SWIM LESSONS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
The Y offers swim lessons for all ages. Youth lessons start as early as 6 months old and adult classes are offered for those 16+. Swim lessons are offered in private, semi-private, and group settings. Try a parent-child lesson, learn swim basics in an age appropriate group, swim alongside a small group to gain confidence in the water, or register for a private, one-on-one lesson. To find which swim lesson is right for your child, use the Swim Lesson Finder below to determine which program is the best fit.
1 student to 1 instructor. Best for swimmers who would prefer an individualized experience.
A maximum of 2-3 students total. Participants will be at similar ability levels; no more than one Oshkosh YMCA Swim Lesson Stage (or comparable ability) apart.
If you are interested in Private or Semi-Private lessons, please complete this interest form before registering and paying for lessons.
SMALL GROUP LESSONS
3 students to 1 instructor. For those who prefer a smaller size group lesson to provide more individual attention and gain more time to learn and discover the water.
1. Find your lesson
Find the lesson that's right for your child's age and ability level
2. Get the Info
Our program guide is your information resource about swim lessons and other aquatic offerings
3. View Programs & Register
View our current offerings and register yourself or your child for swim lessons
The world is 71% water. Kids are 100% curious. Help keep kids safe by equipping them with a life-long skill that teaches them safety, self reliance, and confidence. It's never too early or too late to enroll you child in lessons! We offer youth swim lessons for children as young as 6 months all the way to high school age.
Use our convenient swim lesson finder above to determine which lesson is appropriate for your child based on the aquatic milestones they have reached.
Yes! Non-members are eligible to enroll in swim lessons. For full registration details including cost and class schedule, click or tap here.
Whether you have a fear of the water or have very little to no swimming skills, we are here to help you take the first step toward learning to swim with our Adult Swim Basics class. See our program guide for more details.