The Swim Starters program includes two stages for parents and children: Stage A Water Discovery and Stage B Water Exploration.

Registration Open

Winter classes and lessons begin January 9.

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Hop in the pool to help your little one learn

  • Ages: Six months through three years
  • Class length: 30 minutes
  • Seven-class session cost: $47 for members and $102 for non-members, your child must be a Y member to receive the discounted rate
  • Parent participation: One parent per child must be in the pool for each lesson

Choosing a level

With Y Swim Lessons, it’s simple—just sign up for Parent and Child lessons and we’ll determine the appropriate stage for your child.

Register for Parent & Child lessons

Swim Starters

In this program, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim-readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.

Infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment and encouraged to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to respond to verbal cues and jump on land.

In this class, you’ll help your child:

  • Blow bubbles on the surface of the water
  • Move and float with their chin in the water
  • Move and float with their head on your shoulder
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Grab the pool wall
  • Enter and exit the water

You’ll work with your child to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. This class is for kids who aren’t yet comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water.

In this class, you’ll help your child:

  • Blow bubbles with mouth and nose submerged in the water
  • Move and float while blowing bubbles in the water
  • Move and float with their head on your chest
  • Roll from back to front and front to back
  • Monkey crawl
  • Enter and exit the water

Early-Bird Pricing

Winter classes and lessons begin January 9—sign up today.