YMCA Swimming and Lessons

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The Y offers a wide range of swimming options for the whole family. Swimming builds self-confidence and develops the whole person – spirit, mind and body. Classes are divided into ability groups while trained instructors who emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills guided with praise and encouragement.

For non-members, Join the YMCA Today!


If you are a current Y member and want to sign up for our swimming programs:

  1. Sign up in person by visiting the YMCA branch closest to you.
  2. Sign up via online program registration – select one or more branch locations and choose your class.


The YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity offers the following member benefits:

  • A wide-variety of healthy living programs for people of all ages, including exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle support
  • Fully trained staff that is always ready to assist you
  • Free wellness consultations with trained fitness coaches that will help you set and achieve your goals
  • State of the art cardio and strength training equipment
  • Clean and well maintained facilities
  • Many free land and water group exercise classes
  • Free babysitting services to ensure that your child is in a safe environment while you work out
  • The opportunity to train and become a Y mentor, tutor or activity coach
  • The opportunity to build relationships with others members and volunteers
  • AWAY – (Always Welcome at a Y) Home away from home access to Ys across the country and around the World

Each branch offers a wide variety of programs and services. For more information, explore this website or visit your local YMCA location.

Join the YMCA Today!