The YMCA aquatic program will not only teach your child how to swim, but also help your child learn about themselves, safety and rescue skills, and water activities that will last a lifetime. We ask that parents watch lessons from our viewing area so that your child will be able to bond with and trust the instructors helping them to focus on the class. This will increase their attention as well as the speed of learning in class. Please remember that all children under the age of 6 years old must have a parent in the water with them at all times. If attending swim lessons and you do not want to get in the water please have your child wait patiently on the side of the pool until the instructor comes over to start the class.


NOTE: Classes may be combined or split depending on the number of enrolled participants. We guarantee each child will receive the one-on-one attention needed to succeed. 

WATERBUGS (Ages: 6 mo.- 2 years) Taught as a combined class with the parent accompanying the child in the water.   Parents become confident handling their babies in the water while teaching water movement skills. Parents will learn how to teach their child basic swimming skills, how to float, and how to fall into and exit a pool. **Disposable  diapers are not permitted in pools. Swim diapers are required to be worn by children not yet potty trained. They are available for purchase at the front desk.**

Meets:   Saturday 9:30 am -10:00 am Fees: $46 YM   $80 PM 

PIKE/EEL/RAY (Swimmers ages: 3-5 years old)   PIKE: This class is designed for new swimmers to learn safe pool behavior and basic independent swimming skills. EEL: This class is designed for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught kicking, floating and progressive paddle strokes.  RAY: This level builds on previously learned skills while  adding endurance by swimming on both the front and the back. Treading water and rotary breathing are introduced. (Stroking Onward is considered the next level after Ray) (30 min 5:1 ratio)

Meets:   Monday 4:30 – 5:00 pm  Fees: $40 YM   $70 PM 

Meets:   Tuesday 4:30 – 5:00 pm  Fees: $40 YM   $70 PM  Session 5: $40 YM   $70 PM

Meets:   Saturday 10:00 – 10:30 am  Fees: $46 YM   $80 PM


POLLYWOG/GUPPY/MINNOW (Swimmers ages: 6-12 years-old)   POLLIWOG: This class is      designed for new swimmers to learn safe pool behavior and basic independent swimming skills. GUPPY: This level  teaches  proper stroke technique for a variety of strokes and builds endurance. Rotary breathing and diving skills are also taught. MINNOW: This level refines all previously learned strokes and continues to build endurance by swimming multiple laps. Rotary breathing is also  perfected at this level while diving skills are improved. (Stroking Onward is the next level after Minnow)  (30 min 5:1 ratio)

Meets: Monday 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Fees: $40 YM   $70 PM 

Meets: Tuesday 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm   Fees: $40 YM   $70 PM  

Meets: Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am  Fees: $46 YM   $80 PM 


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Lessons will include 6 classes, 30 minutes each. These lessons will provide students with the individual attention to enhance their stroke ability, endurance and form.          

Meets: Individualized schedules are set up based on availability of instructor and student.    

                                                                                                                       Fees:  $75 YM    $150 PM     

SEMI-PRIVATE/FAMILY SWIM LESSONS: Classes are for 30 minutes and meet 7 times.  This class is designed to give families the opportunity to enhance their swimming and stroke skills together. Students need to be close to the same swim level.                  

Meets:  Individualized schedules are set up based on availability of instructor and students.

Fees:  $120 YM Total     $225 PM Total   

(maximum number of participants is 3, each additional swimmer will pay an additional $45).

Prices reflect total price, not per student.


Ages 18 years and up. These classes are designed with the adult in mind.  If you would like to brush up on your     swimming skills, learn how to lap swim, or start from scratch, we have the class for you.

Meets: Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm     Fees: $50 YM   $90 PM


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24/7 Access

Wellness center is 24/7 accessible with the purchase of a key fob. $15 one-time fee for members in good standing 18 years of age and older. Inquire at the front desk.

Building Hours

Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Wellness Center Hours

Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Aquatics Center

Mon-Fri 6:00am-8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm-4:30pm

Child Watch

Mon-Fri 8:30am-11:30am
Saturday 9:00am-11:00am
Mon-Thurs 5:00pm-8:00pm


Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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