Confidence in the Water
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, swim leagues, Masters swim, adaptive swim, community water safety outreach, and more. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pools!
Group Swim Lessons
Our group swim lessons are taught by caring, certified instructors and teach people to have fun in the water while staying safe, creating an environment where all can come together to learn, grow, and thrive.
30-Minute (7 weekly classes) Member: $63 • Non-Member: $126
45-Minute (7 weekly classes) Member: $73.50 • Non-Member: $150
Swim Classes are available for both members and non-members.
Registration for Fall I begins August 19, 2018. Click the links below to see class pricing, dates and times for each branch.
Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons
At both locations we offer punch cards worth five 30-minute classes. Please call or visit Member Service at your preferred branch for current pricing.
DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph’s swim team, the Dolphins, is open to ages 5–8 who can complete one length of both freestyle and backstroke and ages 9–18 who can complete two lengths of both freestyle and backstroke. Contact Coach Kendra Gray at email@example.com or (269) 428- 9622 for an evaluation. Visit the Dolphins Swim Team website here.
The team is broken into ages 8 and under ($250), ages 9–12 ($300), ages 13–18 ($350), high school girls ($210), and high school boys ($110). There is a $60 registration fee due at sign up and a YMCA membership is required to be a Dolphin. Practices will begin week of October 1, 2018. Swimmers are required to participate in at least 3 meets plus conference.
MARINERS SWIM TEAM
Niles-Buchanan’s swim team, the Mariners, is open to ages 5–8 who can complete one length of both freestyle and backstroke and ages 9–18 who can complete two lengths of both freestyle and backstroke. Contact Coach Maggie Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 683-1552 for an evaluation.
The team is broken into Red Group ($48/month), Yellow Group ($54/month), Blue Group ($60/month), and Green Group ($66/month). There is a $75 registration fee due at sign up and a YMCA membership is required to be a Mariner. If your child is usure about joining, we offer a 2-week trial for only $20! Visit the Mariners Swim Team website here.
AQUA GREYHOUNDS MASTERS SWIM TEAM
(Benton Harbor-St. Joseph only) This is an adult (18 years and up) Aquatics program offering structured workout sessions, coach’s swimming analysis, and feedback. Whether you are a fitness swimmer or a triathlete in training, we welcome you to the team! Join us for our ninth season which will run from October 30, 2018 through May 23, 2019. Call or visit Member Service for more information.
Become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross! Those who join the YMCA as a lifeguard upon successful completion of the course will have a partial amount refunded.
Pre-Course: $36 + Courses: $195
|Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA||September 27, 2018
|October2 - October 25
Tuesdays & Thuesdays
|Niles-Buchanan YMCA||November 6, 2018
|November 8 - December 18
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Just For You Swim
Just For You Swim is an adaptive swim program designed for those with special needs ages 6 -14. Spend time with our certified instructors as you learn the basics of swimming.
Fall I Session: September 9 - October 27, 2018
Fall II Session: October 28 - December 22, 2018
|Benton Harbor-St. Joseph||Thursdays 5:50 - 6:00 pm||Members: $63 • Non-Members: $126|
|Niles-Buchanan||Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:00 pm||Members: $63• Non-Members: $126|