Only the YMCA can offer you over 100 years of experience that has made us the most trusted source of aquatics instruction in the world. We offer something for every age and skill level. From parent-child classes to youth and adult swim lessons to water fitness classes, it’s our goal to provide a safe and enjoyable water experience for you and your family in our year-round indoor facility.
At the Y, we offer the following programs - see our “class offerings” page for more information:
Parent-child lessons for children aged 6-36 months
Preschool lessons for 3-5 years of age
Youth and Adult lessons for ages 6 and up
Private lessons are available
Water Fitness Classes
Three levels of challenge from gentle, low-impact classes to intense challenges
Water Fitness classes now included in membership!
Drop in Punch Passes now available for Program Participants
Homeschool Swim Program
Competitive Swim Instruction
Family Swim Time
Personal water safety
Scouting badge work
About the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 3.4 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 725 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit USA Swimming Foundation.
YMCA Aquatic success!
"I just wanted to take a minute to pass on praise for a few of your swim instructors. My son has been blessed to have a few exceptional instructors at the Y. We loved Mr. Rory when our son started taking lessons at the new pool last year. He grew so much with him as a teacher, we were so sad to see him go. We were so fortunate to then have Mr. Mitchell for several sessions. He is an exceptional instructor and young man. Patient, caring, knowledgeable, invested, etc. I could go on and on. It is rare to have an instructor as well rounded as Mitchell. He is great at anticipating potential issues, keeping the students engaged and differentiating instruction. He makes my son feel special every time he sees him - even though he is no longer his instructor. I feel blessed that my child has him as a role model. Most recently, we have had Miss Dallas as our son's instructor. She is wonderful! She pushes the students to grow every class. I am confident that in the years to come, our son will strive to become a life guard and it will be in large part b/c of these dynamic instructors. Please share our praise with your team. Too often in life, we only hear when we aren't doing something well. These young people are fantastic and I hope that they know how appreciated they are."
- The Broderick Family
"I swim here at the Hornell Y every day. The facility is clean, attractive and the staff are very helpful and encouraging. I am reaching my goal through the support, encouragement and instruction from Bill DeMarr, an aquatics safety team instructor, I tell everyone just how wonderful the YMCA programs and staff are and encourage everyone to come to the YMCA for physical fitness, health and wellness."
- Dr. Anubha Sen
"It is hard to know where to begin to describe the benefits I have gained since the pool opened. I started out swimming about a length of the pool and was soon up to 12. I stayed there for a while and decided I needed to push myself a little harder, so I worked up to ¼ mile, then 1/3 mile. I am now swimming a mile, that is 66 lengths of the pool, usually 5 days a week. Another major benefit is improved balance, vastly improved. I think it is mostly due to the noodle work in the water fitness classes. I love the pool and am so thankful to have such a great facility in Hornell."