Swim Lessons for Adults | West Suburban YMCA

Swim Basics & Swim Strokes

Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Ages 13+ years

The Y is considered America's swim instructor. Every year, children and adults learn swimming skills and water safety at the West Suburban YMCA.

Our lessons follow YMCA of the USA’s national safety and core skill development standards, and are based on the development abilities of each participant. Swimmers learn basic skills that build on one another as the levels increase. They also learn about water safety, water sports, games and rescue.

Small class sizes allow for one-on-one instruction, and private lessons are available. All classes are taught by nationally-certified instructors who provide praise and encouragement. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a program that’s right for you.

We follow the YMCA Progressive Swimming program in all of our instructional classes.


View the 2022 Fall Program Guide and then click the button below to go to our online registration portal. Search for your desired program by program category or name.

Browse Programs and Register

Early Fall Registration opens August 8, 2022 for members, and August 15, 2022 for non-members. When registration is open, you can also call the Y's Welcome Center to register for a program over the phone 617-244-6050 ext. 0.

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