YMCA Group Swimming Lessons are an amazing part of the Y’s long history, and we would like you to be a part of that heritage! Offered for ages 6 months to adults.
Did you know that a 30-minute walk in the water is equivalent to a two-hour walk on land? Water resistance offers an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting. Water also cools the body during exercise, which reduces stress on the heart and reduces the risk of injury by lessening the impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and bones.
YGUARD is a rigorous 40 hour class for ages 16 and up.
During this class, participants will learn life-saving rescue skills for an aquatic environment. Once a participant passes the class, and passes the skills and written test, they will be certified as a YMCA Lifeguard for 2 years and can lifeguard at any YMCA and most other facilities (certification requirements may vary at each location). This certification covers CPR/AED, First Aid, O2, and YGUARD life guard certification.
The YMCA of Greensboro offers three options for swim team. Our summer Bears Swim Team, the GCY Makos and the Eden Purple Penguins.
Focuses on an individuals needing one on one attention from one of our certified instructors. Also, available at some branches are Semi-Private lessons for 2-4 people depending on the branch.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
The Adaptive Swim Lesson Program will offer basic water safety instruction, introduction to the water, and beginner level swimming skills. There will be a 1:1 teacher to student ratio for all students. These classes are designed for ages 3-15.
GCY and the Bryan YMCA now offer two competitive swim programs for adults. Whether you are swimming for fitness, training for triathlons or competing in swim meets, GCY is the training environment for you!
Our Masters program focuses on all four competitive strokes and helps athletes train for swim meets at all levels. Our Tri-Swim program focuses on freestyle and will help you train for triathlons from Sprint to Ironman. We pride ourselves in creating a program that accommodates athletes of all levels. Feel free to try out the program with a free one-week trial.