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: $73.50 • Non-Member: $147
45-Minute (7 weekly classes) Member: $84 • Non-Member: $168
Swim Classes are available for both members and non-members.
Registration for Spring Session begins April 14, 2019. Click the links below to see class pricing, dates and times for each branch.
Swim Lessons Schedule
Select your preferred branch below to view current swim lesson schedules.
Accelerated Swim Lessons
During the summer, we provide accelerated swim lessons! These are the same specialized, certified instructors as our regular swim lessons but completion is in just two weeks.
30-Minute (5 weekly classes) Member: $84 • Non-Member: $168
45-Minute (5 weekly classes) Member: $96 • Non-Member: $192
June 17–27 • July 8–18 • July 22–August 1 • August 5–15
Contact Member Service for available times.
Backyard Swim Lessons
YMCA swim lessons in the convenience and comfort of your backyard pool with a certified swim instructor.
Options include private, semi-private, and group. Please contact Member Service for pricing.
Diamond Lake Yacht Club Swim Lessons
Come have fun at the beautiful Diamond Lake in Cassopolis and learn how to swim this summer!
July 1–5 and July 8–11 (no lesson on July 4)
Contact Member Service for pricing.
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.
Join us for Summer Swim Team as we travel around Michiana to outdoor pools as part of the MAPSC League! Practice will begin in June on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the morning with meets on Wednesday mornings. If you are interested in registering your child, please see Member Service at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA. A YMCA membership is required to be a Dolphin.
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.
Join us for our Summer Swim Team! Practices will take place at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA and begin mid-April and go through mid-July, with swim meets beginning in June and a post-summer session from mid-July to mid-August. If your child is unsure 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! Call or visit Member Service for more information or to purchase a punch card.
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||June 17
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.
Spring Session: April 21 - June 8, 2019
|Benton Harbor-St. Joseph||Thursdays 5:30 - 6:00 PM||Members: $84 • Non-Members: $168|
|Niles-Buchanan||Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:00 PM||Members: $84 • Non-Members: $168|
Please contact your preferred branch to register.