Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.


Parents accompany children in Stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.


In Stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.


Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab


Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Water Fitness Classes

Water Fitness classes consist of a variety of water exercises to meet the needs of all ages and fitness levels. It is easy-to-learn, safe, and low-impact to minimize muscle soreness. The natural buoyancy of water supports joints and creates a resistant environment to work muscles.

Want to participate? You will need a bathing suit and towel. A certified lifeguard is on duty during all class sessions. We encourage participants to start in a program in which they will be successful initially and then move into a higher level program as they become more comfortable with water exercise. The following are ranked in order from least to most difficult.

Aquatics Notes:

  • Some classes may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met.
  • Schedule changes may necessitate instructor changes without notice.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot refund for missed classes or allow make-ups in other classes.
  • The YMCA prohibits individuals from teaching swim instruction for personal profit; only approved YMCA staff are allowed to serve as instructors.
  • There are no class substitutions or makeups