For Youth Development:  Swim, Sports & Play:

 
Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics

 
Infant Swim Lessons

Infant Swim Lessons

Take your little one and hop in the pool together for the first time for fun and enrichment! Together, you will learn how to feel comfortable in the water while preparing your child to learn to swim.
Infant Swim Lessons Information & Schedule
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Swim Lessons - Preschool

Swim Lessons - Preschool

There is no better place to learn to swim than at the YMCA— often referred to as "America’s Favorite Swim Instructor"! Preschool swim lessons teach children valuable life skills, including personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, rescue, and water sports and games. YMCA swim lessons focus on positive values in a fun and caring atmosphere and Preschool swim lessons teach basic skills progressing through four levels: Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish.
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Swim Lessons - Kids & Pre-Teen

Swim Lessons - Kids & Pre-Teen

Swimming builds life-long interest in swimming and develops the whole person: spirit, mind, and body. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with 6 levels total: Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, and Shark. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance, and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement.
Swim Lessons - Kids & Pre-Teen Information & Schedule
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Swim Lessons—Teens

Swim Lessons—Teens

Teen swim lessons are ideal for those beyond the age for progressive swim classes yet too young for adult classes. Highly trained aquatics instructors work one-on-one with each participant to set personal goals and meet new challenges. This enables participants to progress at their own pace so that they can develop the skills necessary to swim safely for fun and exercise—for life.
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Swim Lessons — Semi-Private & Private

Swim Lessons — Semi-Private & Private

Semi-Private & Private swim lessons are for children of all ages, at any ability level. Enjoy learning with others, or take one-on-one lessons to work at your own pace. Once you learn to swim, you'll never feel unsafe around water!
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Swim Teams/Clubs/Clinics

Swim Teams/Clubs/Clinics

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is committed to offering competitive swimming programs which will allow each child to develop a healthy Spirit, Mind and Body. Whether your child is a beginner looking for his/her first competitive experience or whether they aspire to reach the United States Silver Fins Swim Team, we have a program for you!
Swim Teams/Clubs/Clinics Information & Schedule
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Water Safety/Merit Badges

Water Safety/Merit Badges

The YMCA provides a variety of water safety classes to help families and children learn good water safety practices, as well as Merit Badge classes.
Water Safety/Merit Badges Information & Schedule
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Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics

Young people with physical and mental challenges are encouraged to participate in aquatic activities, water safety lessons and exercise. Aquatic staff asks that an aide or parent accompany all kids while they are in the water. Our instructors are highly experienced in working with adaptive children.
Adaptive Aquatics Information & Schedule
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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Have you ever considered becoming a lifeguard? If so, there's never been a better time to take one of the many life guarding certification classes offered at the YMCA. That's because becoming a lifeguard can not only open the door to new job opportunities, but it provides essential safety education that's focused on preventing accidents in and around the water—and that's good for everyone. YMCA and American Red Cross courses are designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard.
Lifeguard Training Information & Schedule
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Certifications & Training

Certifications & Training

With so many life-threatening emergencies happening in or around the home, it's more important than ever to be prepared just in case you're confronted with a home emergency. Being prepared can avert tragedy and minimize the possibility of injury or even death. The YMCA offers an array of courses designed to help you become prepared for life-threatening emergencies. Be a part of creating a healthier, better prepared community by signing up for one of our emergency preparedness classes.
Certifications & Training Information & Schedule
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Pool Event Rentals

Pool Event Rentals

Have fun in the pools at the YMCA! Private pool parties, class field trips for swimming, and water-fun birthday parties are just a few of the special events that can be held at YMCA pools! You can even combine other venues like our Bounce House or Rock Climbing Wall! Rentals are available during and after business hours.
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