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Swim Lessons

Swimming is great exercise, a challenging sport, effective therapy, a valuable life skill, and just plain fun. There’s nowhere better to learn than the Y, where we’ve been helping all ages to swim for more than 100 years. Our classes are about more than just teaching techniques, they’re about building confidence and nurturing potential, progressing with your needs and abilities, from introductory to competitive.

Be Water Wise

Progressive, monthly classes for ages 6 months through adult. Learn the basics, then build your skills and develop your technique. Private, partner and group lessons also available.

Why learn to swim?

  • Swimming develops all muscle groups evenly
  • Each year, over 8,000 people learn to swim at the Y
  • Drowning is the leading cause of death in children age 1 - 5 yrs
  • It may take 30-80 swim lessons to learn to swim independently
  • Skills will dwindle if swimmers practice only in the summer!

Why the Y?

  • Small class sizes (6:1) for one-on-one attention
  • Curriculum focused on safety & core skill development
  • Nationally-certified instructors
  • Tools to help track progress and mark achievements

Register online or at your local Y for swim lessons

  • Swim Academy (ages 6-18). A progressive performance-based program that cultivates more intensive swim skill development. Available at all YMCA locations.
  • Swim Team (ages 6-16). Train year-round and compete in local, state, and national meets. Available at Andover & Northwest YMCAs.

Register at your local YMCA for swim academy, swim pre-team, or swim team.

Take your skills to the next level with our fitness-oriented Master’s Swim Club for ages 18 and up or challenge yourself in our 100-mile swim club.