The Anchorage Community YMCA swim lesson program is designed to give every child a chance to grow and succeed while learning to swim. Each swim lesson is taught by a trained instructor. Our swim lessons offer a low student-teacher ratio to help children safely develop their skills and confidence in the water. Each class is 25 minutes in length.
If you would like to sign up for swim sessions please contact the membership counter @ 563-3211 or email the Aquatics Department at email@example.com
Call 563-3211 and we will help you register. We will ask for information on your family if you are new to the Y and will also ask for information on your child’s age and swimming experience. First registered are first called for members and those in prior lessons and then for prospective new students. If you have received a message regarding lessons, contact us as soon as possible as slots fill up fast.
Registration for lessons
Cost is $70 with YMCA members receiving a $10 discount. Tuesday-Thursday & Monday – Wednesday lessons run twice a week at the prescribed time slot. Saturday lessons will last 4 lessons.
Families are urged to re-register prior to Tuesday of the last week of lessons by calling 563-3211 . Please indicate which level your child has completed.
Adult Swim Lessons
Adult swim lessons are also offered Saturdays at 9:00 AM at most Saturday lessons. Each 45 minute lesson costs $60 for Y-members and $70 for non-members. Please check the swim lesson schedule for days of availability as we sometimes anticipate a shortage of instructors due to swimming meets or other events.
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are also available. Once you are registered, a YMCA instructor may chose to teach a private lesson, and will contact you to set up times and dates for private lessons. Member rate $125.00 & Non Member Rate is $160.00 for 5 lessons
These lessons are designed to help the parent help his or her child become more comfortable in the water. Classes planned would last 1 month for 7 -30 minute lessons during the day on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ask member services if you would like to register. Cost will be the same as regular lessons.
Swim Team is a natural next step after completion of our swimming lessons. Contact Lauren Langford @907-563-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and practice placement. We strive, but do not guarantee we will be able to place swimmers at the same times as our swim lesson swimmers.
Our commitment is for your child to learn to be water safe. These are our swim lesson levels.
Youth I Lessons – Beginners
In this level, children learn to blow bubbles, float, and move independently.
Youth II Lessons – Intermediate
In this level, children learn basic freestyle and backstroke as well as breaststroke and dolphin kick. To enter this level, children must be able to submerge their whole body, float comfortably, and move independently without assistance.
Youth III Lessons – Advanced
In this level, children learn advanced freestyle and backstroke as well as basic breaststroke and butterfly. They learn the corresponding turns for each stroke and develop endurance as well. To enter this level, children must be able to swim an entire length of the pool either freestyle or backstroke without stopping.
YMCA Youth Swim Lessons are intended for children aged 3-12 years. If you would like an exception for a child who is younger or older, please get in touch with the Aquatics Director via email at email@example.com.