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.
Our Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.
All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim at the Y. What age group does the student fall into? What swim stage is the student ready for? The specific days and times of our classes can be found when you register on-line or by reviewing our Program Guide.
Have questions? Call the Y or speak with anyone in our Aquatics Department or on our Member Services Team. For a full listing of our swim lesson class options, days and times – please visit our Home Page and review our Program Guide.
Answer the questions below to find the swim lesson that fits.
Free swim lesson assessments are available to determine the appropriate swim lesson stage for each student. Discuss what level is appropriate with anyone in our Aquatics Department, or register for the Stage that is most appropriate for the swimmer’s abilities and our trained staff will place students in the correct Stage during the first lesson.
Our Y offers Red Cross Waterfront Life Guard certification courses throughout the year. The course includes CPR, AED and First Aid certifications for ages 15 years and up. Candidates must be able to swim 550 yards non-stop and tread water for three minutes. All participants must take and pass the pre-test before registering for class. We are offering a blended learning course, online and classroom. Participants must attend all classes to complete the course.
FEE: $275 for Y Member, $375 Program Participant
We are offering three classes. Choose the class that works best for you!
Course includes: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED Training, Waterfront Lifeguard Certification
COURSE OPTIONS / DATES AND TIMES:
May 20- Pre-test at 1pm
Classroom hours: May 27, 9am-5:30pm; May 28, 9am-3pm
June 3- Pre test at 1pm
Classroom hours: June 10 , 9am-5:30pm; June 11, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Fairfield YMCA 841 Old Post Road, Fairfield 203 255 2834
Whether learning to swim or improving their stroke, children benefit from this intensive swim lesson program . There will be two swim lessons each day, snack and outdoor play. Make new friends, build swim skills and learn water safety at the Y!
WHEN: Offered weekly from June 5-August 14.
TIME: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm.
AGES: Designed for children 3-10 yrs old.
Online registration is available. For more information call 203 255 2834
AGES: 3 and up
This one to one class is open to all individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for all participants. Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet individual needs. This program is for all levels. An adult may accompany if needed.
AGES: 3 and up
One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant. Registration form: 2023-CCC-YMCA-Private-Semi-Private-Swim-Lesson-Registration-Form
CONTACT: Maureen Scinto, Director of Aquatics, at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org
Classes are taught by American Red Cross Instructors. First Time certifications and re-certifications are available for Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguarding candidates must be 15 years and older, be able to swim 550 yards non-stop, and must be able to tread water for 3 minutes. Check out our schedule of training or contact Maureen Scinto at P 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or E MScinto@cccymca.org for more information.
Our lifeguards are here to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe. Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area.