Swim. Learn. Grow.

The YMCA Swim Lesson Program is nationally recognized and was one of the first swim lesson providers in the country. Our swimming program is designed to develop a person emotionally, mentally and physically. We will be providing opportunities to learn, not only swimming skills, but also social skills, physical fitness, self-confidence, personal safety and rescue skills. We will be building character through activities that encourage caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

A great place to learn to swim

The YMCA Swim Lessons Program was created by aquatic experts and field-tested at YMCAs across the country. Our program stresses a developmental approach to teaching and is based upon the latest research in child development and learning. Lessons are developmentally appropriate and designed to quickly and effectively teach swimming skills. Swim instructors will guide your child through a process of individual and group exploration conducted in a student-centered, caring atmosphere. Swim instructors have been given a variety of new creative teaching methods to use at all different swim levels.

Lesson Stage Descriptions

private & semi-private lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are taught by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Get a one-on-one or two-on-one class for 40 minutes with a skilled instructor. *Semi-Private lessons are for 2 people at similar levels.

Contact: Denise at Denise@ymcamv.org to connect with an instructor. Please allow 10 days to schedule lessons.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a scheduled lesson, please contact the instructor 24 hours in advance of the lesson. A lesson that is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance or failure to attend a scheduled lesson will result in a charge for that lesson.

Prices and Polices

Administrative Policies

  • If the YMCA cancels or reschedules a course at the beginning of a session, full credit/refund will be given if transfer to another class is not possible.
  • If verified illness prohibits class attendance, and is reported to the YMCA during the class session in question, a prorated credit will be given. A doctor’s note must be submitted.
  • Please be aware that class may be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Credits will not be issued for classes canceled due to weather.
  • Only the Aquatic Director will approve refunds for reasons not mentioned above.
  • The YMCA does not offer make-ups for individual absences.
Group Exercise Schedule