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. Students who took lessons under the previous Y swim lesson structure (with level names like Pike, Ray, Eel) can easily transition to the new curriculum. 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.
The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Outdoor Center is able to provide outdoor aquatic programming, weather permitting. These fee based programs are held Saturday and Sunday 9am-12:30pm. Details are provided in our Summer Program Guide, by calling the Y or stopping by.
Give your child the opportunity to have fun, develop confidence and learn how to stay safe in and around the water. Do you know how to swim? Maybe this is the summer that you learn. All ages can learn to swim at the Y. 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. Lessons will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings in a four weeks sessions. For private lessons please reach out to our Aquatics Director, Melissa Carroll at email@example.com. Rgistration and fees will apply.
Stroke Clinics will be available for anyone on a swim team or who are in swim lessons that are a Stage 4 or above. They are designed to help swimmers with their stroke mechanics for all four competitive strokes, starts and turns.
Special time will be allocated for Y members, 14 years and older to enjoy our pool and lap swim. Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Lap Swim Etiquette will apply as well as safety protocols. Enhance your wellness routine by moving outdoors and enjoying the pool.
Water exercise is a great for people and all fitness levels. For adults, Aqua Fit is a way to get fit while embracing the sun and water! It’s a therapeutic workout and a great calorie burn. Registration is required.
So that we can meet State of CT, CDC and our Health Department guidelines for health and safety, the following adjustments are being made to our Lap Swim Etiquette, temporarily:
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.