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There is a reason why the YMCA is referred to as America’s Favorite Swim Instructor.  At the YMCA of Metro North we offer swim lessons for infants to seniors in a fun supportive environment!  In addition to swimming lessons we offer water fitness classes, open swim times, open lap times, a lifeguard training program and a competitive swim team program. Class sizes vary depending on the participants age and level of comfort in the water.   For more information call 781-665-4360.

» Program Brochure for a full listing of aquatic programs!swim-girl-jumping
» Pool Schedule for a full list of open lap and open swim times!
» Swim Levels that fit your child’s learning needs!
» Curriculum Guide outlining skills to master!


Spring Session 2: April 27 – June 14

Registration Dates:

Member Online: April 6
Member Walk-in: April 10
Non-Member Online: April 16
Non-Member Walk-in: April 17

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to learn to swim or improve stroke techniques. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes. To register, fill out a request form at the Welcome Center. You will be contacted when a slot becomes available. Private lessons are available for members only.
Private Lessons
1 class: $40    4 classes: $140    6 classes: $180
Semi-Private Lessons (2-3 swimmers)
1 class: $60    4 classes: $220    6 classes: $300

Specialty Swim Classes

Discover Scuba (Age 8-80 yrs)  » Register

Ever wonder what the world down under the ocean looks like? Here is your chance to breath underwater and give this sport a try. It starts by a brief top side lesson followed by getting in the pool with an experienced instructor. All equipment is provided.

Lifeguard Boot Camp (Ages 15 and up)  » Register

This class is geared for those who would like to become a lifeguard but need help getting into shape for the prerequisite physical exam. This 7 week course will build up your stamina to swim 500 yards, retrieve items from the bottom of the pool, and build your strength for you to assist any size victim. Class format will be both Dry land and Aquatic training. Minimum requirements for class must be able to swim 25 yards and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Babysitting & Junior Lifeguard Program (Ages 11-14 yrs)  » Register

Designed for students ages 11 and older, this training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10, as well as to manage a babysitting business. Are you interested in lifeguarding – but not quite old enough yet? This course is designed to give 10 to 14 year olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. The combination of these two trainings, will make you a more confident sitter as well as one of the most trustworthy employees in town! Topics for this combo class will cover First Aid, Choking, CPR, Medical emergencies, diapering, spoon feeding and Water Safety and more! Digital certificate available upon successful completion of course for both Babysitting& and Jr. Lifeguarding. Participants must be able to swim 100 yards (4 lengths of the pool) to be eligible for the Jr. Lifeguard Component.


Learn to Dive (Ages 6+)  » Register

Diving in head first can be a challenge but when you get it right, it’s so much fun! Take some time to work on just that skill. Progress to head first dives off the starting block and diving board. With practice you might even start to learn the basics of competitive diving! Also great for swim team kids looking to conquer their start dives for meets! Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool without aide to participate.

Springboard Diving (7 years & up) NEW!   » Register

Learn the basics of competitive diving. Students will practice approaches, forward and back jumps in straight, pike and tuck body positions, and forward and back dives. In this class participants must
be able to pass the deep water test and do a forward dive from the side of the pool.

Advanced Springboard Diving (11 years & up) NEW!  » Register

This class is for divers who have been promoted from the beginner class or high school divers who want to perfect their advanced skills. The instructor recommendation is required. Class length is 1 hour.

Certification Classes

CPR/FA/AED Classes(Ages 14+)

American Red Cross classes to teach basic lifesaving skills.

May 12th: 6:30pm

May 18th: 1:00pm

June 16th: 6:30pm

Members: $50    Community: $75

Lifeguard Training (15 + yrs)

Students will be trained in the nationally recognized Red Cross Lifeguard Course including CPR, First Aid, 02 and AED. Certification is determined by successful completion of a comprehensive written exam and water test. Swimming skills are a prerequisite and attendance in all classes is mandatory. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the start of the session. For more information contact Katy Coffey at
Wednesday’s: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April Vacation: 10:00am – 4:00pm

PRICING: Starting April 29th. 

Member: $300       Community: $425

Red Cross Life Guard Re-certification

This is a 4 hour review and testing to recertify for American Red Cross Life Guard, CPR/FA/AED and Optional Oxygen. Students should come to the review prepared and ready to show their skills. Certification must be current. Red Cross no longer accepts expired certification. View the current online manual for review.

April 24, May 15, June 20
Member: $100    Community: $150
Are you looking for a re-certification for a Y-USA Guarding Certificate? Email Katy Coffey to schedule a testing time
PRICING: Starting April 29th.
Member: $300   Community: $425

Open Water PADI Certification (Ages 10+ Up)

If you have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled education and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it begins. This class will include your entire certification and equipment for pool and open water test. Rental of wet suits available, but not needed for pool time. You must attend all three sessions. The classroom book needed for class, Open Water Diver Manual may be purchased individually or from the instructor this first night for an additional $55. Must attend all 3 evenings.

April 20, April 27th, May 4th & May 11th
Members: $375   Community: $400
Open Water Test – To be Scheduled with instructor

Water Fitness Classes

Members: Free        Community: $10/ class

Aqua Aerobics

Low impact water aerobics is modified for most levels of fitness a great alternative to a land workout. It is kinder on the joints and muscles. This is a full body workout with emphasis on stretching and muscle conditioning.

Aqua Jog/Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Jog is a workout in the shallow end of the pool. It is great for all fitness levels from beginner to advance. It will increase cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone.

Aqua Arthritis Fitness Class

This is a fitness program especially designed for people with all types arthritis. Its purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and also increase range of motion. It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate in this program.

Deep-end Water Workout

Enjoy a challenging full body workout while wearing a float belt. During this water class participants will condition their muscles using resistance, improve cardiovascular training, muscular endurance and stretching.