Durham YMCAs – 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, breathe 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.


Online registration
(*for summer outdoor lessons, change the default branch location to "Hope Valley Farms YMCA") 

February 1 (Members)
February 15 (Participants)
Spring 2019 Brochure

April 2 (Members)
April 15 (Participants)

August 1 (Members)
August 15 (Participants)


$37 (Member)
$45 (Participant)


Stanley Bass at 919-667-9622

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.