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Swim Lessons

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and our South Shore YMCA swim lessons start at the right level for each swimmer to progress at their own pace.

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


Spring Session I Dates: March 6th- April 29th

Registration Opens February 9th at 9am

Spring Session II Dates: – May 1st – June 24th

Registration begins on April 6th (enrolled Spring I families) In-Person at 9am

Registration begins on April 13th In-Person and online at 9am


Online Registration:

  • Swim Lessons, Parent & Child, Ages 6- 36 months – (Spring I full)

  • Swim Lessons, Preschool, Ages 3-5  (Spring I full)

  • Swim Lessons, School Age, Ages 6-12 (Spring I full)

  • Swim Lessons, Teens, Ages 12-17  (Spring I full)

  • Swim Lessons, Adult, Ages 18+ (Spring I full)

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.
  • Upcoming Swimming Class sessions

Early Spring: March 6th- April 29th
Late Spring: April 30 – June 24th

  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.

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.

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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