We are experiencing a delay in opening registration for the next session of swim lessons at the Bear Levin Studer Y. Stay tuned to this page and social media for updated information as it's available.

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.

The Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA in Downtown Pensacola offers swim lessons throughout the year. The Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA offer lessons in the summer months.

See charts below for session and registration dates.

Group Swim Lessons

What class is right for my child?

Swim Starters

Parents work in the water with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

1/Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safety exit the pool.

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2/Water Movement

Students focus on body and position control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

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3/Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance and begin learning rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

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4/Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

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4/Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

Register

1/Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safety exit the pool.

Register

2/Water Movement

Students focus on body and position control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Register

3/Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance and begin learning rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Register

4/Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

Register

5/Stroke Development

Students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes.

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6/Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming.

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6/Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming.

Register

1/Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safety exit the pool.

Register

2/Water Movement

Students focus on body and position control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Register

3/Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance and begin learning rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

Register

4/Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.

Register

5/Stroke Development

Students work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes.

Register

6/Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming.

Register

6/Stroke Mechanics

Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming.

Register

For ages 13 and older, we offer two classes: Beginners for anyone who cannot swim the length of the pool and Intermediate for anyone who can. 

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Swim Session Dates - Pullum Y

DatesRegistration Opens
Aug 12-Aug 23July 29

Swim Session Dates - Bear Levin Studer Y

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

DatesMember Registration OpensParticipant Registration Opens
Aug 5-Aug 28July 22July 29
Sept 9-Oct 2Aug 26Sept 2
Oct 7-Oct 30Sept 23Sept 30
Nov 4-Nov 20 (6 classes)Oct 21Oct 28
Dec 2-Dec 28 (6 classes)Nov 18Nov 25

TUESDAY/THURSDAY SESSIONS

DatesMember Registration OpensParticipant Registration Opens
Aug 6-Aug 29July 22July 29
Sept 10-Oct 3Aug 26Sept 2
Oct 8-Oct 31Sept 23Sept 30
Nov 5-Nov 21 (6 classes)Oct 21Oct 28
Dec 6-Dec 19 (6 classes)Nov 18Nov 25

SATURDAY SESSIONS

DatesMember Registration OpensParticipant Registration Opens
Sept 7-Oct 26Aug 24Aug 31
Nov 2-Dec 14(6 classes/skip Nov 30)Oct 19Oct 26