Learn How to Swim at the Y!

Splash into fun and learn basic swimming skills

Upcoming Swim Lessons Sessions

Late Fall Session: October 29 – December 21
Fees: $100 Facility Membership, $200 Program Membership

Other Swim Lesson Options

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available for all levels and ages and are scheduled to accommodate your busy lifestyle. You may register for private lessons at any time at the Welcome Center. Private lessons are held in a set of six 30-minute sessions.

Fees:  $126 members, $174 community

Days and times are flexible, and instructors will personalize teachings to meet your needs.

Adaptive Swim Lessons 

Adaptive swim lessons teach children with disabilities how to swim and remain safe in water through eight 30-minute lessons once or twice a week. All ages are welcome.

Fees: $120 members, $160 community

More Ways to Swim
Otters Swim Team 
Otters Splashball 

Swim Lessons at the Montecito Family YMCA

The YMCA has been America’s leading swim instructor for more than 100 years and is the most accessible community resource for swimming lessons and water safety. The Y is committed to making sure everyone has the opportunity to develop life-saving skills needed to be safe in and around the water. Our water safety programs and partnerships make water safety exciting, fun and accessible.

Swim Lessons at the Y

Learn how to swim with us! YMCA swimming lessons is a progressive program teaching swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety skills such as floating, treading water and safety entering and exiting a pool. Swim lessons are available for all ages, from infants to adults. Swimmers who develop a love of the water and want further instruction can progress to our competitive swim teams.

Our swimming programs are led by trained instructors who are certified in CPR and First Aid in addition to their formal swim instructor training. Private and semi-private swim lessons are also available. 

Which Swim Lesson is Right for Me?

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and levels – from infants and toddlers to teens and adults. Our progressive swimming lessons teach kids how to swim through fun activities that teach swim skills, strokes and technique. Adults interested in learning to swim are encouraged to take private or semi-private swimming lessons.

Not sure which swim class to enroll in? Click here to learn more about our swim lesson levels. 


Swim FAQs

For swim lessons, please meet the instructor on the pool deck.

All swimmers will receive a report card with the appropriate level to register for the next session.

All swimmers not potty-trained must wear an approved swim diaper.

Register online or at the Welcome Center until the session’s corresponding deadline.


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