Alexander Family YMCA – Parent & Child Swim Lessons

The YMCA offers swim lessons for babies and toddlers ages 6 to 36 months and their parents. This water introduction class 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.

The Alexander YMCA is located at 1603 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27605.

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.


Summer registration opens April 1 for members
Summer registration opens April 16 for non-members



$37 per session (6 lessons) (Member)
$45 per session (6 lessons) (Participant)


Whitney Anderson, Senior Aquatics Director

Eli Boothe, Aquatics Manager