(Ages 6 Months to 12 Years)

Make a splash with YMCA Swim Lessons!  Learning to swim teaches skills to be safe in the water and so much more. Swimming builds self confidence, develops self-esteem and makes water a safe, fun environment for a lifetime. We are focused on teaching lifesaving skills and developing a generation of strong swimmers and confident kids.

Choose Your Level:

PARENT & CHILD (Ages: 6 months - 3 years)
Experience the water with your baby. This class introduces your child to blowing bubbles, kicking and floating. Have fun playing, singing songs and getting comfortable in the water. 
Prerequisite: 6 - 36 months of age.

PIKE (Ages: 3-5 years old)
Water adjustment, safe pool behavior and fun are the focus of this beginning level class. Children will learn arm stroke, kicking, blowing bubbles, and floating in the small pool. 
Prerequisite: 3-5 years old and can separate from parents. 

EEL (Ages: 3-5 years old)
This class builds on the basic swimming skills learned in the Pike class. Learning to float, kick and swim on the front and back without any assistance are the main goals of Eel. 
Prerequisite: Comfortably be underwater for 3-5 seconds.

POLLIWOG (Ages: 6 years and up)
As the beginning level for school aged children, Polliwog focuses on kicking, floating, backstroke, and freestyle with rotary breathing in deep and shallow water. 
Prerequisite: 6 years and older or Instructor approval.

GUPPY (Ages: 6 years and up)
Students continue to practice freestyle and backstroke, and are introduced to breaststroke. Children also learn personal safety, sitting dive, and beginning skills for flip turns. 
Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 15 yards.

MINNOW (Ages: 6 years and up)
This class helps build endurance and develop technique for all of the strokes. Students practice rotary breathing, learn standing dive, and are introduced to butterfly. 
Prerequisite: Swim freestyle and backstroke 25 yards.

PRE-COMPETITION (Ages: 6 years and up)
With an emphasis on endurance and preparation for swim team, students learn racing starts, flip turn, and continue to strengthen swimming technique in all four strokes. 
Prerequisite: Completion of Minnow or Instructor approval.

Step 1: Pick your Session


Session 1: September 10-27 (3 weeks)
Registration Opens: August 27 at 5:30am

  Member/Program Member Community Member
Group $31 $46
Parent & Child $20 $27

Session 2: October 1-25 (4 weeks)
Registration Opens: September 24 at 5:30am

  Member/Program Member Community Member
Group $38 $58
Parent & Child $23 $33

Session 3: October 29-November 21 (4 weeks)
Registration Opens: October 22 at 5:30am
Please Note: There will be no class on Wed, October 31 and Thurs, November 22.

  Member/Program Member Community Member
Group $34 $52
Parent & Child $21 $31

Session 4: November 26-December 13 (3 weeks)
Registration Opens: November 19 at 5:30am

  Member/Program Member Community Member
Group $31 $46
Parent & Child $20 $27

Step 2: Choose Your Lesson Time

Lessons take place twice a week and meet for 30 minutes.

Small Pool Lessons

Parent & Child M/W   5:30 p.m.  
  T/Th 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Pike M/W 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  6:00 p.m.
  T/Th 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Eel M/W 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
  T/Th 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Lap Pool Lessons

Polliwog M/W 6:30 p.m.
  T/Th 6:30 p.m.
Guppy M/W 6:30 p.m.
  T/Th 6:30 p.m.
Minnow M/W 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Comp T/Th 6:30 p.m.

Step 3: Register for Swim Lessons

You can register for Swim Lessons at the YMCA Front Desk or online by clicking here.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS (Ages: 4 years and older)
Private and Semi-Private lessons include four 30-minute lessons and are designed for children 4 years and older. Private and Semi-Private lessons are scheduled based on pool availability and instructor availability. All lessons take place once a week at the Eugene YMCA. Costs below include four 30-minute lessons for students: 



Community Member
Private $75 $95
Semi-Private $130 ($65 per student)
$170 ($85 per student)

 Semi-Private lessons are designed for 2 students. To schedule Private or Semi-Private lessons, please email Sabrina the Aquatics Director at sabrina@eugeneymca.org



Financial Assistance Form

Wait List: Group Swim Lessons do fill up quickly. If you are put on a Wait List, a Y staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Lesson Refund Policy: Due to high demand and small class size, we are unable to offer refunds once lessons have started.

For More Information:
aquatics@eugeneymca.org / 541-686-9622