A.E. Finley YMCA – Parent & Child Swim Lessons

The A.E. Finley YMCA, in north Raleigh, offers parent and child swim classes for babies and toddlers ages 18 to 36 months year round.

This water introduction program helps the parent and the child get used to the water and see the pool as fun. 

Parents and children play games that introduce basic, introductory water skills such as blowing bubbles, breath control, kicking and floating. The class focuses on water orientation and encourages parents and babies to trust each other in the water. 

Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons, and babies must wear a swim diaper. Parents must accompany the child in the water. 

Parent/Child Playgroup: Members with children ages 6 - 18 months are eligible to attend. We will be offering this on Saturday afternoons from 12 - 12:30 p.m., from March 30 - May 11. No lesson fee. Playgroups are an introduction to the aquatic setting for infants and toddlers. This drop-in time is designed to cover the same basic safety information each time - introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing a positive family aquatic experience through fellowship and community. Y staff will facilitate this play time for parents and their children. 


Spring registration opens on February 1 for YMCA Members and February 15 for Program Participants.

Summer registration opens on April 2 for YMCA Members and April 15 for Program Participants.

Fall registration opens on August 1 for YMCA Members and August 15 for Program Participants.

Winter registration opens on November 1 for YMCA Members and November 15 for Program Participants. 

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$37 (Members)
$45 (Participants)


For questions about the program, contact Linda Singh at 919-845-3836 or Linda.Singh@YMCATriangle.org.

For questions about registration, contact the Welcome Center at 919-848-9622.

The YMCA offers swim lessons for YMCA Members only during the summer season at our outdoor pools. We offer swim lessons for YMCA Members and non-members year-round at our indoor pools. Not all lesson times and sessions are available for non-members, due to demand.