Learn to Swim! Open to All Ages. 

Are you ready to get in the water? Our Y swim lessons are available for everyone starting at 6 months, so you and your entire family can learn to master the skills needed to help you swim safely. The Y also offers Diverse Abilities Swim Lessons. Swim lessons require an additional fee and are not included in your Y membership.

With a focus on water safety and skill development, the YMCA offers instructions to help you be safe around water. Our programs fit any swimmer’s ability and comfort level. Our certified lifeguards and swim instructors also ensure that everyone has a safe and nurturing place to learn an important life skill while having fun in our pools. Learn to swim with confidence today! 

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Swim Lesson Registration and Payment

Bryan Ages and Lesson Categories

Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months to 3 years old (with parents)
Pre-School: Children ages 3-5 years old
School Age: Children ages 6-12
Teen/Adult: Ages 13+

Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $72 Member | $96 Community Guest
Eight Classes: $96 Member | $128 Community Guest

Register for Group Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons Cost
Single Class: $28 Member | $38 Community Guest
Six Classes: $168 Member | $228 Community Guest
Semi-Private: $132 Member | $186 Community Guest

Eden Ages and Lesson Categories

Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children ages 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+
Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children ages 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+

Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $66 Member | $90 Community Guest

Register for Group Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $110 Member | $128 Community Guest
Semi-Private: $128 Member | $182 Community Guest

Register for Private Swim Lessons

Register for Semi-Private Swim Lessons

For questions, please contact Asa Neal, Aquatics Director, or call (336) 623-8496

Hayes-Taylor Ages and Swim Lesson Categories

Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months-3 years old (with parents)
Preschool: Children ages 3-5 years old
School Age: Children ages 6-12
Teen/Adult: Ages 13+

Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $72 Member | $96 Community Guest
Eight Classes: $96 Member | $128 Community Guest

Swim Lesson Details - April-June 2024 (Downloadable PDF)

Group Swim Lesson Registration

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons Cost
Single Class: $28 Member | $38 Community Guest
Six Classes: $168 Member | $228 Community Guest
Semi-Private: $132 Member | $186 Community Guest

Please note that registration for Private Swim Lessons is completed at the branch.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

For questions, please contact Arianna Hudson, Aquatics Coordinator, (336) 272-2131.

The Ragsdale Y pool will be closed on Sunday, May 19 and Saturday, May 25.

Ragsdale Ages and Lesson Categories

Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months-3 years old (with parents) 
Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+ 
Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+

Parent Child Swim Lessons - Stage A - Water Discovery

Six Classes: $72 Member | $96 Community Guest 
Ages: 6 months to 3 years | Parent is with their child in the water for these lessons  
*Please note that these are 'group' swim lessons, not 1-on-1.

Register Online

Group Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson StagesGroup Swim Lesson Registration Guide
Register Online or at the Front Desk
Stage 1: Water AcclimationParticipant must be able to swim 5 feet on their stomach with their face in the water (assisted) and climb out (unassisted) before moving on to the next stage.
 
Stage 2: Water MovementParticipant must be able to swim 15 feet on their stomach with their face in the water, float on their back for 10 to 20 seconds, and tread water for 10 seconds before moving on to the next stage.
 
Stage 3: Water StaminaParticipant must be able to swim on their stomach and back for 15 yards without assistance, as well as tread water (ages 3-5: 30 seconds) and (ages 5-12: 1 minute) before moving on to the next stage.
 
Stage 4: Stroke IntroductionParticipant must be able to swim unassisted on their stomach and back for 25 yards (length of our pool), as well as tread water for 1 minute before moving on to the next stage.
 
Stage 5: Stroke DevelopmentParticipant must be able to swim (front crawl and back crawl) for 25 yards with proper technique, tread water for 2 minutes, and swim breast stroke and butterfly stroke for 15 yards before moving on to the next stage.
 
Stage 6: Stroke MechanicsParticipant must be able to swim 25 yards with all competitive strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly stroke) before moving on to our Porpoise Club.
 

 

Group Swim Lessons Cost 
Six Classes: $72 Member | $96 Community Guest 
Eight Classes: $96 Member | $128 Community Guest

Register for Group Swim Lessons

June | M/W 
Session Dates: 6/3 to 6/19 
Member Registration: 5/24 - 5/27 
Community Guest Registration: 5/26 & 5/27

June | T/Th 
Session Dates: 6/4 to 6/20 
Member Registration: 5/24 - 5/27 
Community Guest Registration: 5/26 & 5/27

July | M/W 
Session Dates: 7/8 to 7/24 
Member Registration: 6/21 - 6/24 
Community Guest Registration: 6/23 & 6/24

July | T/Th 
Session Dates: 7/9 to 7/25 
Member Registration: 6/21 - 6/24 
Community Guest Registration: 6/23 & 6/24

Saturday Sessions 
June to July Session Dates: 6/15 through 7/27 
*No lessons on Saturday, July 6* 
Member Registration: 6/2 through 6/5 
Community Guest Registration:  6/4 through 6/5

NOTE: We will not have 2-week sessions this summer or 4-week sessions in the future. All sessions will follow the 3-week format. 

Porpoise Club Sessions

Porpoise Club Session Cost 
Each 3-Week Mon./Wed. Session: $90 Member | $108 Community Guest 
Each 3-week Thursday-Only Session: $45 Member | $54 Community Guest 
Each 6-week Saturday Session: $90 Member | $108 Community Guest

Register for Porpoise Club Sessions

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons Cost 
Six Classes: $168 Member | $228 Community Guest 
Semi-Private: Member Rate $132 per participant | Community Guest Rate $186 per participant

Anyone not currently enrolled in any Private Swim Lesson will need to begin the registration process by filling out our Private Swim Lesson Interest List form below. Registration for Private Swim Lessons is not available online and must be completed at the branch.  

Private Swim Lessons Interest List

Swim Lesson Descriptions 
 

For questions, please contact Ragsdale Aquatics or call (336) 882-9622. 
 

Reidsville Ages and Lesson Categories

Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months-3 years old (with parents)
Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR children age 5-12
Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR children age 5-12
Swim Basics: Adults aged 13+

Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $66 Member | $90 Community Guest
Reidsville City Resident Rate: $78

Register for Group Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3+

Private Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $110 Member | $128 Community Guest
Reidsville City Resident Rate: $120

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Available for up to two (2) children within a three (3) year age difference, or two (2) adults (13+) with similar swimming ability.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons Cost
Semi-Private: $128 Member | $182 Community Guest
Reidsville City Resident Rate: $144

Please register at the YMCA front desk.

Please contact Jennifer Stadler or call (336) 342-3307.

Spears Group Swim Lessons

Ages and Lesson Categories
Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months-3 years old (with parents)
Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+
Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+

Group Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $72 Member | $96 Community Guest

NEW REGISTRATION DATE: July-August 2024 Swim Lessons Schedule (Downloadable PDF)

Register Online for Group Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Descriptions

Private Swim Lessons

Ages: Age 3 to Adult, any skill level

Private Swim Lessons Cost
Six Classes: $168 Member | $228 Community Guest
Semi-Private: $132 Member | $186 Community Guest

The prices listed are for 3 total hours, broken into six (6) 30-minute sessions. Semi-Private and Private lessons can be held for either six (6) 30-minute sessions or three (3) 1-hour sessions.

Private Swim Lessons Interest Registration
Please note that we are on an extensive waitlist, so please expect a couple of months' wait before you are contacted from the interest list.

If you are interested in private swim lessons, please click here to be added to our interest list.

Porpoise Club

Porpoise Club is a unique swim training program offered at Ragsdale YMCA that includes the instruction to prepare for competitive swimming, such as stroke improvement, starts & turns, and speed and endurance training. Porpoise Club will be offered monthly on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Cost

  • Each 3-week Monday/Wednesday Session: $72 for YMCA Members and $90 for Community Guests
  • Each 6-week Saturday Session: $72 for YMCA Members and $90 for Community Guests

Register for Porpoise Club

If you have any questions, please contact the Aquatics Director, Brandon Longcrier.