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

The YMCA is the leading provider of swim lessons on Long Island. Every year, we teach more than 22,000 swim lessons and are nationally recognized for our skill building and drown prevention efforts. The classes below are offered at our branch locations across Long Island. Exact class offerings and ages may vary, so please check your local branch for the most up-to-date classes and schedules. Please note that the following age ranges are general, for further clarification please contact the branch of your choosing. YMCA Swim Lessons are like no other – watch our video about the Y’s philosophy on swimming, skills and safety!

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Stage A Water Discovery

Infant & Toddler
6 months – 3 Years Old

Stage B Water Exploration

Infant & Toddler
6 months – 3 Years Old

Stage 1 Water Acclimation

Preschool 3-5 Years Old
School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old

Stage 2 Water Movement

Preschool 3-5 Years Old
School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old

Stage 3 Water Stamina

Preschool 3-5 Years Old
School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old

Stage 4 Stroke Introduction

Preschool 3-5 Years Old
School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old

Stage 5 Stroke Development

School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old

Stage 6 Stroke Mechanics

School Age 5-12 Years Old
Teen & Adult 12+ Years Old