Greater Omaha Youth Swim Lessons

A 2-week session of swim lessons will begin on July 28 (3 lessons per week for 2 weeks; held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Registration will open on Monday, July 13 for members and Friday, July 17 for non members. Please see your YMCA Branch below for lesson times. The Butler-Gast YMCA, Downtown YMCA and Twin Rivers YMCA will not be holding lessons this session.

For the safety of our participants and our instructors, please note the following updates for classes:

  • All lessons will be 30 minutes in length to allow for time to clean & disinfect before the next class.
  • One parent/guardian is allowed on the pool deck during class. When observing lessons, we encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the pool area.
  • Please clear the pool deck after class is completed to allow for the staff to clean.

Upcoming session dates: Third Summer Session: August 16-September 26. Registration opens: Members: August 3; Non members: August 7. Planning Guides will be available on July 29.

YMCA youth swim lessons increase the number of children who are safe around water. Our swim lesson curriculum supports stronger and safer swimmers! Here’s what you can expect:

Water Safety Comes First

Water safety is a key focus for every lesson, for all ages. One of the first skills our swimmers learn is to ask permission to be in the water, a safety fundamental.

Continued Parent Communication

Our certified instructors keep parents informed with continued and open communication. You’ll feel confident knowing your child’s progress throughout the entirety of the session.

Activity & Game-Based Curriculum

Skills are presented to our swim lesson students through fun activities, making lessons an enjoyable experience for everyone! A key component of everything “YMCA” is making learning fun.

Extending Lessons Beyond the Pool

Our instructors are proactive in making sure every student is set up for success and have a library of home activities available to help parents guide children through additional activities.

Top Notch, Certified Instructors

Every class is taught by a YMCA Youth Swim Lesson certified instructor (in addition to CPR, O2, First Aid, and AED certification.) These instructors are dedicated to building strong and safe swimmers, all while having fun.

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