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Swimming at the Y helps people thrive - in and out of the water. Swim lessons provide the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Through swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming and more, the YMCA of Lincoln provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities. 


Find out what your family can do at our four aquatics centers around Lincoln.



Lifeguard certification is a perfect start to anyone's dreams to become a lifeguard. The YMCA of Lincoln offers a fast-paced and challenging program designed to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of lifeguarding.

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Swim Clubs & Teams

The YMCA of Lincoln offers three Summer Recreational Leagues that compete with other teams, a year-round Competitive Swim Team that competes in the multiple swimming leagues, and a Swim Club that serves as a great transition for preparing youth to join a swim team.

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Swim Lessons

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.

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Water Fitness & Fun

Renew yourself, and your tired muscles, with water exercise! Greater mobility, reduce pain, and fatigue, increased muscle strength, and enhanced sleep quality are just a few of the benefits of a regular fitness workout in the pool.

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