Swim Lessons

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Swim lessons not only keep kids safe in the water, they can also be the first step in learning to lifeguard, being part of a swim team and exercising through lap swimming. Our experienced Y instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement.


We’re excited to announce that our City Center Y has joined the USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim.

With drowning being the second leading cause of death for children from 5-14 years old, learning to swim and gaining water safety skills is a critical focus for the Y as we work to help all youth reach their full potential.

Learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative at www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash.

YMCA programs are open to Y Members and Non-Members.

Financial Scholarship is provided to those who qualify.
Applications are available at the Welcome Desk.

Registration Dates
Registration for group swim lessons opens one month prior to the start of the next session.
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Lampeter-Strasburg Resident Discount
Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs. To receive that discount when registering for programs through our online registration system, you will need to enter a discount code during the registration process.To receive your discount code, please send your name and address to LSresidents@lancasterymca.org.
A discount code will be emailed back to you.

Group Swim Lesson Fees: $55 Family Member / $65 Member / $85 Non-Member
Youth Group Swim Lessons are offered throughout the year in 8-week sessions/1 class per week.

Our next session of swim lessons will run March-April 2017.
Registration will open February 10:

Youth Swim Lesson Options

Choosing the right swim lesson for your child

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Available for youth and adults by appointment.
Please contact our Aquatics Directors for more information.