Swimming Program

Keep your kids water-safe!

Parent/Tot Swim Lessons : (6-36 Months)

This 6-week, 30-minute class is designed for infants to begin the process of learning basic water safety skills and to help them to become relaxed and comfortable in a swimming pool. This class will assist both the parent and the infant to learn proper holding techniques, breath control and water buoyancy. A parent or guardian must be present in the water with the child for the class.

9:00-9:30am (ages 6-14 months) Level 1
9:30-10:00am (ages 15-36 months) Level 2
10:00-10:30am (ages 15-36 months) Level 2

YMCA Members: $20.00 per session
Community Members: $40.00 per session

Kids Group Swim Lessons : (3+ Years)

The James Family Prescott YMCA offers group swim lessons for kids throughout the year. You must register for each session separately. It is not uncommon for children to participate in a specific level more than once so please check with your child’s instructor on the last day of their session to find out which class/level they need to be enrolled in the next time they take lessons. Please sign your child up for the class/level that best corresponds with their swimming ability, noting that we reserve the right to move them into a different class/level on the first day if we feel that they are better suited for a different class.

Swimming Lesson Class Descriptions

Pre Swim Team: (6-18 Years)

The pre-team program is designed for children who have completed the Minnow/Fish group swim lesson level, or who are interested in swimming competitively but are not quite ready for Swim Team. Students work on improving their strokes and endurance and are introduced to the basics of competitive swimming, such as completing flip-turns and diving off of start blocks.

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YMCA Members: $25.00 per month
Community Members: $45.00 per month

Adult Swim Lessons:

The James Family Prescott YMCA offers adult swim lessons on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-9:45am. Registration is required. Next Session begins January 9th!

Parent/Child Swim

This is a time designated for parents to swim in the Activity Pool with their small children, with the possibility to take them downt he slide

(when there is not a class in session in the Splash Down area). Please check the activitypool for specific days and times.


The YMCA provides financial assistance for those in need through the Y Scholarship Program. If you would like your child to participate in a Y program and cannot afford to pay the entire fee. Apply for a Y Scholarship today. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Qualifying is based on the needs of the family. Scholarship Application

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons: (All Ages)

Private (one-on-one) and semi-private (two-on-one) swim lessons are offered throughout the year, for all ages. Please fill out a request form, available at the Membership Desk. The Aquatics Director or an instructor will contact you to schedule your first lesson. Lessons are generally scheduled for a set day and time for four consecutive weeks, or twice a week for two weeks.

Private Lessons: 4 lessons, 30 minutes each

YMCA Members: $45.00
Community Members: $65.00

Semi-Private Lessons: 4 lessons, 45 minutes each

YMCA Members: $30.00 per person
Community Members: $50.00 per person

Private Lesson Semi Private Lesson Request Form