Learning to swim offers much more than safety in the water. It builds self-confidence, develops self-esteem and makes water a safe, fun environment for a lifetime! 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 June 1 and continuing to September 1. The YMCA’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are incorporated into every program.
For a schedule, please select a location below. To REGISTER ONLINE, click here.
Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA (6601 North Buffalo)
- SkyView YMCA (3050 East Centennial Parkway)
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA (4141 Meadows Lane)
- Outdoor (check next year for Summer 2017 schedule)
Durango Hills Community Center YMCA (3521 N. Durango Drive)
- Outdoor - Group | Outdoor - Private & Semi-Private (check next year for Summer 2017 schedule)
Swim Lesson Pricing
One lesson - $38
Three lessons - $104
Six lessons - $185
|Cost:||$109 for 8 lessons (1 session)|
Parent/Child (6 months – 3 years) – 30 minutes
Preschool (3 – 5 years) – 30 minutes
Youth (6 – 12 years) – 45 minutes
Teen/Adult (13+ years) – 45 minutes
Swim Lesson Descriptions
Please register your child for the class you feel is most suitable based on the description below. On the first day, our instructors will assess your child's swim level during the lesson and recommend a switch if needed. This typically won't disrupt your schedule . . . your child will likely just join a class on the other side of the pool!
For a printable Swim Lesson flyer, click here.
Parent Child Swim Lesson (6 months – 3 years)
Little ones get an introduction to the water in a nurturing environment. Our instructors guide parents through teaching basic water safety and skills with songs and games. It's a great first experience! (One adult must accompany each child. A swim diaper is required and can be purchases at the front desk.)
Parent Child (6-36 months)
Little ones get an introduction to the water in a nurturing environment. Our instructors guide parents through teaching basic water safety and skills with songs and games. It’s a great first experience! (One adult only must accompany each child. A swim diaper is required and can be purchased at the front desk.)
Preschool Swim Lessons (3 – 5 years)
Children are grouped by ability level and taught personal safety, independent swimming and floating skills. Our instructors build swimmers’ confidence while enabling them to grow independently in the water. Each class is 30 minutes. Class descriptions follow.
Pike is for non-swimmers. Instruction focuses on assisted floating, kicking, paddling and getting comfortable in the water by themselves.
Ray is for children who have completed Eel or are able to float, kick and perform arms independently. Instruction focuses on continuing child's freestyle and backstroke, along with learning freestyle side breathing and breaststroke kick.
Eel is for children who are comfortable in the water by themselves or have passed Pike swimming level. Instruction focuses on floating, kicking and proper arm strokes independently in the water on child's front and back.
Starfish is for children who are able to swim freestyle with breathing to the side, backstroke and able to perform a proper breaststroke kick. This level refines freestyle and backstroke and continues to build endurance.
Youth Swim Lessons (6 – 12 years)
Swimmers are grouped by ability and receive an introduction to all of the strokes. Programs focus on personal growth, safety, rescue skills, diving and water games. Each class is 45 minutes. Class descriptions follow.
Polliwog is for non-swimmers. Instruction focuses on floating, kicking and paddling on front and back with assistance.
Guppy is for children who have completed Polliwog. Instruction focuses on floating, kicking and proper arm strokes independently in the water on child's front and back.
Minnow is for children who can swim freestyle and breaststroke independently. Instruction focuses on freestyle breathing to the side, breaststroke kick and breaststroke arms.
Fish is for children who completed Minnow or can swim 25 yards of freestyle breathing to the side and backstroke. Swimmers learn breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly arms.
Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (13+ years)
If you have little or no aquatic experience, take this opportunity to develop new lifelong skills or improve your current abilities. Our separate teen and adult classes offer supportive lessons designed to build confidence while you learn.