Swim Lessons

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Summer Session: June 24th – August 18th, 2024

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Now offering Fast Track Lessons Monday – Thursday for the summer!
There will be no lessons on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

Your Child May Qualify for Free Swim Lessons! Our Y is able to provide this amazing opportunity due to funding we received from the 2024 USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim Grant. Must apply online. Financial Assistance is also available through our Y’s Open Door program!


Building Strong Swimmers & Confident Kids

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

FACT: Children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old have the highest drowning rates.
FACT: Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for kids (ages 1 – 14).
FACT: In 88% of drownings, an adult was present but that was not enough.

At the Bangor Region YMCA, our goal is to do our part in changing these statistics by continuing to build strong swimmers and confident kids. This is why we have adopted the YMCA’s Safety Around Water & Swim Lessons curriculum. We are committed to helping youth improve new skills while building friendships and feeling confident in water environments. These lessons are built on a foundation of two basic skill progressions that all people need to be safe around water, swim-float-swim and jump-push-turn-grab, while continuing to build stroke technique, safety skills, and a sense of achievement, belonging, and relationships.

Y swim instructors are nationally certified and are trained in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Our dedicated instructors know how to create a fun and exciting learning environment for your child! Their roles will range from assisting parents/guardians with familiarizing their child with water in our Swim Starters (Parent & Me) lessons to being their child’s instructors in our Preschool and School-Age lessons.

Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.

If there is only one child signed up for a class by the time this session begins, that class time will turn into one-on-one private lessons for half the session (4 consecutive classes). Your child may continue with one-on-one private lessons for the second half of the session if a second payment is made.

Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee will be granted if the request is made one week or more before the start of the session. A system credit can be applied if the request is made less than one week before the session begins. Refunds will not be issued to participants who drop out after classes begin.