Millington Family YMCA



Private Swim Lessons

YMCA Certified Swim Instructors are available to teach Private (One on One) or Semi-Private (One to Two) lessons. These lessons are flexible and can be taught around your schedule. Lessons will be offered Sunday through Saturday during facility hours, depending on the availability of an instructor.

-Each lesson will be 30 minutes in length.
-We ask that all participants in private or semi-private swim lessons be at least 3 years of age or older.
-Register at the Welcome Center. Payment must be received at the time of registration.
-An instructor will contact you to set up dates and times for the lessons within 7 days of registration. If you have a particular time or day that you would like to have the lessons, please indicate that on the registration form.
-There is no Millington Resident discount for private or semi-private lessons.
-No refunds will be given after the first lesson. If participant misses a lesson without at least 3 hours prior notice or the participant is over 15 minutes late the lesson will be forfeited and no make-up lesson will be scheduled.

Private Lesson Pricing


1 Lesson – $40
4 Lessons – $100
1 Semi-Private Lesson – $30
4 Semi-Private Lessons – $90


1 Private Lesson – $65
4 Private Lessons – $140
1 Semi-Private Lesson – $55
4 Semi- Private Lessons – $90

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For more info contact Michael Moore at


YMCA Memphis

Swim Lessons

New Sessions Beginning in 2017

Every day, children learn the basics of swimming at the Y or enhance their skills with our progressive lessons that turn beginners into experts, polliwogs into sharks. And our kids are having fun, being healthy, learning safety and building confidence all at the same time!

The Y ensures a low instructor-to-student ratio to make sure your kids get plenty of personal attention: 1 instructor for every 6 preschoolers and 1 instructor for every 8 youth. And with our wide selection of classes and schedules, you’re sure to find one that fits your child’s needs and your schedule.

Choose from Preschool & Youth Lessons designed to grow their confidence in the water no matter their skill level. And remember our Parent/Child Classes introduce infants and toddlers to the water while teaching parents how to guide and supervise them, have fun, and build trust and confidence. It’s never too late to learn how to swim, Adult Lessons are also available.


Ages: 6 Months – 3 years

This class teaches water safety and water adaptation, through songs and games for children and their parents. Parents will become confident handling their babies in the water while teaching water movement skills.


Ages: 3 – 5

There are 4 different levels, Pike, Eel, Ray and Starfish.

Pike: Beginner. No water experience. This level teaches the basic fundamentals of swimming while the instructors ensure a positive learning experience.
Eel: Beginner/Intermediate. Beginners who are swimming at least 5 feet without assistance on front and back.
Ray: Intermediate/Advanced. Intermediate who can swim 15 feet on front, back, and side & beginning more advanced swimming techniques.
Starfish: Advanced. For advanced preschoolers, who can swim at least 30 feet without assistance on front, back, side, beginning breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and diving.


Ages: 6 – 13

There are 7 different levels, Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, Shark and Porpoise. We only offer lessons through Fish level, because we offer a developmental/competitive swim team for more advanced youth swimmers.

Polliwog: Beginner. For beginners with no water experience. This level teaches the fundamentals of swimming.
Guppy: Beginner/Intermediate. Swimmers must be able to put face in water, breathe side to side, float on their front & back, kick and glide.
Minnow: Intermediate/Advanced. Swims easily on stomach in deep water using crawl stoke, can breathe on side & swim back crawl.
Fish: Advanced. Can complete 25 yards of front and back crawl, breaststroke, 3 minute survival float, and be able to dive.

New Sessions Start In January 2017

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For more information on swim programs at Millington Family YMCA, contact Michael Moore at


Flying Fish Swim Team

First Week FREE!

Ages: 6 – 12

The Millington YMCA Flying Fish Swim Team is a developmental swim team that focuses on introducing children to competitive swimming. They will be taught competitive swim strokes, as well as, starts and turns. The Flying Fish are a part of the Mid-South Swimming League and compete in monthly swim meets at different facilities in the Memphis area.

Practice Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Practices Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30-7:00pm
  • We take new registrations daily and we practice year round.
  • All swimmers should have general knowledge of all 4 competitive swim stokes.
  • All swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping.
  • Specific technique, diving starts, and turns will be taught during practice.

Fees:  Member/Millington Resident $55 monthly
Non-Member $80 monthly


Arthritic Aquatics

This class could be the key to finding relief for your painful/aggravated joints! Join Darlene and her participants for a fun-filled hour of exercise in our heated pool.

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 10:15 a.m.