Building Confident Swimmers

Signing up for swim lessons has never been easier! To register, choose the age group or class type, location and day. To ensure every swimmer is in the best class for their ability, the first lesson is an evaluation class. Swim students will then be placed in the appropriate skill level class for the day and time they registered. 

The Y follows a progressive swim lesson program, where swimmers advance to the next class based on skills gained at the end of the session. CLICK HERE for details on the progression of lessons.

Available at all family centers and YMCA Camp Cristina. 

Select the age group or lesson type to learn more. 

Sign up for swim lessons today! 

Swim lessons at the Tampa Y begin at 6 months old. A parent joins their child in the pool to get the baby acclimated to the water. Parents learn water safety skills to keep the child safe in and around water. 

Swim lesson sessions include 6 lessons. Weekday lessons meet 2x/week for 3 weeks; weekend lessons meet 1x/week for 6 weeks.

Cost per session: $60/members; $110/non-members

Registering is easy! Determine the location and weekday/weekend session you'd like below, and click Register to complete your enrollment.

Parent & Child

Location Weekday Lessons Weekend Lessons
Bob Sierra Register Not Available
Bob Sierra
Youth & Family Center
Register Register
Central City Register Register
Campo Register Register
East Pasco Not Available Register
New Tampa Register Register
North Brandon Register Register
Northwest Hillsborough Register Register
Plant City Not Available Register
South Tampa Register Register
Spurlino Register Register
YMCA Camp Cristina Not Available Register

 

For beginner swimmers ages 3 to 5 years, preschool swim lessons focus on developing comfort with underwater exploration, basic self-rescue skills, safe water entry/exit, body position/control, changing directions and forward movement.

More advanced preschool age swimmers focus on performing the skills listed above, at longer distances. Swimmers will also learn side breathing and integrated arm/leg action. As they progress through the program, swimmers will learn and practice front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, basic breaststroke and butterfly kick and treading water skills.

Swim lesson sessions include 6 lessons. Weekday lessons meet 2x/week for 3 weeks; weekend lessons meet 1x/week for 6 weeks.

Cost per session: $60/members; $110/non-members

What to expect: 
For all swim lesson groups and sessions, the first lesson is an evaluation. This ensures the swim student is placed in the correct skill level group for the day and time. We take the work out of trying to decide what lesson is best for you or your family.

Registering is easy! Determine the location and weekday OR weekend session you'd like below, and click Register to complete your enrollment.

Preschool (ages 3-5)

Location Weekday Lessons Weekend Lessons
Bob Sierra Register Register
Bob Sierra
Youth & Family Center
Register Register
Central City Register Register
Campo Register Register
East Pasco Register Register
New Tampa Register Register
North Brandon Register Register
Northwest Hillsborough Register Register
Plant City Register Register
South Tampa Register Register
Spurlino Register Register
YMCA Camp Cristina Register Register

The school age swim lesson program is for children ages 6 to 12 years. Beginner swimmers focus on developing comfort going under water, self-rescue skills, body position/control, changing directions and forward movement.

Intermediate school age swimmers focus on performing the skills listed above, at longer distances. Swimmers will also learn side breathing and integrated arm/leg action.

More advanced swimmers will learn and practice stroke techniques for front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly at progressively longer distances. Swimmers will also practice treading water skills.

Swim lesson sessions include 6 lessons. Weekday lessons meet 2x/week for 3 weeks; weekend lessons meet 1x/week for 6 weeks.

Cost per session: $60/members; $110/non-members

What to expect: 
For all swim lesson groups and sessions, the first lesson is an evaluation. This ensures the swim student is placed in the correct skill level group for the day and time. We take the work out of trying to decide what lesson is best for you or your family. 

Registering is easy! Determine the location and weekday OR weekend session you'd like below, and click Register to complete your enrollment.

School Age (ages 6 -12)

Location Weekday Lessons Weekend Lessons
Bob Sierra Register Register
Bob Sierra
Youth & Family Center
Register Register
Central City Register Register
Campo Register Register
East Pasco Register Register
New Tampa Register Register
North Brandon Register Register
Northwest Hillsborough Register Register
Plant City Register Register
South Tampa Register Register
Spurlino Register Register
YMCA Camp Cristina Register Register

Swim lessons for adults and teens start at age 13 and lessons will be tailored based on the individual’s ability at the time of beginning lessons. Participants may have little to no swimming skills, a fear of water or may be looking to improve their stroke technique. Swim lessons are progressive and build on skills learned throughout the session.

Lesson Focus by Skill Level

  • Beginner: develop comfort going under water, basic self-rescue skills in addition to basic front and back floating
  • Intermediate: develop intermediate self-rescue skills while learning side breathing and integrated arm/leg action and will learn basic breaststroke and butterfly kick.
  • Advanced: basic stroke techniques in front crawl and back crawl, and reinforce their water safety skills by practicing treading water and elementary backstroke. Focus on endurance as they practice and focus on stroke technique for front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.  

Swim lesson sessions include 6 lessons. Weekday lessons meet 2x/week for 3 weeks; weekend lessons meet 1x/week for 6 weeks.

Cost per session: $60/members; $110/non-members

What to expect: 
For all swim lesson groups and sessions, the first lesson is an evaluation. This ensures the swim student is placed in the correct skill level group for the day and time. We take the work out of trying to decide what lesson is best for you or your family.

Registering is easy! Determine the location and weekday OR weekend session you'd like below, and click Register to complete your enrollment.

Teen/Adult (ages 13+)

Location Weekday Lessons Weekend Lessons
Bob Sierra Register Not Available
Bob Sierra
Youth & Family Center
Not Available Register
Central City Register Register
Campo Register Not Available
East Pasco Not Available Not Available
New Tampa Not Available Register
North Brandon Not Available Register
Northwest Hillsborough Register Register
Plant City Not Available Register
South Tampa Not Available Register
Spurlino Register Register
YMCA Camp Cristina Not Available Not Available

Private lessons are available for swimmers of any age work one-on-one with a certified swim lesson instructor. 

Semi-private lessons are available for families with 2 to 3 people who want to take private lessons together. Semi-Private swim lessons accommodate groups with one instructor.

Lessons can be purchased in 1/2/6 session packages.

Registering is easy! Determine the location you'd like below, and click Register to complete your enrollment. After enrolling for Private and Semi-Private swim lessons, the Aquatics Director from your YMCA location will contact you to learn more about the swimmer(s)—ages and general abilities and comfort level in the water.

Location Private & Semi-private Swim Lessons
Bob Sierra Available at YFC, below
Bob Sierra Youth & Family Center Register
Central City Register
Campo Register
East Pasco Register
New Tampa Register
North Brandon Register
Northwest Hillsborough Register
Plant City Register
South Tampa Register
Spurlino Register
YMCA Camp Cristina Register