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Parent & Child Swim Lessons

These lessons introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.  Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons.  Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing a positive family aquatic experience. Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water.

Ages: 6 months to 36 months
Class length: 30 minutes

2023 Pricing

Member Rate:  $70
Non-Member Rate: $100

As the community's leader in swim instruction, the YMCA delivers swim lessons and water safety instruction to hundreds of children every year, helping swimmers of all ages gain confidence in the water, overcome fears and build skills to last a lifetime. Our instructors are trained in a nationally recognized swim lesson program and a life guard is always on duty.

Swim Lesson Curriculum:

Stage A: Water Discovery

Your child will:

  • Blow Bubbles on the surface; assisted
  • Front Tow: chin in water, assisted
  • Front Float: chin in water, assisted
  • Back Float: assisted, head on shoulder
  • Back Tow: assisted, head on shoulder
  • Roll: assisted; back to front and front to back
  • Wall Grab: assisted
  • Water Exit: parent and child together
  • Water Entry: parent and child together
Stage B: Water Exploration

Your child will:

  • Blow Bubbles mouth and nose submerged; assisted
  • Front Tow: blow bubbles; assisted
  • Front Float: blow bubbles; assisted
  • Back Float: assisted; head on chest
  • Back Tow: assisted; head on chest
  • Roll: assisted; back to front and front to back
  • Monkey Crawl: assisted; on edge 5 feet
  • Water Exit: assisted
  • Water Entry: assisted

Swim Lessons FAQs:

What if the class I want is full?

We offer waitlists for every swim lesson. You may put your child’s name on the waitlist at no cost.

Calls are made up to the day before classes start if there is an opening or an additional class being added. We do our best to accommodate each student on the waitlists.

Be sure we have your current phone number on file.

How do I determine my child's level?

We offer free swim lesson assessments. To schedule one please email Kaylee. You can also take a look at our swim lesson selector to help aid you in your decision.

What do I need to bring to lessons?

Come already dressed in your swimsuit and please bring your own:

  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Swim Goggles
  • Hair band (if applicable)

For infants and children who are not potty trained we require the use of I-Play swim diapers. We have these available for sale at the front desk if needed.

What are the family/special needs locker room rules?

This locker room is available for adults with small children of the opposite gender, (father/ daughter, mother/son), children enrolled in Childcare, people with disabilities and/or needing special accommodations. We provide private showers, changing rooms, bathrooms, special needs accessible shower, changing area and bathroom. An infant changing station and vanity area is also available.


  • Co-ed
  • Nudity is not allowed in showers or public part of the locker room
  • Shower usage is restricted to one adult with or without children.
  • Cell phone and camera usage is prohibited.