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Jump in and discover the benefits of being active in the water

YMCA aquatic programs offer you and your family many ways to make a splash with swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and certifications. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced swimmer, we can help you build the confidence you need to stay safe, have fun, and get active in the water.

Young girl learning to swim

Swim Lessons

Vital water safety skills save lives, but there's more to YMCA swim lessons than just learning to swim. Children in our programs build self-confidence as they achieve their goals with a little hard work and support from others.

Learn to Swim
Lifeguard in front of YMCA pool

Lifeguard Certifications

Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the Y and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.

Learn to save a life
Aquatic Fitness Classes

Enjoy a unique fitness experience in the pool. The water provides a “weightless” impact-free environment that protects your joints and keeps you cool and comfortable while you activate your muscles.