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. Swim lessons are available for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you are unsure of your child’s swim level, a swim evaluation will ensure that your child is placed in the proper class.
Class size is determined by considering participants’ abilities and ages, thus ensuring classes are of adequate size for safety and comfort. Private and semi-private lessons are also available.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- Your child’s prerequisites for swim lessons
- Swim Lesson Guidelines
- Pre-School Swim Lessons
- Parent/Child Swim Lessons
- Youth Swim Lessons
- Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons
The Lancaster Family YMCA offers swim lessons throughout the year at our three Y branches. To help you choose the best session for your child, please refer to the below list of upcoming schedules. Registration begins two week prior to the session start date for Y Members, and one week prior for Non-Members. Registration continues through the Wednesday before the start of the new session.
Spring 1 Session: March 31 – May 11
Spring 2 Session: May 12 – June 14 (5 week session)
Summer 1: June 16 – July 26 (Saturdays only)
Summer 1A: June 16 – July 3 (2 times per week for 3 weeks)
Summer 1B: July 7 – July 26 (2 times per week for 3 weeks)
Summer 2: July 28 – September 6 (Saturdays only)
Summer 2A: July 28 – August 17 (two times per week for 3 weeks)
Summer 2B: August 18 – September 11 (once a week for 4 weeks)
Fall 1: September 15 – October 26
Fall 2: October 27 – December 7