Swim Lessons at the Y

Fall Session Swim Lessons

Early Fall Session Dates: September 1 – October 26
Late Fall Session: October 29 -December 21

Please check program details upon registration for class start times and fees.

Other Swim Lesson Options

Private Lessons
All Ages Welcome!
Private Lessons: $35 facility member, $57 program member
Semi-Private $42 facility member, $75 program member
Please fill out the private lesson request form at the Welcome Center.

More Ways to Swim 
Gators Swim Team
Adult Swim Lessons
Water Aerobic Classes 

Swim Lessons at the Santa Barbara 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.

For more information, contact our Aquatics Director Aaron Syvertson at Aaron.Syvertson@ciymca.org or (805) 687-7720 ext 230

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