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Youth Swim Lessons

Year-round swim lessons are offered at our Centennial Hills and SkyView Y locations. Summer swim lessons are offered at each of our four branches beginning in June and continuing into August. The Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are incorporated into every program.

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Parent/Child Swim Lessons

The Y is excited to offer an amazing deal on our Parent/Child Swim Lessons! For just $25 per month, parents and their littles ones are invited to come enjoy this positive bonding experience in the water. This class is geared towards introducing ages 6 months to 3 years to the aquatic environment – focusing on water safety, positive interaction and more…while also having tons of fun! Year-round classes are offered at both our Centennial Hills Y and SkyView Y. The Heinrich Y and Durango Hills Y will offer Parent/Child Swim Lessons seasonally once the pools open. For more info and to register for the next session, please click the button below.

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We're Hiring!

We’re also hiring Parent/Child Swim Instructors! If you’re a parent or guardian who loves the water and loves interacting with other parents and their children, this may be the perfect job for you! For more info on openings, please contact Adriana Villalobos at (Skyview Y) or Emily Giza at (Centennial Hills Y)

Swim Lessons for Special Needs

The Y is dedicated to elevating and promoting equality within communities around the country, guaranteeing opportunity and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that prevented the full participation of some groups. Through this swimming program, parents and caregivers of children with special needs will be given the opportunity to provide their children with the means to learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills for FREE. Knowing how to be safe around water is one of the most important life skills we can teach our children. It gives them confidence and it can save their lives.

What We Teach

Using an evidence-based curriculum, the Diverse Abilities Swim Lessons program will be placed in skill and ability-specific programs based on their needs. Student to instructor ratio is no more than 1-5 with lower ratios as needed. Learning to stay safe around water may begin at the Y, but it doesn’t end there. That’s why there is a Family Education Component that reinforces the learning at home and helps children progress more quickly.

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Swim Lesson Pricing

Group Lessons


$115 for 8 lessons (1 session)
$59 for 4 lessons (1 session)


Preschool (3 – 5 years) – 30 minutes
Youth (6 – 12 years) – 45 minutes
Teen/Adult (13+ years) – 45 minutes

Parent/Child Lessons
$25 for 4 lessons (1 session)

Length: 30 minutes

Private Lessons
Three lessons – $109
Six lessons – $189

Length: 30 minutes

Semi-Private Lessons
Cost (2 People):
Three lessons – $159
Six lessons – $279

Length: 45 minutes

Swim Team & Pre-Swim Team

Come be part of a great aquatics experience! The Y Swim Team is a developmental swim program run by trained coaches to improve swimmers’ competitive skills and endurance through progression rather than intense competition.  The Y swim team promotes healthy lifestyles while embracing the four core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.


Aqua Classes

Join us in the water, and enjoy a zero-low workout. FREE fitness classes are another value of Y membership. Classes vary by location. Check out the schedules page for the branch near you.

Arthritic Splash

If you’re an ambulatory individual with arthritis, get a zero-impact workout while focusing on sustaining and/or improving muscle and joint mobility while improving overall fitness. This class eases aches, pains and gets you moving.


Experience a low-impact workout focused on cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility. It gets your heart pumping and burns calories. Class is held in deep and shallow water and uses a variety of equipment.

*Water shoes recommended.

Power Aqua Fitness*

This power/strength class offers higher impact circuit training using Speedo equipment. Your endurance/flexibility in deep/shallow water measures your heart rate. The combo class merges power and endurance.

*Water shoes recommended.

Aqua Zumba

Make a splash! Bring the party to the pool! This program gives new meaning to an “invigorating workout!” Splashing, stretching, twisting, shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering…that’s what you’ll hear in Aqua Zumba. Integrating Zumba blends it all together in a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and exhilarating beyond belief.

Masters Swim

Centennial Hills

Join our adult swimmers for workouts, practice, and fun. Must be 18 years and older. Great for triathletes, Masters competitors, and lap swimmers looking to improve their workout. Prior swimming experience recommended. Practices on Monday/Wednesday from 6am – 7am. Participants may come to as many practices as they wish.

M/W 6am – 7am

$25 per month

Lifeguard Certification

Learn how to save a life! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Reach out to Nayeli,, about our free lifeguard certification!

Our Lifeguard Interest List

Step 2: Come to a pre-test! No need to sign-up in advance but be sure to be here 15 minutes early if it’s your first time at the Y, and bring a parent/guardian over the age of 18. Please check the front desk for current pre-test schedule.

Pre-test are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4pm-5pm. If a different time is needed, please email Nayeli,

The pre-test includes:

  • 300-yard swim of front crawl and/or breaststroke
  • Retrieve a 10lb brick from 8 feet deep and swim 20 yards on your back using only your legs
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs

Step 3: After passing the pre-test, visit the front desk to register for your course! Remember it’s first come-first serve and spots fill up quickly.

Step 4: The Y is hiring at all locations! Submit an application on our website to be invited in for a group interview!

Lifeguard Certification Location

SkyView Y, 3050 E Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas

Lifeguard Certification Questions?

Call 702.522.7500 or email


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Cost: $75

SkyView Y or Centennial Hills Y (alternates monthly)

Note: This is a blending learning class, meaning part of the course is online. The online portion MUST be completed before the physical class.



Contact Nayeli Martinez at 702.998.9104 or for information on the Y’s CPR / AED / First Aid Classes.

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