Durham YMCAs – Youth Swim Lessons

The Downtown Durham YMCA offers youth swim lessons for kids ages 6 to 12.

YMCA swim lessons emphasize water safety, skill and stroke development.

All children are evaluated on the first day of class and placed in the class that best meets their current ability.

We offer two swim levels, Polliwog and Guppy.

Our Polliwog class is for beginning swimmers and focuses on breathing, floating, basic kicking, different strokes and building confidence in the water.

Our Guppy class is for children who can swim. It focuses on stroke refinement, kicking, rotary breathing, backstroke, diving and self-confidence.

Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons.

Sessions & Registration Weekday classes

Feb. 17 - 28 (Registration ends Feb. 10)
March 10 - 21 (Registration ends March 3)
March 31 - Apr. 11(Registration ends March 27)
April 21 - May 2 (Registration ends April 14)
May 12 - 23 (Registration ends May 5)

Weekday swim lessons meet from 5:40 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

sessions & registration weekend classes

March 8 - April 12 (Registration ends March 3)
April 26 - May 31 (Registration ends April 21)
We will not have class on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2014.

Weekend swim lessons meet from 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. on Saturday.


$72 (Member)
$86.40 (Participant)


Stanley Bass at 919-667-9622