SWIM STARTERS- 2 Part series (6 months - 3 years)

If you have a child from 6 months-3 years old, now is the time to familiarize them with water! This program is a parent-participation water class. During the 7-week session, children will be encouraged to discover the water and get comfortable on their stomachs and backs and submerge with the assistance of an adult.

A) Water Discovery   

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. 

B) Water Exploration 

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 

Mondays 5:30-6:00 PM

Members: $25

Non-Members: $35

Group Swim Lessons

Build confidence in the water! Improve your swim skills with certified instructors who are excited to help you grow. Group swim lessons are structured classes for children divided by age and skill, starting at 3 years old. Group lessons are held Monday and Wednesday evenings and are taught in 7-week sessions. 


Members: $30

Non-Members: $80

PRE-SCHOOL (3-5 years old)

(Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm)


Water Acclimation 1: Beginner level for Preschool children with little or no previous swim instruction. Children will learn safe pool behavior, begin getting face wet, floating with support, and kicking with support. 

Water Movement 1/Water Stamina 1: For Children who are more comfortable in the water and are beginning to swim independently. Front and back glides will be introduced. They will begin refining strokes and independent swimming along with working on building endurance and refining their swim strokes.

SCHOOL-AGE (6 years +)

(Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:15 pm)            


Water Acclimation 2/Water Movement 2: Beginning level for school-age program. Introduces breath control, front and back paddle with flutter kick. Will build upon previous skills while improving endurance and distance.

Water Stamina 2/Stroke Mechanics: Sidestroke and breaststroke are introduced. The butterfly stroke is introduced. To progress to the next swim level, swimmers must do survival float for 6 minutes, tread water for 3 minutes and swim each stroke 50 meters. Emphasis on endurance swim skills and flip turns are introduced. Swimmers will swim 100 meters of each stroke (except butterfly), learn basic lifesaving skills, and diving techniques. Goggles are recommended. 

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available for ages 3 and up and can be scheduled according to your availability. You may schedule three, five, or seven lessons at a time. 

Any age private swim lessons: 30-minute sessions 

3 sessions: Members $45/Non-Members $65

5 sessions: Members $70/Non-Members $100

7 sessions: Members $85/Non-Members $130

Swim Club

The benefits of swimming are amazing! Increase muscle tone, strength, improved flexibility, improve asthma conditions, weight control, and so much more. 

Swim club is offered to children 16 years and younger (laps swam during swim team practices and meets are not eligible for Shelby YMCA Swim Club). Learn more about Swim Club HERE.

Members: Free