Hamilton Area YMCA




Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury - its a necessity.

The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Safety Around Water
Safety Around Water is composed of eight 40-minute sessions to reduce the risk of drowning by giving children confidence in and around water. The program is geared for unintended entries into the water and safety. Our goal is that if a child falls in, they can swim, float swim, tread, and exit the water. The levels build on skill sequences to enable a child to help save themselves or tread/float long enough for help to arrive.

A typical Safety Around Water session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

PARENTS: KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. The Y encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s safety by ensuring they learn how to swim and by practicing these safety tips when in and around the water. Click here for water safety tips.

Click here for information about our Safety Around Water mini-sessions this winter.

For more information about our Aquatics program, please contact Nicole Bizuga at 609.581.9622 ext. 128 or nbizuga@hamiltonymca.org.

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Program Dates

Spring I: March 4 - April 28
Spring II: April 29 - June 23

Registration Dates

Facility Member Registration: 
  • Monday, February 18
Program & New Member Registration:
  • Monday, February 25

Spring Block Lessons

Are you looking to improve skills in a shorter time? Does your swimmer want more pool time? Click here for our Spring swim lesson schedule - classes marked with two stars will be offered twice per week for 4 weeks. Class length and fees are the same for all offerings.

Block session 1 will run March 4 - March 31.
Block session 2 will run April 1 - April 28.

Swim Evaluations

Current Swimmers will be evaluated during their session for the appropriate stage placement.
New/Returning Swimmers are strongly recommended to attend a swim evaluation prior to registering for a stage.

Evaluations will be offered beginning February 1, during the following times:
Monday - Friday 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

How To Register Your Swimmer

Welcome to the Hamilton Area YMCA Aquatics Department! We are excited for you to start your swim journey with us! Swimming is a lifetime skill for all ages. Our approach differs because we use skill-based instruction that maximizes physical activity, emphasizes safety, and elevates character development to engage families in our community.

Click here for our "how to" that will help you registering, whether you are new, current, or a returning swimmer. We are excited to share this journey with you. Before we start, are you a new swimmer, current swimmer, or returning swimmer (have taken a session or more off)? This will help you choose which information you need.

Click here for all other swim lesson FAQs!

Make-up, Unforeseen Closure & Cancellation Policy

Refunds/credits/make ups will not be issued for missed classes. However if a class is cancelled due to weather, maintenance or emergency related closure, we will make every attempt to reschedule. All refunds/credits must be made within the same session.

Request for credits and refunds must be processed at the Member Service Desk by the end of the session in order for credit to be given. Membership and Joiner’s fees/dues are non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership refund requests accompanied by a physician note will be considered by the Member Initiatives Director. All program requests are processed at the discretion of the program directors. Every effort will be made to allow makeup classes due to emergency situations. We can refund/credit as follows:

  • Refunds will be given for classes cancelled due to insufficient enrollment only.
  • Refunds will be given for program memberships if classes are cancelled for insufficient enrollment. Please note: If you upgrade your membership during a session, the difference in program fees is non-refundable.
  • Credit will be issued only when the YMCA is unable to provide a makeup class due to repairs or when an instructor is absent.
  • Credit will be issued for illness when it results in the loss of four or more consecutive class days and must be supported by a doctor’s note.
  • Credits issued must be used within six months of issue date.
  • Credit will not be issued for missed classes.

Swim Starters

Develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months - 3 years. The category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents, and how to plan for emergencies.

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A - Water Discovery

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.


  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJDIS1 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Mo 5:55 PM - 6:25 PM 1AQJDIS2 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Tu 5:40 PM - 6:10 PM 1AQJDIS3 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    We 5:05 PM - 5:35 PM 1AQJDIS4 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Th 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 1AQJDIS5 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Fr 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 1AQJDIS6 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Su 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJDIS7 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $46 / $15

B - Water Exploration

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJEX1 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Tu 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM 1AQJEX2 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    We 5:40 PM - 6:10 PM 1AQJEX3 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Th 5:55 PM - 6:25 PM 1AQJEX4 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Fr 5:05 PM - 5:35 PM 1AQJEX5 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Sa 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM 1AQJEX6 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Sa 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM 1AQJEX7 JKR -JKR Branch $72 / $52 / $15
    Su 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM 1AQJEX8 JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $46 / $15

Swim Basics

Develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.

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1 - Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.
  • Acclimation A Ages 2.5-3
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, We 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQ1JACB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo, We 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQ2JACB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo, We 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ1JACA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo, We 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ2JACA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo 10:05 AM - 10:50 AM 1AQJACA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM 1AQJACB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQJACA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJACA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:55 PM - 6:35 PM 1AQJACB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM 1AQJACB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJACA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQJACB8 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJACB9 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJACA6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJACB10 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJACB11 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACB12 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Su 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJACA7 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
    Su 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJACB13 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Acclimation B Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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  • Acclimation C Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JACC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ2JACC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJACC1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJACC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJACC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJACC4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Acclimation D Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJACD JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

2 - Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Movement A Ages 2.5-3
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJMVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JMVA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ2JMVA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM 1AQJMVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJMVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJMVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJMVA5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJMVA6 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Movement B Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQJMVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJMVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJMVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ1JMVB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ2JMVB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJMVB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM 1AQJMVB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVB7 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJMVB8 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Movement C Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJMVC1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQ1JMVC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQ2JMVC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJMVC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJMVC4 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Movement D Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJMVD1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJMVD2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVD3 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15

3 - Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.
  • Stamina A Ages 2.5-3
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTC1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JSTC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ1JSTA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ2JSTA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ2JSTC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM 1AQJSTA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM 1AQJSTA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJSTC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM 1AQJSTA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJSTC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Stamina B Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJSTB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJSTB3 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Stamina C Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTC1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JSTC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ2JSTC JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJSTC2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJSTC3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Stamina D Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu, Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ1JSTD JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ2JSTD JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Swim Strokes

Introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens, and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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4 - Stroke Foundation

Following the design of Stroke Introduction, Foundations will modify for the age group, but will still focus on key basic stroke technique. By introducing front crawl and back crawl participants will learn stroke work and will reinforce water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

*Instructor approval required.

  • Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ1JFA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ2JFA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJFA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJFA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

4 - Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.


  • Introduction A Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJINA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JINA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ2JINA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJINA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJINA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM 1AQJINA4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJINA5 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Introduction B Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJINB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQ1JINB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Th 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQ2JINB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJINB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJINB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJINB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJINB6 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJINB7 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15

5 - Stroke Development

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Development A Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJDVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ1JDVA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQ2JDVA JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJDVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJDVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 9:50 AM - 10:35 AM 1AQJDVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15
  • Development B Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJDVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ1JDVB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu, Fr 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQ2JDVB JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJDVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJDVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJDVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15

6 - Stroke Mechanics

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

*Unsure of your swim level? We strongly recommend coming in for a swim evaluation. Please see the swim evaluation times listed above.

  • Mechanics A Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJMEA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMEA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJMEA3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Mechanics B Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJMEB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Tu 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJMEB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJMEB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMEB4 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM 1AQJMEB5 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM 1AQJMEB6 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15

Stroke Conditioning

Aquatic Conditioning is one offering from the competitive pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons. The program focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Conditioning A - Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 5:05 PM - 5:50 PM 1AQJCNA1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJCNA2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
  • Conditioning B - Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJCNB1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJCNB2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJCNB3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Pre-Teen/Teen Pathways

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High School Stroke Conditioning

High School Stroke Conditioning is designed to replicate the intensity of a high school swim team practice. Our experienced instructors have over 25 years of coaching experience with competitive swimming. Swimmers must be able to show competency in all four strokes, flip turns, and a minimum distance of 200 yards (8 laps). Instructors will design a weekly set to provide variety focusing on technique and endurance.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1AQJTHSC1 JKR -JKR Branch $168 / $120 / $15
    We 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1AQJTHSC2 JKR -JKR Branch $168 / $120 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1AQJTHSC3 JKR -JKR Branch $147 / $105 / $15

Teen Beginner/Intermediate Lessons (ages 13 - 17)

Non-swimmers and beginners who have basic skills in the water will learn technique and build confidence through various activities. Instructors work on individual needs in a group setting.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJTBSL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQ1JTBSL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We, Fr 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQ2JTBSL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Precompetitive (ages 9 - 17)

This course is for swimmers who can swim all four strokes and competitive swimmers who are not able to commit to a team.


  • Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJTPC2 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJTPC1 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJTPC3 JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15
  • Ages 13-17
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
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Private/Semi-private

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Private Lessons (ages 3+)

Class time: 30 minutes

These swim lessons are available for individuals who need help reaching a specific goal.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP1 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Mo 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP2 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Tu 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP3 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJP4 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP5 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP6 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP7 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    We 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP8 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Th 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP9 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Fr 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP10 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Fr 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP11 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJP12 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJP13 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJP14 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Sa 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJP15 JKR -JKR Branch $232 / $180 / $180
    Su 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJP16 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJP17 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158
    Su 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJP18 JKR -JKR Branch $203 / $158 / $158

Semi-Private Lessons (ages 3+)

Class time: 30 minutes

Must have 2 to register. Semi-private classes allow a maximum of two participants; instructors will work to meet the individual needs of each swimmer. 

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP1 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Mo 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSP2 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Mo 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP3 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Tu 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP4 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP5 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP6 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    We 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP7 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Th 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJSP8 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Fr 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP9 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJSP10 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Sa 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJSP11 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $103 / $103
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJSP12 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Su 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSP13 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Su 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJSP14 JKR -JKR Branch $117 / $91 / $91
    Registration in person only.

Private/Semi-private Lesson Cancellation & Credit Policy

Request for credits must be processed at the Member Service Desk by the end of the session in order for credit to be given. All program requests are processed at the discretion of the program directors. Every effort will be made to allow makeup classes due to emergency situations. We can credit as follows:

  • Credit will be issued only when the YMCA is unable to provide a makeup class due to repairs or when an instructor is absent.
  • Credit will be issued for illness when it results in the loss of four or more consecutive class days and must be supported by a doctor’s note.
  • Credits issued must be used within six months of issue date.
  • Credit will not be issued for missed classes.

Adult

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Adult Beginner Lessons (ages 18+)

Non-swimmers and beginners who have basic skills in the water will learn technique and build confidence through various activities. Instructors work on individual needs in a group setting.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Th 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ1JABSL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Mo, Th 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQ2JABSL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    We 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJABSL1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Sa 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 1AQJABSL2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJABSL3 JKR -JKR Branch $69 / $49 / $15

Adult Intermediate Lessons (ages 18+)

Intermediate swimmers should have the basic technique of the strokes. Instructors will improve on the swimmers’ stroke effectiveness. Ideal for swimmers looking to get back into swimming!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJAISL1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Fr 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJAISL2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Ai Chi (ages 18+)

Class time: 60 minutes

This shallow water class consists of traditional Ai Chi movements with water exercise. Ai Chi provides a great way to improve posture, balance, and flexibility.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Fr 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQJAC JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $47 / $15

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Class time: 60 minutes

This non-aerobic exercise program includes exercises to increase flexibility and range of motion and decrease pain and stiffness.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, We 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQ1JAF JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $47 / $15
    Mo, We 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQ2JAF JKR -JKR Branch $63 / $47 / $15

Active Adult

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Intermediate Swim

This course is designed to improve physical fitness and increase endurance in the pool. Become more proficient in a variety of strokes and improve your deep-water skills.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 5:55 PM - 6:40 PM 1AQJTISL JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Novice & Intermediate Swim

It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Develop more confidence and an appreciation for all the health benefits that swimming has to offer.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 1AOAJNIS JKR -JKR Branch $84 / $60 / $15

SKOR (Special Needs) Swim Lessons

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Tadpole A (ages 3 - 6)

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1SKJTB-1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM 1SKJTB-2 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15
    Th 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 1SKJTB-3 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Tadpole B (ages 7 - 10)

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Pre-Teen/Teen (ages 11 - 18)

Swimmers will learn the basics of swimming, how to be safe around water and how to enhance their abilities.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 1SKJTT JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $56 / $15

Boy Scout/Girl Scout Badge Swims

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Boy/Girl Scout Badge Swims

We offer scouts an opportunity to meet their water requirements for their badge or camp. A staff member will assist in organizing your swim/game. 

Fee: $5 per scout. For more information, contact Aquatic Director Nicole Bizuga at 609.581.9622 ext. 128 or nbizuga@hamiltonymca.org.