School Age Swim Lessons

Click the "Register for Swim Lessons" button
to the right for session dates and times


5 to 12 years

Cost Per Session

Member: $49 per child
     Late Registration: $59 per child
Non-Member: $79 per child
     Late Registration: $89 per child
**Pricing subject to change**

Group Session Length

  • Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks.
    8 total sessions (8 sessions are not guaranteed).
  • Each session runs 30 to 45 minutes depending on children's age and ability level.

Swim Lesson Locations

  • Pickens Indoor Pool (Year Round)
  • Easley Outdoor Pool (Summer)
  • Powdersville Outdoor Pool (Year Round)

Swim Lesson Levels

Learn to Swim Levels:  Ages 5-12
  • Polliwog
  • Guppy
  • Minnow
  • Fish

Click here for a detailed description of each level.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.



Help the children in our community have a fun and safe summer. As a leader in teaching swim lessons and water safety, the Y believes all kids should learn to swim - will you help us?



  • In most cases, cancellation due to inclement weather will be made at the beginning of the class, not before.

  • All pools follow the same weather policies: Pools will close for 30 minutes upon hearing thunder or seeing lightning.

  • Most sessions have 2 inclement weather make up dates set. However, the YMCA only guarantees 6 classes per session.


  • The YMCA reserves the right to cancel the session. If this occurs, a full refund will be issued promptly.

  • Children that are disruptive might be asked to consider private swim lessons.

  • On the first day of class, participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability.
  • At the end of each session, each child will receive an achievement card and/or a certification of completion.