The YMCA of South Florida believes swimming is a life skill. Given our reach and long history with aquatic programs, we are in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in South Florida.

We are dedicated to teaching swim lessons in our community and here’s why:

  • Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%
  • 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability
  • For every child who loses their life from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries

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Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming, water exercise, and adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs. All YMCA swimming lessons and activities are taught by caring and compassionate professionals who focus on our participants’ needs. Our instructors and lifeguards are trained and certified in required areas.

We look forward to helping you enhance your family’s water safety education and swimming skills to better enjoy the pleasures of all the aquatic environments South Florida has to offer.

PARENT & CHILD (Age 6mo-3yr)


YOUTH (Age 6-12)

TEEN/ADULT (Age 13+)


Here are some of the swimmers that have earned their Achievement Medals as they progressed through our YMCA Aquatics Program. Well Done!


The YMCA Swim Clinic was developed for swimmers who have completed Stage 6 of our Swim Lesson Program. Led by our YMCA Instructors, swimmers will focus on stroke development, stamina training, starts, turns, and conditioning. Clinics run 4 days a week in two-week sessions.

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