• Ages: All
  • Ratio of 1 participant-to-1 instructor
  • Available in 1-, 3- or 7-lesson packages
  • To arrange lessons, contact your Y’s Aquatic Director

Get Started

Private swim lessons can begin at any time, if we have an available instructor. To check availability and arrange lessons, contact your Y’s Aquatic Director.

Contact an Aquatics Director


These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention to improve or master their swimming skills.

A Typical Class

Together, the instructor, participant and/or parent determine the goals for the session and the curriculum is customized in order to meet these goals.  Private lessons are 30 minutes in length.


  • Swimming skill improvement
  • Skill mastery

Tips & Preparation

  • Please bring photo ID when you visit the Y.
  • Know what you want to work on and achieve and share that with your instructor.
  • Inform the instructor of physical impairments, fear of or bad experiences with the water to ensure a more positive lesson.

Attire and What to Bring

  • Please bring photo ID when you visit the Y.
  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool.
  • Clothes, street shoes, diaper bags and other personal items can be stored in the locker rooms; bring your own lock and leave your valuables at home.
  • Family appropriate, clean swimsuit and swim attire is required.
  • Sandals or flip-flops are permitted in the pool area; No street shoes permitted.
  • Towel, goggles (if desired).