Private Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe swimming is a life skill.

The Y has more than 110 years of experience teaching people to swim. We have certified, caring staff trained to handle swimmers of all abilities and all ages.

Our Private Swim Lessons provide more flexibility and one-on-one instruction at a time that is convenient for you and your family. Our experienced instructors teach core swimming skills and stroke techniques so children and adults can become more confident swimmers. Private swim lessons will be offered in 1:1 and 2:1 ratios.

How to Enroll

Here are the steps to register for our private swim lessons:

  1. Fill out an interest form with your contact information and age and name about the person or persons you’re registering for swim lessons.
  2. After submitting the form, a member of our aquatics team will then contact you as soon as possible to discuss lesson availability and how the Y can best meet your needs.
  3. After determining your swim lesson options, you will then be able to complete the registration online.

Interest Form

Top 10 Things to Know During COVID-19

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our youth, families, and employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some important changes for members to know about our pools and swim lessons as we work to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  1. Members and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering or being admitted to the facility each day. Screening includes temperature checks (may not exceed 100.4 degrees F) and a symptom questionnaire and handwashing upon entering.
  2. Staff and members with a fever of 100.4 F or higher, cough, or shortness of breath will be excluded from the facility. Children with household members who are known to have COVID-19 will also be excluded from the facility.
  3. Parents should arrive 10-15 min. early to their scheduled program in order to facilitate the screening process and start class on time.
  4. Parents will NOT be permitted to stay on the pool deck for their child’s program unless there is a special circumstance for children 5 years old or under. There will be no seating available in the pool area and is limited only to participants and staff.
  5. Swimmers should shower before entering the pool. Locker rooms will be open for changing but lockers will not be available for use. There will be designated areas to store belongings along the pool deck.
  6. Participants should come to the pool with a personal towel, water bottle, any equipment needed for their class or activity, and personal belongings.
  7. No equipment will be shared between participants. All equipment will be sanitized after use and placed aside for an appropriate amount of time for disinfection.
  8. Staff are required to wear face coverings unless the covering inhibits their health. During swim lessons, swim instructors will be required to wear face shields if in the water with participants. Lifeguards on duty are not permitted to wear face masks.
  9. Swimmers should NOT wear face masks in the water because of the danger of drowning.
  10. Group swim lessons will be held in wider areas of multiple lanes and instructors will use class management techniques that stagger participants during activities.

View our Aquatics Relaunch Playbook for more information about our new Health and Safety Guidelines for swim programs.

The Y is unable to provide equipment for member use at this time. Please bring the following items with you for your personal use:

  • Proper bathing attire
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Personal water bottle
  • Foot coverings
  • Any equipment you may need

A designated space on the pool deck will be available for your personal belongings.


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