Registration Opens
September 6

    Group One | Opens at 7am


    • Mel Korum
    • Gordon
    • Lakewood
    • Tacoma Center
    • University Y
    • Virtual


      Group Two | Opens at 5:30pm

      • Bremerton
      • Haselwood
      • Tom Taylor
      • Morgan
      • Virtual

      Registration Closes
      September 7 at 11:59pm

      Late Registration
      Opens | September 11 at 7am
      Closes | September 24 at 11:59pm










      Fun, Safety, and Confidence in the Water


      Swim lessons at the Y help members who want to learn a life skill by increasing their knowledge, ability, and stamina to build smart, strong swimmers, and confidence. Y swim lessons feature skill-based instruction that maximizes physical activity, emphasizes safety, and elevates character development. We stress positive values and give members the opportunity to practice them, growing their self-esteem and self-worth, while having a great time.

      View our swim lesson level guide to find the right class for you.

      Parent and Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6-36 months)

      Parent and Child lessons feature family-style swim lessons where a parent is in the water and attending with their child. Lesson plans and activities designed to help parents teach Y swim skills with swim instructor support. One child per parent in the water.

      Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-6 years old)

      Levels 1-3 help preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills — swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

      School-Age Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12 years old)

      Levels 1-4 feature socially distanced in-water activities where kids learn from a swim instructor in the pool with them.

      Levels 5-6 feature socially distanced in swim lane activities where kids learn from a swim instructor on the deck.

      Teen Swim Lessons (Ages 12-17 years old)

      Levels 4-5 introduce basic stroke techniques of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly while teaching continued water safety. For swimmers' safety, they should be able to swim 15 yards independently on their front and back.

      Level 6 refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. For swimmers' safety, they should be able to swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke for 25 yards.

      Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 18+ years old)

      Levels 1-3 introduce personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning swim, float swim and jump, push, turn, and grab.

      Levels 4-5 help students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.




      The Y opens access to opportunities, relationships, and resources for kids to be who they are and become who they want to be. Many programs are included in the cost of your Y membership. Please read our FAQ for our 2023 registration schedule and more useful information.

      Not ready to join us in person? Check out on-demand and live classes on YMCA360!