Confidence in the Water
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, swim leagues, Masters swim, adaptive swim, Terrified-of-Water classes and more. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pools and swim with the folks that created group swim lessons!
Group Swim Lessons
In Y Swim Lessons participants learn and practice new swimming skills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something new that they can enjoy the rest of their lives. While participating in fun water sports and games, children also increase their physical activity levels. Participants in Y Swim Lesson are connected to others in the class, make new friends and recognize new role models. The participants are more comfortable and secure around water, as they learn water safety and improve their swim skills.
Stingray Swim Team
We are very proud of our 13-time Indiana YMCA State Championship team! Not only for their wins, but for the friendships and self-confidence developed through teamwork and individual excellence as a member of the team. Kids may join the Stingrays any time of the year. Our seasons are September through March and May through July. Your child may join the team when able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50 yards) of both front crawl and backstroke, and has been introduced to breast stroke. Swim team members must be Full Members of the YMCA of Michiana. For more information or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
Punch card good for five 30 min lessons with an instructor. One-on-one instruction with an instructor. Lessons available for any age and any time by appointment. Punch card is non-refundable.
5 Lesson Punch Card
Member: $75 • Non-member: $150
Punch card good for five 30 min lessons with an instructor. Semi-Private lessons are designed to provide attention to small groups (2-4 participants) per instructor to help improve swimming skills. Lessons available for any age and any time by appointment. Punch card is non-refundable.
5 Lesson Punch Card
Members: $55 • Non-members: $110
Adult Swim Lessons
Course designed to encourage adults of all ages to set and achieve person water safety and swim skills.
Training in lifesaving skills such as lifeguarding and CPR present opportunities for youth to take on greater responsibility for themselves and others. Learn the skills necessary to handle emergencies. If you have questions about class prerequisites or anything else related to safety certifications, please contact Kyle Erwin, Aquatics Director, at email@example.com.
Become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross!
Pre-Course: This course is required for all participants signed up for the lifeguard course. Must turn 15 years old prior to completion of the course. You will need to be dressed to get into the pool where a swim test will be taken. This includes: Swim 550 yards, continuously. Retrieve 3 dive rings from the bottom of the shallow end. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. In 1 minute 40 seconds, swim 20 yards, retrieve brick off the bottom, return to the starting point and climb out.
Lifeguard Course: Become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross! Must turn 15 years old prior to completion of the course. Those who join the YMCA as a lifeguard upon successful completion of the course will have a partial amount refunded. Before the class starts, you will be sent an online link where you will need to complete the lessons and videos for the course. For the course, you will receive a handbook, CPR mask, whistle, and a certification valid for 2 years.
$75/Member – $90/Non Member (CPR/AED)
$90/Member – $126/Non Member (CPR/AED/FA)
Contact Aquatics Director Kyle Erwin for upcoming dates.
The YMCA of Michiana is dedicated to keeping our local kids safe around water. Michiana Swims provides free swim gear, lessons and transportation to local second graders who might otherwise not have the opportunity. The program supported entirely by community support through donations and grants.