Swimming Lessons

The Y is the pioneer in swimming lessons and water safety.  YMCA Swim Lessons are designed to be developmentally appropriate and to quickly and efficiently teach skills and encourage students to develop a lifelong interest in aquatics. Swim Lessons at the Y are delivered in a student-centered, caring atmosphere with trained instructors who give personalized attention.

The Harrison County YMCA offers Group Swim Lessons and Private Swim Lessons throughout the entire year in a climate-controlled indoor pool.

Please refer to the current session program guide for more information on our year-round swim lessons.

Swim Lessons

Parent/Child Class (Ages 6 months – 3 years)

The primary objective of this 30-minute class is to promote comfort and aquatic readiness. Parent/child pool interaction helps prepare children for swim lessons. The main goal is getting the child to feel comfortable and confident in and around the water.

Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)

As the first experience in the pool without parental assistance, the child is taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. They also learn about pool safety and the use of personal flotation devices. During this 45 minute class, participants are divided into skill levels to ensure appropriate instruction.


Youth Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)

This class is based on a logical, multi-level progression that helps children of varying abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills.

Private Swim Lessons

These lessons are taught by specialized and caring YMCA swim instructors using the guidelines of the YMCA swim lesson program. Participants of ALL ages are taught based on their needs, abilities, circumstances and goals.