCA

  • Upcoming Sessions:
    • March 19 – May 18
    • June 18 – August 10
    • August 27 – October 19
    • October 29 – December 21
  • Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Cost: $50.00 for Members, $95.00 for Program Participants



  • Click here for online registration instructions



Warlick Family YMCA – Candace Hyde or Erin Amezquita