Swim at the YMCA

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Join us to swim laps, swim with your family or exercise with others who enjoy being in the water. We offer group and private swim lessons for all ages beginning at 6 months, competitive swimming and swim coaching in addtion to group aqua exercise. Our heated, indoor pools are open year-round for you to enjoy.

Monday, May 20, 2024

June 6 – June 29, 2024
5 week session


Parent Child Lessons

30 minute class
Ages:  6 months – 3 yrs
Develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children.

Stage A: Water Discovery – Parents accompany children in this stage, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.  If not yet potty-trained, children need to wear swim-type diapers.

Stage B: Water Exploration –In this stage parent’s work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.



Preschool (3 – 5 yrs) 30 minute class

Youth (6 – 12 yrs)   45 minute class

Develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages.

Stage 1: Water Acclimation – This stage lays the foundation that allows for student’s future progress in swimming. Students in this stage focus on exploring the aquatic environment and personal skills with instructor help, Develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water, learn basic aquatic safety.

Stage 2: Water Movement – Students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3: Water Stamina – Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.























Preschool (3 – 5 yrs)  OR Youth (6 – 12 yrs)
45 min class
Introduces and refines stroke technique in older students.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction-Students in this stage develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.  Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary back stroke.

*Stage 4 for Preschool ages (3 – 5 years) will not be taught in the deep end and a parent is required to be in the water with their child.  

Stage 5: Stroke Development – Students in this stage work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics – In this stage, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


Parent/Child  AGE 0-3

Mon. 5:45 PM -6:15 PM


Wed. 5:45 PM -6:15 PM


Thu.. 5:00 PM -5:30 PM                       

Sat. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


SWIM BASICS (3-5 yrs) 
Stage 1 – Water Acclimation   

Mon 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Tues. 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Wed. 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Thu. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Thu. 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Sat. 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Stage 2 – Water Movement

Mon.   4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Tues. 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Thu. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Thu.  5:45 PM- 6:15 PM

Sat. 10:45 AM -11:15 AM

Stage 3 – Water Stamina

Thu. 5:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Sat. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Stage 1 – Water Acclimation

Wed. 6:30 PM-7:15pm

Thu. 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Sat. 10:00 AM- 10:45 AM

Stage 2 – Water Movement

Mon. 6:30 PM-7:15 PM

Thu.  6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Sat.    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Stage 3 – Water Stamina     

Mon. 5:10 PM – 5:55 PM

Wed. 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Sat. 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Sat. 10:00 AM-10:45 AM



Stage 4 – Stroke Introduction

Th. 5:00 PM- 5:45 PM

Sat. 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Stage 5 – Stroke Development

Tue. 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Th. 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Sat. 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

Stage 6 – Stroke Mechanics

Wed. 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM



Adapted Aquatics

Sat. 11:00 AM – 11:45 PM


Sat. 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Sat. 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Are you interest in private swim lessons?

If you are interested in private swim lessons at the Marion YMCA, please contact Connor Ironside for more information.

[email protected]


  • Please come to your class ready to swim – locker rooms are available to put swim suits on and bring your own towels and clothing to wear over swimsuits.
  • Upon being allowed to enter the pool area, please follow all lifeguard prompts as well as instructions from the swim lesson teachers.
  • All traffic areas in pool area will be sanitized before lessons begin, between each lesson, and at conclusion of the lesson day.
  • Please exit the pool and pool area promptly at conclusion of your lesson. Bins, benches, traffic areas and bathrooms will need to be sanitized before the next classes begin.