Swim Lesson Details

The YMCA has long served as America's beloved swimming instructor. Whether learning how to swim or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards. The year-round aquatic programs are about more than just techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that last a lifetime.


Program Session Brochure

We offer 3 sessions throughout the school year, each 10 weeks in length, and indoor and outdoor summer swim lessons. 

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Preschool Skill Progression

We emphasize fun, exercise, parent education, water adjustment, boating safety, and general safety. Besides a place where your child can learn skills, the water presents many opportunities for you to share fun with your child and to learn more about him/her.

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Youth Skill Progression

Youth swimming lessons are for children who have finished Kindergarten and up, and the lessons are by ability not age. Swimming is an important safety skill, great exercise, and a life-long sport. Oneonta Family YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages and levels, and focuses on safety, confidence, and skill progression. 

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Non-Competitive Team

Join our fun fitness swimming program and find out how to improve your starts, turns, endurance, and stroke performance. This is a great option for those who are ready to move beyond lessons, but are not ready or willing to compete. Non-Competitive Swim Team is not a swim lesson. Swimmers will learn how to refine the competitive strokes they have already learned in lessons.  

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Synchronized Swimming

Join a sport that combines the strength of gymnastics, the flexibility of dance, and the joy of swimming. Synchronized swimming is an exciting and rigorous sport that is also known as dancing in the water. Participants must be comfortable in deep water, able to swim 25 yards front crawl, and comfortable with their head under water. Swimmers will learn the basic skills of the sport and advance according to ability, as well as being part of a team. There is opportunity to participate in local and regional competitions.

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Private Lessons

We try to cater to everyone's needs by offering private and semi-private lessons. Whether you want to focus on certain skills, or just want a convenient day and time that works with your schedule, we can work with you!

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