Review these tips for what to expect, what to wear and what to bring to YMCA Swim Lessons:
- Bring photo ID when you visit the Y
- You don’t need to be a member of the Y to take swimming lessons, but members receive a discount on lessons and classes
- Clothes, street shoes, diaper bags and other personal items can be stored in the locker rooms; bring your own lock and leave your valuables at home
- Plan to arrive with enough time to change into swimming attire
- Come to class dressed and ready for the pool:
- A family-appropriate and clean swimsuit is required for all class and lesson participants.
- Tight-fitting rubber or plastic pants are required for children who are not yet potty-trained.
- Those who chill easily may benefit from a swim shirt.
- Sandals or flip-flops are permitted in the pool area—street shoes are not.
- Goggles are permitted in the pool—masks and snorkels are not (unless otherwise noted)
- Towels are permitted in the pool area
- All class and lesson participants must shower with soap before entering the pool.
- Using the restroom is encouraged before entering the pool
- All pools are heated
- The Y is committed to keeping class and lesson sizes small so swimmers get the expert, personal attention they need to succeed
- If you or your child has a fear of water, or had a bad experience with water, arrive at your class or lesson a little early to inform the instructor
- Parents of children age six years and under must remain in the pool area during lessons
- The pool might be available to Y members before or after lessons for open swimming—check the pool schedule
The Y considers the individual needs of every person and the ability of the program to meet those needs. Please inform the Y during the enrollment process if you or a family member requires any special accommodation. This information enables the Y to better meet your needs or those of a family member, within available resources and to the extent reasonable. All staff that will be working with you or a family member with special needs will be informed of how to care for or meet those needs.