The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

STRONG SWIMMERS, CONFIDENT KIDS

The YMCA swim lessons increase accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. The latest evolution of Y Swim Lessons accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. This results in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime. Our Aquatics staff members are available to answer any questions about the swim program and to help place your child in the appropriate swim level.

This program is offered through our Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire branches.

Who can register?

How much does the program cost?

Youth Members:

  • 6 months - 5 years: $35 for 8 week 30-minute session
  • 6 years -12 years: $50 for 8 week 45-minute session

Family Members:

  • 6 months - 5 years: $25 for 8 week 30-minute session
  • 6 years -12 years: $40 for 8 week 45-minute session

Additional Information:

  • Parents are asked to watch from the observation deck. There is NO OPEN SWIM DURING SWIM LESSONS.
  • At least 2 children must be enrolled in a class for it to run. Class dates/times may change to accommodate enrollment.

We offer Swim Lessons year-round.

Aquatics Department Contact:

  • Program Director - Pittsfield Branch, Brandon Rousseau: 413-499-7650 ext. 233 or brousseau@bfymca.org

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

  • November 2 - December 19, 2019 (Northern Berkshire Branch)
    • Registrations Open: October 22, 2019
  • November 12 - January 4, 2020 (Pittsfield Branch)
    • Registrations Open: October 22, 2019
  • January 14 - March 7, 2020 (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire Branches)
    • Registrations Open: December 17, 2019
  • March 17 - May 9, 2020 (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire Branches)
    • Registrations Open: February 25, 2020
  • May 19 - July 11, 2020 (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire Branches)
    • Registrations Open: April 28, 2020
  • September 8 - October 31, 2020 (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire Branches)
    • Registrations Open: August 18, 2020
  • November 10, 2020 - January 2, 2021 (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire Branches)
    • Registrations Open: October 20, 2020

How do I choose the level that is right for my child?

  • New to our swim lesson program? The swim lesson selector below is a helpful guide. Still not sure, speak to a swim instructor or Program Director.
  • Already taken Y swim lessons? Discuss the appropriate next level with your swim instructor.

Free Youth Program