The YMCA offers swim lessons for babies and toddlers ages 6 - 36 months and their parents. Playgroup classes are offered for children ages 6 - 18 months and parent-child classes are offered for children ages 18 months - 3 years.
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.
A parent/family member must accompany the child in the water (the swim instructor will be on the deck providing instruction).
Babies and toddlers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
The parent and child must be YMCA Members to register and participate in swim lessons.
Feb. 1: Members
Feb. 15: Program Participants
June 1: Members
Summer swim lessons are only available for YMCA Members.
Aug. 1: Members
Aug. 15: Program Participants
Nov. 1: Members
Nov. 15: Program Participants
Not all lesson days and times are available for Program Participants, due to demand.
A.E. Finley YMCA, Linda Singh
Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs, Whitney Anderson
Chapel Hill - Carrboro and Meadowmont YMCAs, Seattle Kiser
Downtown Durham and Hope Valley Farms YMCAs, Stanley Bass
Ingram Family YMCA, Josh Tillett
Kerr Family YMCA, Lorie Buchholz
Kraft Family YMCA, Jack Schenk
Northwest Cary YMCA, Jessica Meder
Poole Family YMCA, Nick Tipling
Taylor Family YMCA, Christopher Thomas
YMCA at Knightdale Station, Jeff Little