Wayne YMCA

Youth Swim Lessons

The Y has been teaching kids how to swim for more than a century, providing lessons about water safety in a fun and safe environment. With a wide range of swimming lesson options for the entire family and convenient class times, you’ll be sure to find something that meets your family’s needs and busy schedule.

The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is new and improved.
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New Swim Programs:

Swim Clinics

For ages 5-18
Focus on stroke development, starts, turns, and conditioning.  Each clinic will focus on a specific skill.
Bronze Clinic:  Ages 5-8
Silver Clinic:  Ages 8-12
Gold Clinic:  Ages 13-18
Facility Member:  Family $25 per class   Youth/Teen $30 per class
Program Member: $40 per class

Intro to Diving

For ages 6+
This course teaches participants the introductory steps to diving off of a 1 meter spring diving board.  Each participant receives individualized attention in a safe and controlled environment.  Our two NCAA coaches lead the participants to success.

Synchronized Swimming

For ages 6+
Combines music, dance and swimming for the "ultimate team sport." Each swimmer's training will challenge them physically, while the artistic side of the sport provides an outlet for creative expression.  The goal for all team members is to reach their potential and have FUN!

Water Polo

Co-ed, ages 10-18
This new co-ed water polo club introduces participants to game strategy, swim techniques, and water polo skills, like throwing and shooting goals with one hand while treading water.  Students must be level 4 swimmers.

Teen Beginner Swim Lessons

For ages 13-17
Get acclimated to the water and learn safety in and around water areas.  Participants learn to develop the safety float and be able to swim 5 yards without assistance.
Family Facility Member: $99
Facility Member: $112
Program Member: $160

Ongoing Swim Programs:

Special Needs Swim Lessons

For children of all ages with moderate to severe neurological, physical, or social challenges.  Overseen by instructors and volunteers who will be in the water offering assistance to participants. They will assist in teaching students how to swim as well as teaching adults the exercises that should be done with the child in the water.  An adult must accompany the child in the water.
Thursday  4:30-5:10pm
Sunday 12:00-12:40pm
Family Facility Member:  FREE
Facility Member: $105
Program Member: $150

Private Swim Lessons

30 minute lessons.
We offer one-one-one instruction, designed to encourage swimmers at different levels and help them progress into group or personal aquatic activities.  Days and times based on instructor and pool availability.

Private (4 lessons)
Facility Member:  Family $160   Youth/Teen $168
Program Member: $200

Semi-Private (2 students, 4 lessons)
Facility Member:  Family $185/group   Youth/Teen $195
Program Member: $220/group

Pre-Swim Team

60 minutes.  For ages 6-13.
Pre-requisite:  Swim all strokes 100-200 yards
Ratio: 1 instructor:8 swimmers
Refine all strokes, diving from blocks and flip turns.  This is the last instructional swim class in progressive swim program and will prepare the swimmer for swim team.
Wednesday  4:30pm
Friday   4:30pm
Sunday  9:00am
Facility Member:  Family $108  Youth $127
Program Member: $168




Whether it's the pool, beach, waterpark, or lake front, the Y wants you to be safe in and around the water.  With this in mind, the Y is offering one FREE session of swim lessons to all second grade children to teach swim and water safety skills and give kids and adults the chance to explore the many health benefits of swimming. 

Second graders, along with their parent or guardian, must present proof of age to enroll.