The purpose of the YMCA Swim Lesson Program is to develop competency in swimming, along with confidence, endurance, and a sense of achievement. At the Y, students learn more than just stroke technique -instructors also include activities that focus on personal safety, personal growth, and having fun.

The YMCA has been teaching people to swim for over 100 years, but in 2017, the Davis Family YMCA adopted an awesome new Swim Lesson program curriculum. If you are not familiar with the new program, please take a closer look at the Stage Descriptions, Lesson Selector, and Swimming Skills documents below. The new YMCA Swim Lesson program uses a lot of group practice, which gives participants more swim time (and less time waiting for a turn). The new program also includes a lot of games and activities, which have been designed to allow students to practice the skills they are learning while having fun at the same time. Swim lessons at the Y are available for ages 6 months through adults (children under the age of 3 must have a parent or guardian in the water with them during class).

Stage Descriptions

Confused by the new classifications? Don’t know the difference between a #1 and a #4? Click on the image to the right to read about the new swim stage levels. You’ll be an expert in no time!

Lesson Selector

Now that you know all the different names for the stages, it’s time to determine where your child belongs. Click on the image to the right to answer questions that will guide you to the proper lesson selection.

Swim Lesson Skills

Learn what your child (or you) will learn in swim lessons by clicking on the image to the right. We’ve broken it down into Parent/Child (6-36 months), Beginner/Intermediate (ages 3-17) and Intermediate/Advanced (ages 6-17).

Swim Assessments

Still not sure which class to register for? Contact Catherine Stan, Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, to schedule a free Swim Assessment at 330-480-5665 or


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Private Swim Lessons

In addition to our standard 6-week sessions that run year-round, your YMCA also offers Private Swim Lessons. Private lessons are ideal for the student who requires more one-on-one attention or possibly an adult who is learning to swim or someone who is looking to perfect their stroke.

Whatever the reason, we have a number of instructors available. We do our best to match students with an instructor based on availability, skill, and gender preferences when possible. We also offer a semi-private option where two individuals with similar ability take the lessons together.

To schedule a Private Lesson, contact Catherine Stan at 330-480-5665 or

Fees for Private Lessons are as follows:

1 Session: $15/$25
2 People: $12/$20 each

Swim Club

nullOur NEW Swim Club is designed to help swimmers ages 8 to 15 improve their endurance as well as learn competitive swimming techniques. The program meets two days each week. We take advantage of both the Central and Davis facilities to work on specific skills.

Mondays: 5-6 pm at the Davis Y
Wednesdays: 5-6 pm at the Central Y

Entry Requirements: Must be able to Swim 50 yards

Click HERE to Register Online

Homeschool Gym & Swim

Our Homeschool Gym & Swim program is offered for students ages 4-18 during the traditional school year. Check back in August 2018 for more information about our Fall session!

Pool Rules

Ever wonder what you are and aren’t allowed to do around the pools? Read the RULES to find out.


Chris Hughes, Senior Aquatic Director, 330.480.5655 or

Catherine Stan, Davis Family YMCA Aquatic Coordinator, 330.480.5665 or

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