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Have Fun while Learning Life Savings Skills

The Y provides children across the U.S. with access to swim lessons and water safety education. The Y introduced the country to group swim lessons over 110 years ago in 1909. Now, as one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, we teach more than a million children, especially those most at-risk of drowning, invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year.


      Youth Lessons                                                                                      Adult Lessons

FALL  SWIM LESSON Schedule click here

  • Swim classes meet 1 time a week for 7 weeks 

Early Fall Session  9/12 – 10/29  (7 classes)

  • Classes are full and registration is closed at this time. 

  Water Safety


We teach life saving skills


Online Registration:

Walk-In Registration

  • To register in person, please visit the YMCA Cape Cod Welcome Center
  • Before Class Checklist:

    • Please arrive on time, dressed in a swim suit and ready to swim.
    • Please bring your towel, goggles, swim caps and water.

  Adult Swim Classes

 This supervised class will assist current lap swimmers in improving strokes, strength, and endurance to continue lap swimming with little rest. Great cardio-vascular improvement which will assist in all other sports, activities, and health.

Adaptive Swim Lessons

Open to children with intellectual and/or physical impairments, we emphasize each child’s abilities and design a group lesson based on Safety Around Water, basic swim skills and the Y’s core values. Focusing on the development of physical and social skills, these classes are an opportunity for your child to maintain and increase physical fitness, socialize with peers and achieve success.

Private Lessons

The Y offers private and semi-private lessons to further accommodate those looking to enhance their aquatic abilities; ranging from the most basic learn-to-swim skills to more advanced technical work. We cannot promise an instructor match at this time but can put interested swimmers on the waitlist and we will contact when a match has been made.

Current Pool Schedules

Trainings & Certifications

We offer both traditional certification courses as well as Blended Learning web-based/in-classroom style courses. Blended Learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions conducted by a Red Cross certified instructor. The blended learning online sessions offer students a variety of elements to learn program content including videos, lesson narration and special interactive features. This allows for individualized, self-paced learning. Once the online session has been successfully completed, students practice skills and are assessed by the instructor during the in-person skills sessions.

  • Walk-In Registration
  • To register in person, please visit the YMCA Cape Cod Welcome Center

Ask about our program and certification listings to find the program that is right for you.

  • Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and Recertification Training Courses
  • Babysitter Certification Training Courses
  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Training Course


Financial Assistance is available for all swim YMCA Cape Cod programs so that everyone can participate. Contact our Welcome Desk for details.


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