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As the community's leader in swim instruction, the YMCA of Lincoln delivers swim lessons and water safety instruction to thousands of children every year, helping swimmers of all ages gain confidence in the water, overcome fears and build skills to last a lifetime. Please see brochures below for each locations' class days and times.





Parent & Child: 6 months-3 years

The parent/child swim program introduces infants and toddlers to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents.

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Float For Life: 1-3 Years

The YMCAs of Lincoln also offer specific classes in addition to swimming lessons that are designed to teach children, ages one to three years old, life-saving techniques.

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Safety Around Water: 3-15 Years

The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

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Preschool: 3-5 years

Swim Basics, for ages 3 to 5, are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety, basic swimming skills and focusing on swimming to safety. 

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School Age: 5-12 years

The YMCA’s youth swim lessons teach your child how to become safe and confident swimmers in a friendly and supportive small-group setting.

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Teen/Adult: 12+ years

Our adult swim lessons provide a place for swimmers ages 16 and older to learn how to swim in a friendly small-group setting.

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Aquatic Leaders Club

This club is designed to prepare students to participate in a lifeguard or swim instructor training program and job readiness. It is geared for youth 12-15.


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Private Lessons - All Ages

Want your child to grow a specific skill or learn on a more individual basis? Then our private and semi-private lessons are for you.

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