Swim Lessons | Brooks Family YMCA

We offer swim lessons for 6 months old up to adults. Lessons range from 30-45 minutes depending on the age. We offer morning, evening and weekend classes. We also offer swim lessons for diverse abilities, as well as private and semi-private lessons.

Group swim lesson registration is open to Brooks YMCA members one week earlier than to non-members, and private swim lessons are only available to members. Learn more about Y membership >

Group Swim Lessons

Level Selector

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones. To determine which stage the student is ready for, download the selector guide.
Lesson Selector (PDF) >


Member registration for group swim lessons opens one week prior to non-member registration. Please see the above flyer for registration dates. Registration closes the Monday prior to the week of classes beginning unless classes fill prior to that date. You can register online or in person at the Brooks Family YMCA.


Private Swim Lessons

  Private Semi-private Diverse Abilities
1 Lesson $37 $26  
4 Lessons $136 $89  
8 Lessons $248 $162 $80


2024 Summer Update: To request private swimming lessons for July/August please email Mindy Dodge at mdodge@piedmontymca.org. For Fall private lessons please check by after August 15 for additional information.


  • Private swim lessons are a members only program and last 30 minutes long. If interested, please contact the front desk to activate your YMCA membership today.
  • Lesson packages will expire in August 30, 2024.
  • Cancellation policy: The Brooks Family YMCA requires a minimum of 24 hours advance notice to be able to cancel and/or reschedule private swim lessons. Failure to attend your scheduled lessons without adequate advance notice will result in being marked no show and the forfeit of the lesson. 
  • To cancel or reschedule, please contact Mindy Dodge at mdodge@piedmontymca.org or by phone at 434-974-9622.