Living in a beautiful, coastal community, we want our children to learn and practice safety in and around the water. The Y has been the leader in swim instruction and water exercise for more than a century. Swim lessons at the
Y give children the skills to be safe in the water, plus a sense of accomplishment from learning something new. Along with the new confidence of being able to swim, children will gain lifelong ways to stay healthy. We also share our Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to help them enhance their life skills.
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We offer swim lessons for all ages at all of our branches. At the Bear Levin Studer Branch, our indoor heated pool allows us to teach lessons year-round. At our Northeast and Pullum Branches, we offer lessons during the summer at our outdoor pools.

  • Our program encourages all ages to progress from beginners to advanced swimmers at their own pace. Children ages 3-12 are placed in lessons according to their age and ability. 
  • We maintain a 1:6 instructor-to-student ratio in all youth swim lesson classes. 

We're excited to launch the new Y-USA swim lesson curriculum to the community. Learn more about this updated program and the skills your child will learn:

Parent/Child and Preschool Curriculum

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Parent/Child and Preschool
lessons are $35/session for Household Members, $70/session for Program Participants.
Youth and Adult lessons are $40/session for Household Members, $80/session for Program Participants.

Membership at the Y can help you save on swim lessons. Join with a Household Membership, and you receive the same quality program at half of the usual cost.

2017 Swim Lesson Schedule at Betty J Pullum Family YMCA-Navarre

Monday - Thursday sessions:  REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1, 2017

  May 1-May 11

  May15-May 25

  May 29-June 6

  June 12-June 22

  June 26-July 6

  July 10-July 20

  July 24- August 3


 2017 Swim Lesson Schedule at the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA


Jan 9-Feb 1
Feb 6-Mar 1
Mar 6-Mar 29
Apr 3-Apr 26
May 1-May 24


Jan 10-Feb 28
Mar 7-Apr 2
May 2-Jun 20


Jan 11-Mar 1
Mar 8-Apr 26
May 3-Jun 21


Jan 14-Mar 4
Mar 11-Apr 29
May 6-Jul 1
    (no lessons May 27) 


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We also offer Adult Lessons. Learn more.