As the largest provider of swim lessons in Los Angeles, the Y has swim lessons for every age and ability. Choose from weekday, weekend or evening classes for youth and adults. If you prefer, we also offer private lessons!

Before Class Checklist:

  • Please arrive on time, dressed in a swim suit and ready to swim.
  • Please bring your towel, goggles, swim caps and water. 
  • All instructional equipment (noodles, kick boards, etc.) is disinfected before and after use.

Parent & Child

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. Parents learn about water safety and drowning prevention.

Preschool Swim Lessons

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency and progress through levels as they develop skills.

School-Age Child

Students learn personal water safety, achieve basic swimming competency, and progress to learn about the four competitive swimming strokes.


Teens progress through YMCA swim levels, from entering the water confidently to refining their strokes.


Choose from different levels of classes, beginning with water safety and swimming competency, to building and refining stroke techniques.

Private Swim Lessons

We understand that group lessons aren’t for everyone. For those who prefer one-on-one time with a YMCA swim instructor, we offer private lessons.


Members receive Early Registration & Special Pricing on Swim Lessons!






Winter I

Monday, January 10 – Sunday, February 13

Facility Members (Online): Monday, December 6

For all (Online): Monday, December 13

Winter II

Monday, February 14 – Sunday, March 20

Facility Members (Online): Monday, January 31

For all (Online): Monday, February 7

Spring I

Monday, March 28 – Sunday, May 1

Facility Members (Online): Monday, March 7

For all (Online): Monday, March 14

Spring II

Monday, May 2 – Sunday, June 5

Facility Members (Online): Monday, April 18

For all (Online): Monday, April 25

Summer I

Monday, June 13 – Sunday, July 17

Facility Members (Online): Monday, May 23

For all (Online): Monday, May 30

Summer II

Monday, July 18 – Sunday, August 21

Facility Members (Online): Tuesday, July 5

For all (Online): Monday, July 11

Fall I

Monday, August 29 – Sunday, October 2

Facility Members (Online): Monday, August 8

For all (Online): Monday, August 15

Fall II

Monday, October 3 – Sunday, November 6

Facility Members (Online): Monday, September 19

For all (Online): Monday, September 26


Monday, November 7 – Sunday, December 18

**No lessons Thanksgiving week (11/21-11/27)**

Facility Members (Online): Monday, October 24

For all (Online): Monday, October 31


Branches Offering Swim Lessons: