About Swim Lessons
At the Y, we believe that swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of personalized group and one-on-one swim lessons for youth with our certified YMCA swim instructors. Whether your child has just started swimming or is looking to refine their strokes, let our safe environment and nurturing swim instructors transform your child into a happy, confident swimmer!
Group swim lessons are offered year-round. First, find your swimmer's level. Then, follow the steps to register online during the open registration period. Swim Lesson registration is offered online and is open to both new and current participants. Our window to register opens during the last week of each session.
Spring Session 1: February 18 - March 24
Spring Session 2: April 1 - May 5
Summer 1: May 13 - June 9 (4 Week Session)
Summer 2: June 17 - 27 (M-TH, 8 Lessons Total)
Summer Session 3: July 8 - August 11
Pricing is the same across skill levels. Financial assistance is available - fill out the application here and contact us with questions.
Facility Members: $27/lesson
Community Participants: $32/lesson
For questions regarding Group Swim Lessons, please contact Kate Eaneman, Associate Aquatics Director.
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
Private Swim Lessons
We believe that swimming learned early-on is a building block for life. Learning these skills is exactly what we offer in personal, one-on-one swim lessons with our certified swim instructors. Private lessons help boost swimming coordination and confidence, no matter what stage your child is at. All sessions are 30 minutes in length.
Semi-Private lessons are offered to friends, siblings, or companions of similar levels—and are tailored to their needs. This can be a great alternative to larger group lessons. Let our nurturing swim instructors boost your children’s skill and endurance both in and out of the water.
Intensive One-Week Private or Semi-Private Lessons
Special intensive lessons offered now through August 10! These one week lessons are booked on a week by week basis and are meant to significantly boost skill and confidence in the water. Lessons are booked on a first come first served basis. Please email us for open availability and to reserve your spot. Lessons will be prorated for any holidays or weeks with M/W/F only.
Spring Session 1: February 18 - March 24 (Registration opens February 4)
Spring Session 2: April 1 - May 5 (Registration opens March 18)
Summer Session 1: May 13 - June 9 (4 Week Session, Registration opens April 29)
Summer Session 2: June 17 - 27 (M-TH, 8 Lessons Total, Registration Opens June 3)
Intensive Weekly Lessons: June 3-7
Intensive Weekly Lessons: June 10-14
Intensive Weekly Lessons: June 17-21
Intensive Weekly Lessons: June 24-28
Summer Session 3: July 8 - August 11 (Registration Opens June 24)
Intensive Weekly Lessons: July 8-11
Intensive Weekly Lessons: July 15-18
Intensive Weekly Lessons: July 22-26
Intensive Weekly Lessons: July 29 - August 2
Pricing is the same across skill levels. Financial assistance is available - fill out the application here, and contact us with questions.
Facility Members: $47/lesson
Community Participants: $62/lesson
All semi-private lesson prices are per swimmer.
Facility Members: $40/lesson
Community Participants: $48/lesson
Intensive One-Week Private Lessons
Facility Members: $47/lesson, Community Participant: $62/lesson
Semi-Private Lesson Pricing (2 participants per lesson)
Facility Members: $40/lesson, Community Participant: $48/lesson
For more information on Private & Semi-Private Lessons, please contact Tyler Waddell, Aquatics Program Director.
Specialty Group Lessons
Have a group of 4 or more students of similar age and ability? We are happy to offer specialty swim lessons to these groups! Learning to swim with your friends is a great way to have fun, build relationships, and develop life long skills. For availability, pricing, and more information please email Kate Eaneman, Associate Aquatics Director.
Summer Specialty Swim Lessons
Summer Camp Add-On Lessons
Add Swim Lessons to your child's Summer Camp experience! If you're adding lessons to camp, a Presidio Y staff person will meet your child at camp and walk them to the pool for a swim lesson. Swimmers should be between preschool and 10 years of age and comfortable blowing bubbles. Register early - space is limited!
Summer Swim Lesson Dates
1 hour lessons, Tuesdays & Thursdays (Summer Camp weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10)
For more information on Summer Camp Add-On Lessons, please contact Kate Eaneman, Associate Aquatics Director.
One-Week Private & Semi-Private Lessons (Through August 10)
Make a splash this summer by signing up for our intensive one-week private or semi-private lessons! These one week lessons are booked on a week by week basis, and are meant to significantly boost skill and confidence in the water.
For available days and times and to sign up, please contact Tyler Waddell, Aquatics Program Director.
Private Lesson Pricing: Facility Members - $47/lesson, Community Participant - $62/lesson
Semi-Private Lesson Pricing (2 participants per lesson): Facility Members - $40/lesson, Community Participant - $48/lesson
For more information on One-Week Intensive Lessons, please contact Tyler Waddell, Aquatics Program Director.
Find the Level for Your Swimmer
While there are many skills constantly being developed in our swim lessons, we strive for simplicity and quick advancement between levels. Read each stage description below to help find the right level for your child.
Still not sure about the new swim stage levels? Use our lesson selector below. You'll be an expert in no time!
For older youth swim lessons, please visit our adult lesson program page.
Make Up Lessons
Our policy will be done on a case by case basis but will follow these guidelines:
- We will only offer a make-up lesson if we (the YMCA) have to cancel for any reason or, you have a family emergency or are sick.
- If you have an emergency and/or are sick we will require some type of documentation (doctors note etc.).
- If you are going to miss a lesson, we require 24 hours notice.
If this criteria is not met no make-up lesson will be offered. If for some reason you cannot attend the make-up lesson we will credit/prorate your next session that you register for if you meet the criteria listed above.