The Y has been providing swim lessons since 1910, and it’s our mission that children learn to be safe around water and enjoy the benefits that come with learning to swim. As part of a nationwide YMCA effort to provide consistency in swim lesson formats and increase the safety of children in and around water, we’ve recently upgraded our swim lesson program. The upgrade will enable our instructors to provide more personalized attention to all swimmers, and we’ve added elements of the YMCA’s Safety Around Water program that teaches the critical skill sets kids need if they unexpectedly find themselves in water.
Make a Splash
Our City Center Y is a member of 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.
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 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
Registration closes the 25th of the month.
Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.
Swim lessons are offered in 8-week, 4-week and 2-week sessions. Please view the schedules listed below for more details.
Youth Swim Lesson Options
- Parent/Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6-36 months)
- Pre-School Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)
- Youth Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)
- Adaptive Swim Lessons (Ages 3-12)
Designed for children with special needs.
Choosing the right swim lesson for your child
Available for youth and adults by appointment.
For more information, please contact:
City Center Y Aquatics Director:
Sandi Brandt – 393-9622, ext. 1113
Lampeter-Strasburg Y Aquatics Director:
Alicia Campbell – 464-4000, ext. 1243
YMCA at New Holland Aquatics Director
Tara Becker – 354-4747, ext. 105