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

SchoolAge/Teen/Adult Curriculumonline button

Still not sure which class is right for your child? Use our Lesson Selector guide to help you make the best choice for a starting place. In your child's first class, our instructors will help direct you to a different level if we feel it's best for your child.

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 IS OPEN

June 12-June 22

June 26-July 6

July 10-July 20

July 24-August 3

2017 Swim Lesson Schedule at Northeast YMCA (Langley)

Monday - Thursday sessions: REGISTRATION IS OPEN

June 5 - June 16

June 19- June 30

July 3 - July 14

July 17 - July 28

July 31 - Aug 9

We are also offering lessons at the Roger Scott Pool.

2017 Swim Lesson Schedule at the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA (Downtown)

Registration opens two weeks before start date for Y members, one week before start date for all participants. All June classes at this branch are now full.


July 10-Aug 2
Aug 7-Aug 30
Sept 11-Oct 4
Oct 9-Nov 1
Nov 6-Nov 29


July 11-Aug 29
Sept 12-Oct     31


Jul 12-Aug 30
Sept 13-Nov 1


July 13-Aug 31
Sept 14-Nov 2


July 15-Sept 8
Sept 16-Nov 4 


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We also offer Adult Lessons. Learn more.