YMCA at Schilling Farms

Swim Lessons

Swim Safely

At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life-saving skill for every child, teen and adult. In group swim lessons we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own level, help families set achievable goals, and celebrate success.



Parent/Child: 6 months – 3 years old

The Parent/Child class teaches water safety and water adaptation, through songs and games for children and their parents. Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers.     

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Preschool Basics: Ages 3-5

Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Classes are 30 minutes in length.

Preschool Registration

Youth Basics & Strokes: Ages 6-12

Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

Youth Registration

Teen/Adult: Ages 13 & Up

The instructor will tailor the sessions based on every student’s ability to swim. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

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Stroke Development

Class will focus on endurance and refining stroke technique and is designed for children who can swim at least 25 yards, using a combination of front, back and breast stroke. Diving will be included. 

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For more information contact Tish Lewis: tlewis@ymcamemphis.org

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Our YMCA Swim Instructors are available to teach Private (One on One) or Semi-Private (One to Two) lessons beginning at age 4. These lessons are taught at your convenience depending on instructor availability. An instructor will contact you within 7 days of registration to set up your lesson times. We will make every effort to work out a schedule that works best for you. You may request a specific instructor or we can choose one that best fits your particular needs.

Private Lessons

One participant will receive 4 lessons, 30 minutes in length, with a certified swim instructor.

Members   $110/person
Non-Members  $150/person

Semi-Private Lessons

Two participants will receive 4 lessons, 30 minutes in length, with a certified swim instructor. We do not match-up these groups of two.

Members  $90/person
Non-Members $110/person

NOTE: No refunds will be given after the first lesson or if the participant misses class without at least a 3-hour notice. Please register at the Welcome Center. Payment must be made at the time of registration.

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