Swim Lessons








Everyone should know how to swim!

YMCA swim lessons are designed to help each participant learn how to swim better and be safe in the water. The Garden City Family YMCA offers progressive classes for ages 6 months through adult.  Learn the basics, then build your skills and develop your technique. Private, partner and group lessons are available.  The Y, through generous funding from the Finnup Foundation also offers FREE Y Splash basic water safety classes.  These are not lessons but will teach youth and adults basic safety around water skills.

Use this Lesson Selector to determine which class is right for your child.


Class Types

Youth Water Safety

Ages 6-14

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

View Fall 2019 registration form & details

Preschool Water Safety

Ages 3-5

Students will learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency. They will be learning two benchmark skills: "swim, float, swim," and "jump, push, turn, grab."

View Fall 2019 registration form & details

Parent-Tot Water Safety  

Ages 6mos-2yrs

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

View fall 2019 registration form & details

Y-Splash Free Water Safety Sessions  

The purpose of Y-Splash is to provide basic swim lessons to youth, and aquatic safety information to adults and the 
community.  Youth participants will receive a FREE goodie bag with items to make their swimming experience fabulous!
For more information contact Elizabeth Foster, efoster@ymcaswkansas.org