NUMBER 1 IN WATER SAFETY
When it comes to swimming and water safety, no one is trusted more than the YMCA, America’s Swim Instructor. In fact, group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906.
The YMCA swim lesson curriculum is designed to teach this lifelong skill to children and adults of all skill levels in a safe environment. Students will learn water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
All lessons are conducted under the supervision of certified lifeguards and taught by nationally certified swim instructors trained in CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration.
Our swim curriculum is based on extensive research and is focused on the mastery of skills in a way that provides personalized attention and lets students set the pace.
The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has an indoor pool located at the Cooper Street YMCA that is open year-round. The Central YMCA has a seasonal outdoor pool, typically open from Memorial weekend through Labor Day (end of May through early September).
YMCA Aquatic Programs
2019 Spring Swim Lessons – Cooper
- Backyard Swim Lessons (Available Memorial Day through Labor Day)
- Group Swim Lessons – Contact: Curtis Van Geem, Aquatics Coordinator, Cooper Street YMCA
- Private Swim Lessons – Contact: Curtis Van Geem, Aquatics Coordinator, Cooper Street YMCA
- Female Specific Swim Lessons
- Lifeguarding Classes
- Safety Around Water
- Special Needs Adaptive Program (SNAP) Lessons
- Swim Team
- Water Aerobics – View Schedules
Pass the Test, Lose the Vest!
Children under the age of 18 MUST pass the swim test in order to swim at our branches without a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) or without direct adult supervision. Learn More.