When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America's swim instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.

The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is designed to teach this lifelong skill to children and adults of all skill levels in a safe environment. We offer swim lessons for the beginner and for those looking to improve their strokes.

Lesson Selector

Please read below to learn about our different classes. If you are not sure where your child fits in please click HERE to the learn more about our YMCA lessons. 

Swim Lesson Stages

Group Lessons

Group swim lessons at the Y are specifically tailored to the participant's age, swimming ability, level of physical development and confidence in the water. The Y ensures a low instructor-to-student ratio to ensure our kids get plenty of personal attention.

Requirements:To participate in group lessons, a child must be able to listen to instructions and remain seated on the edge of the pool while waiting for their turn in the water.

Lessons are a half-hour long, twice a week.

Spring 2023 Swim website


Click here for the current Swim Lessons downloadable registration.

Click here to register for the 2022 Swim Lessons online.


Private/ Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Designed to give participants individualized attention to improve or master their swim skills. Together, the instructor, participant and/or parent determine goals for private swim lessons and the curriculum is customized in order to meet these goals. To learn more, contact the YMCA at 541-884-4149

Adult Group Lessons

Adult lessons are held on Tues/Thurs at 11:30am and 6:45pm.

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The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. For information about our financial assistance program, please go to the “Home” tab and click on “Contact Us” to send an email or just call 541-884-4149.