Hamilton Area YMCA

The YMCA has long been America's favorite swim instructor.

At the Y, we believe that swimming is a life skill.
Because of our reach and long history with aquatic programs, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the United States.

For Kids
Y swim lessons stress positive values and give kids the opportunity to practice them, growing kids’
self-esteem and self-worth, while they have a great time.

For Adults
Y swim lessons help adults who want to learn by increasing their knowledge, ability, and stamina to build stamina. Our certified, caring staff is trained to handle swimmers of all abilities and all ages.

For All
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.

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

Summer: June 18 - August 26

No classes on Wednesday, July 4.

Registration Dates

Facility & Facility Plus Member Registration:
  • Summer - June 4
Program & New Member Registration:
  • Summer - June 11

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

Make-up lessons will be offered for weather, maintenance, and emergency related closings. The Aquatics Department will provide a schedule to parents with dates and times for make-up classes. Credits will not be issued if a participant missed the make-up class.

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.

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 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJDIS1 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    We 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJDIS2 JKR -JKR Branch $81 / $58 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSDIS1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJDIS3 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJDIS4 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15

B - Water Exploration

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Exploration A- Ages 19-30 months
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJEXA1 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJEXA2 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQSEXA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJEXA3 JKR -JKR Branch $81 / $58 / $15
    Fr 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJEXA4 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1AQSEXA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJEXA5 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Sa 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQSEXA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $89 / $64 / $15
  • Exploration B - ages 2.5 - 4
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJEXB3 JKR -JKR Branch $81 / $58 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1AQSEXB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJEXB4 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJEXB5 JKR -JKR Branch $89 / $64 / $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 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJACA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSACA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACA3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACA14 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSACA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACA9 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:45 AM - 6:30 PM 1AQSACA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACA8 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACA7 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACA6 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACA16 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSACA4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACA5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACA10 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSACA5 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:25 PM 1AQJACA11 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJACA4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQSACA6 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACA17 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJACA18 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM 1AQJACA12 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACA13 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACA15 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Acclimation B Ages 4-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSACB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJACB7 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSACB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACB9 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 7:15 PM - 8:OO PM 1AQJACB10 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJACB1 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACB11 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJACB12 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSACB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACB13 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSACB4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJACB2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQSACB5 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJACB3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJACB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACB8 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJACB6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Acclimation C Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSACC1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJACC2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACC3 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSACC2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJACC7 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSACC3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACC4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 7:55 PM 1AQJACC5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACC6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJACC1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Acclimation D Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSACD1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJACD1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSACD2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJACD2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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 3-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSMVA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSMVA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQJMVA5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSMVA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMVA6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVA7 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVA8 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Movement B Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSMVB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSMVB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSMVB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSMVB4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSMVB5 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJMVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQSMVB6 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMVB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Movement C Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMVC1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJMVC2 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJMVC3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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 3-5
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJSTA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSSTA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSTA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSSTA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSSTA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSSTA4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTA3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJSTA4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQSSTA5 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSTA5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Stamina B Ages 6-9
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:25 PM 1AQSSTB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSSTB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJSTB3 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSTB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSSTB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJSTB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJSTB6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Stamina C Ages 10-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSTC1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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 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 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSINA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINA3 JKR -JKR Branch $81 / $58 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSINA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINA4 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJINA5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSINA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINA6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQSINA4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJINA7 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJINA8 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Introduction B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJINB1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJINB2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSINB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINB3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSINB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJINB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJINB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSINB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJINB6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQSINB4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJINB7 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1AQJDVA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSDVA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSDVA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJDVA3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJDVA4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Development B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSDVB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVB1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSDVB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJDVB2 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJDVB3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSDVB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSDVB4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJDVB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 1AQSDVB5 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJDVB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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 5-8
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSMEA1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSMEA2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Th 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSMEA3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEA3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJMEA4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Mechanics B Ages 9-12
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 AM - 5:45 PM 1AQJMEB1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSMEB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJMEB2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSMEB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    We 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJMEB3 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Fr 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 1AQSMEB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQJMEB4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJMEB5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQSMEB4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJMEB6 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15

Swim Lesson Blocks

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Beginner Block Lessons (ages 4 - 7)

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, Tu, We, Th, Fr 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQ3JB-1 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ5JB-1 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ5SB-1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ5JB-2 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ5SB-2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ7JB-1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ7SB-1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ7JB-2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ7SB-2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15

Advanced Block Lessons (ages 8 - 11)

Participants must be able to swim 150 yards (6 laps) of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. 50 yards (2 laps) of butterfly and know flip turns. Lessons are designed for pre-team or competitive swimmers looking to improve on endurance and technique.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQ3JA-1 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ5JA-1 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ5SA-1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ5JA-2 JKR -JKR Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Mo, We, Fr 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ5SA-2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $133 / $95 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ7JA-1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 1AQ7SA-1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ7JA-2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu, Th 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM 1AQ7SA-2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15

Pre-Teen/Teen Pathways

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Aquatic Conditioning (ages 8 - 12)

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.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1AQJTAC1 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1AQSTAC1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $104 / $74 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJTAC2 JKR -JKR Branch $94 / $67 / $15
    We 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQSTAC2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $94 / $67 / $15
    Sa 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 1AQJTAC3 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15

Endurance, Sports, Games (ages 8 - 12)

Endurance, Sports, and Games is one offering from the recreation pathway students can pursue following YMCA Swim Lessons. The program continues to build endurance on all major competitive strokes and encourages aquatic sports and games as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJTESG1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSTESG SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJTESG2 JKR -JKR Branch $87 / $63 / $15
    Su 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJTESG3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15

High School Stroke Conditioning

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJTHSSC1 JKR -JKR Branch $100 / $90 / $15
    We 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQSTHSSC1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $100 / $90 / $15
    We 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1AQJTHSSC2 JKR -JKR Branch $90 / $72 / $15
    Fr 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQSTHSSC2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $100 / $90 / $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 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSTB1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJTBSL1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSTB2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJTBSL2 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 1AQJTBSL3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQSTB3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJTBSL4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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+
    Tu 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 1AQJPC1 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15
  • Ages 13-17
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJTPC1 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15
    We 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJTPC2 JKR -JKR Branch $94 / $67 / $15
    Fr 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM 1AQJTPC3 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15
    Sa 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJTPC4 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15
    Su 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1AQJTPC5 JKR -JKR Branch $104 / $74 / $15

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 1AQJP3 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Mo 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP8 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Mo 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP4 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Tu 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJP1 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Tu 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP6 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Tu 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJP7 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Tu 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP26 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    We 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP19 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    We 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP5 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    We 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP2 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Th 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJP21 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJP27 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Th 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJP17 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Fr 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJP20 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Fr 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJP12 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Fr 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJP14 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Sa 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM 1AQJP13 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Sa 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJP11 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Sa 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 1AQJP25 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Sa 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 1AQJP15 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Sa 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 1AQJP9 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Su 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJP10 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224
    Su 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1AQJP18 JKR -JKR Branch $289 / $224 / $224

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 $166 / $128 / $128
    Mo 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP6 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Mo 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP21 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Tu 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJSP8 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Tu 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSP14 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Tu 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP9 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    We 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP2 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    We 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP4 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    We 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP15 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Th 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM 1AQJSP13 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Th 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQJSP3 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Th 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM 1AQJSP16 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Fr 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM 1AQJSP18 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Fr 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM 1AQJSP17 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Fr 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJSP7 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Sa 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 1AQJSP10 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Sa 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 1AQJSP11 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Sa 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1AQJSP19 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Su 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 1AQJSP12 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Su 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1AQJSP5 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Su 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1AQJSP20 JKR -JKR Branch $166 / $128 / $128
    Registration in person only.

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 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1AQSABSL1 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Mo 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 1AQJABSL1 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Tu 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM 1AQSABSL2 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 1AQJABSL5 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQJABSL3 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Th 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM 1AQSABSL3 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 1AQJABSL4 JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Sa 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 1AQSABSL4 SAWMIL-Sawmill Branch $97 / $69 / $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!

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 $78 / $58 / $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 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJAF1 JKR -JKR Branch $78 / $58 / $15
    We 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1AQJAF2 JKR -JKR Branch $70 / $51 / $15

Active Older Adult

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AOA Grandparent & Tot Swim

Experience the joy of seeing your grandchild blow bubbles, kick and paddle in the water as you participate in the learning process through songs and games in the pool. For children ages six months to five years.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1AOAJGTS JKR -JKR Branch $81 / $58 / $15

AOA 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.

AOA Novice 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 $104 / $74 / $15

SKOR (Special Needs) Swim Lessons

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Tadpole 1 - Acclimation

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

  • Acclimation A ages 3-6
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 1SKJTACA JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Please contact the YMCA to register
  • Acclimation B ages 7-10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 1SKJTACB JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Please contact the YMCA to register

Tadpole 2 - Movement

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

  • Movement A Ages 3-6
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM 1SKJTMVA JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
  • Movement B Ages 7-10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM 1SKJTMVB JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15

Tadpole 3 - Stamina

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

  • Stamina B Ages 7-10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 1SKJTSTB JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $15
    Please contact the YMCA to register

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 $97 / $69 / $15

Homeschool Swim Lessons

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Homeschool Swim (ages 5 - 9)

School age swimmers will benefit from our morning lessons. Students will swim for 45 minutes and focus on stroke development and personal growth.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM 1AQJHSS JKR -JKR Branch $97 / $69 / $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.