What Classes Are Offered at the YMCA Swimming Pools?

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Are you an avid swimmer thinking about joining your area’s YMCA? If so, you are probably wondering what types of classes are on offer at the YMCA’s swimming pools. Here is a general breakdown of the types of classes and activities to expect at most YMCA establishments as well as the reasons why you would want to get involved:

Swimming Lessons

The most obvious class offered at most YMCA swimming pools is basic swimming lessons. These lessons focus on teaching novice swimmers the basics and can also be beneficial for those who are simply looking to improve their stroke technique or build up their fitness. These lessons help any age of swimmer become more confident and safe around water. 

Lifeguard Training

If it is your dream to become a lifeguard, you will be pleased to discover that many YMCAs offer lifeguard training programmes. These programmes will teach you all about CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO) and First Aid, equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments. You will also learn more about accident prevention and have the opportunity to improve your decision-making skills. These are great life skills for everyone, in and out of the pool.


Maximize your health and fitness, all the while reducing stress and having lots of fun, by joining an aqua-aerobics class at the YMCA! These classes get you moving without causing any strain on the joints, making it a perfect workout for anyone and everyone, but pregnant women and seniors, in particular. Aqua-aerobics is also a great class to consider if you are an athlete who is recovering from an injury. 

Swim Teams

Do you enjoy competitive swimming? Then you may want to think about joining a YMCA swim team! Keep fit, challenge yourself and make new friends - all in one go! Swimming is known to be one of the best forms of exercise for all ages, so this is your chance to take your swimming to the next level.

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