Swim Lessons


Session Dates:
  • June Lessons: June 10th - June 27th
  • July Lessons: July 8th - July 25th
  • August Lessons: Aug 5th - Aug 22nd
Member Registration: May 20th
Community Member Registration: May 27th

Preschool and School age Swimming Lessons:

Children ages 3-12 years old of all skill levels are welcome to register for our swim lessons during your preferred lesson times. After registration and completion of the Swimmer Information Form, students will be placed in small groups with others of similar age and ability, according to their preferred lesson time.

Lesson times available:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays (lessons meet twice a week for three weeks during summer)
    • 9:10 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
    • 4:35 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:55 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays (lessons meet twice a week for three weeks during summer)
    • 9:10 a.m., 9:50 a.m.
    • 4:35 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

Parent-Child Swimming Lessons:

Parent-Child swimming lessons are designed for children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Parents are required to be in the water with their child for the duration of the swimming lesson.

Lesson times available:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 10:30 a.m.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Our swim instructors will tailor the class to you and work to enhance your learning experience. Our curriculum follows a natural progression. Adult lessons focus on increasing your comfort around water initially, then move on to specific strokes and their development.

Lesson times available:

  • Will resume after summer


Registration fee for members - $60
Registration fee for non-members $100

New participants are encouraged to fill out a Swimmer Information Form to ensure the best group placement. Members often get their choice of swim lesson dates and times. For any questions, please email Kennedy at


If you or your child have unique needs or goals that would be better met with one-on-one instruction, adaptive lessons may be available. Private swim lesson requests are filled as instructor availability permits, prioritizing requests for individuals with needs that are better accommodated in a one-on-one instructional setting. Our inclusive traditional small group lessons are taught with a curriculum that includes a variety of adaptive lesson resources and are generally the preferred placement for most swimmers. Private lessons are typically used to prepare a swimmer to integrate into traditional small group lesson settings. For the current Adaptive Private Swim Lesson application, please contact Kennedy at

The Superior Y uses a standardized swim lesson curriculum developed by Y-USA. We maintain small class sizes, with no more than 4 students per instructor for beginner levels and a ratio of 6 students per instructor for advanced levels. Most swim lessons take place in our Rec Pool, featuring a zero-depth/beach entry and water temperatures between 87-90 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. This setup allows children to learn to swim in small class sizes at water depths appropriate for their skill level (no greater than chest deep for beginners).

Our play-based curriculum follows a natural progression. It begins with getting comfortable with the face and ears in the water (Water Acclimation, stage 1), then progresses to Water Movement (stage 2), and Water Stamina (stage 3), where students learn to control their buoyancy and movement without the use of wearable floatation devices. Once students can swim at least 10-15 yards on their front with their face in the water, we move on to Stroke Introduction (stage 4), Stroke Development (stage 5), and Stroke Mechanics (stage 6). Students can generally expect to spend 2-3 sessions (6-8 lessons/sessions) working on the skills in each stage before advancing to the next.


To maintain instructor-student ratios in group lessons, missed swim lessons cannot be rescheduled. Refunds, in the form of pro-rated vouchers, may only be issued in the following circumstances: facility cancellation of program services (excluding weather-related closures), suspension of member privileges, or physician-prescribed medical reasons. Refunds must be requested at the time of need. Membership refunds are limited to a maximum of 30 days. The Y does not provide cash refunds. Additionally, there are no refunds for youth sports, personal training, swim team, swim lessons, or childcare programs.