Swimming & Water Fitness

The Y has been the premier destination for aquatics since 1885. With a variety of programs to choose from, we encourage you and your family to get involved in water activities. It’s never too early to start. We begin our programs at 6 months and there’s no age cap, so it’s also never too late to make a splash! To register for any Swimming & Water Fitness classes, please visit our program portal. 

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Swimming & Water Fitness categories

Youth Swim

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 and convenient class times, you'll be sure to find something that meets your family's needs and busy schedule.

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Water Fitness

Water provides an ideal environment for strength training, cardiovascular workouts, balance training, and rehabilitative exercise. Water workouts are low-impact and provide a natural resistance that promotes muscle tone, reduces pain, and increases flexibility. It is also a favorite prenatal exercise to reduce swelling and stress. Check your local branch for fees and schedules.

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Group Swim Lessons

The YMCA also offers Teen and Adult Swim Instruction classes. These group classes are designed for non-swimmers and swimmers age 16 and older who want to be more comfortable in the water with proper strokes and breathing techniques.

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Private Swim Lessons

Group lessons are not for everyone. Don’t give up! Try a private or semi-private lesson. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Private lessons are 30 minutes with a 1:1 student to instructor ratio.

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Lap & Family Swim

Splashing around the water is more fun when you do it with friends and family. Our branches offer family and youth recreational swim time. It’s a great way to bond, build comfort in the water, and practice skills. Visit your branch website for the most current schedules.

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Specialty Swim Lessons

The YMCA is proud to offer specialty swim classes for both youth and adults and across abilities. Please check your local branch for additional information about specialty swim classes offered throughout the year.

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Swim Team & Swim Team Prep

Young people can compete on swim team at the Huntington YMCA and the YMCA East Hampton RECenter. Please visit branch links for more information. The YMCA offers young people a chance to participate in competitive swim teams. Pre-Swim Team practice programs are also available. See branch locations.

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YMCA Specialty Certification Programs

The YMCA is a leading provider of CPR and Lifeguard Certification classes. Membership is not required.

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