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

STRONG SWIMMERS, CONFIDENT KIDS

This year, the Berkshire Family YMCA launched new lessons to increase the 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/Teen Members:

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

Family Members:

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

Additional Information:

  • Swim Basics 1 and Swim Strokes 4 require a swim bubble. Swim bubbles: $10, plus tax at the Y’s Welcome Center.
  • 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:

  • Aquatics Manager - Pittsfield Branch, Ashley Kirchner: 413-499-7650 ext. 146 or akirchner@bfymca.org
  • Aquatics Manager - Northern Berkshire Branch, Brandon Rousseau: 413-499-7650 ext. 233 or brousseau@bfymca.org
  • Senior Program Director, Jess Rumlow: 413-499-7650 ext. 113 or jrumlow@bfymca.org

Free Youth Program

Session: September 12 – November 4, 2017

Session: November 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018