Program Corner

Swimming at the YMCA

May is National Water Safety Month. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence.

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago (1909). Each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills.

The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates students of varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

The YMCA of Northwest Florida is offering swim lessons at the Bear Levin Studer, Northeast and Pullum branches. All sessions include 8 lessons.

  • Pullum branch lessons begin May 13
  • Northeast branch lessons begin June 3
  • Bear Levin Studer branch lessons are ongoing

Register for all lessons and the swim team on our website at our program page.

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.