The Taylor Family YMCA offers swim lessons for babies and toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years with 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. Babies must wear a swim diaper, and parents need to accompany the child in the water.
lesson Registration opens
February 1 (Members)
February 15 (Program Participants)
April 1 (Members*)
*The YMCA offers swim lessons only for YMCA members during the summer at our outdoor pools. Non-members will be able to register for lessons at the Taylor Family YMCA again in the fall, and our association's indoor pools (Alexander, A.E. Finley, Kerr, Downtown Durham & Chapel Hill-Carrboro) may also have non-member lesson availability through the summer season. Due to demand, not all lesson times and sessions are available for non-members.
Jessica Meder, Jessica.Meder@YMCATriangle.org