Swimming

Nurturing Skills & Building Confidence in the Water

As part of the Y’s commitment to keep swimmers safe in and around the water, the Y encourages children and adults to have fun and enjoy the various benefits of swimming, but to always make safety their first priority.

A pioneer in swimming for more than 120 years, the Y’s programs include swim lessons, water exercise and aerobics, competitive swimming and diving and rehabilitation programs — all emphasizing sportsmanship, fostering positive relationships and celebrating achievement.

YMCA swim programs teach water safety skills and help participants develop confidence in and around the water. They also offer swimmers the opportunity to enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new swim techniques and meet new friends.

Swimming is a life-long skill that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age. Among its many benefits, swimming teaches children life lessons of sport and sportsmanship, so they can learn how to work well with teammates and coaches and how to deal with winning and losing. Swimming also motivates participants to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal orientation, and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem.

One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy…and having fun.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.

There is a place for everyone at the Y – anyone at any skill level can take swimming lessons. It is never too late to learn how to swim and to enjoy the water.

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