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.

New Monthly Drafting For Swim Lessons

The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is new and improved.
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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.
Sundays, 11:15-11:55am
New Monthly Draft 
Family Facility Member:  FREE
Facility Member: $65 per month
Program Member: $85 per month

Private Swim Lessons

30 minute lessons
Ages 2+
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.

1 Lesson - Family Facility Member: $45  Facility Member: $50  Program Member: $55
4 Lessons -  Family Facility Member: $160   Facility Member: $168   Program Member: $200
8 Lessons - Family Facility Member: $304   Facility Member: $320   Program Member: $384
12 Lessons - Family Facility Member: $432   Facility Member: $456   Program Member: $552

Pre-Swim Team

60 minute classes.  For ages 6-17.
Pre-requisite:  Swim all strokes 150 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.
Fridays, ages 6-12  4:30-5:30pm
Saturdays, ages 6-12, 11:15am-12:15pm
Sundays, ages 13-17, 12:00-1:00pm
New Monthly Draft
Facility Member:  Family $55 per month  Youth $65 per month
Program Member: $85 per month

After Hours Swimming

Ages 6+
A safe place for women only.  Learn how to swim and enjoy free swim time. Participants work with our female instructors to learn the skills necessary to stay safe in and around the water. After a 40 minute lesson, participants can enjoy an additional 20 minutes of swim time and have fun while supervised by our female lifeguards.


Family/Facility Member:  $25 per class
Program/Community Member:  $30 per class


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 8 week 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.