The Cortland YMCA is proud to offer amazing aquatics programming and are proud to be a part of over 150 years of swimming lessons, taught nationally at YMCA’s across the country.

Our Current Pool Schedule (PDF)

Programming includes:

Lifeguard Training Courses

Our Lifeguard courses are American Red Cross certifications and take place at the Y. Courses offered throughout the year. Call the Y for availability and pricing at 607-756-2893.

Master’s Swim Team

The YMCA Masters Swim Team is open to all adults (Post-High School). Regular practices on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm. Only $10 for 3 nights!

Stinger’s Swim Team

The Stingers Swim team is a long standing Cortland YMCA team, producing top regional, state and national swimmers. Lead by coach Noah Beck, the Stingers allow anyone, any age or ability, to try out for our team. For more information, please visit the Stingers website at

Private Swim Lessons

The YMCA is pleased to offer one on one instruction for anyone, any age or ability, that is interested. Class times vary on pool availability and when appointments can be made. Call the Y today to set up your appointment!

Youth Swim Lessons

All of our swimming lessons are taught by attentive, certified instructors, who provide a safe yet fun learning atmosphere for your child to learn how to swim.