The Cortland County Family YMCA offers a variety of progressive group lessons for all abilities!
NEW! We’ve moved to the YMCA swim lesson program. Swimmers will work with instructors in smaller groups, with placement based on their age and ability.
Fall swim lessons start on September 10th.
Swimmer Placement Chart (.pdf)
|Water Discovery and Exploration||--||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||10:15|
|Water Acclimation||4:00 PM||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||10:15 AM|
|Water Movement||4:00 PM||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||10:15 AM|
|Water Stamina||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Water Acclimation||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Water Movement||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Water Stamina||4:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Stroke Introduction||4:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Stroke Development||4:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Stroke Mechanics||4:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
|Endurance||4:30 PM||4:30 PM||4:00 PM||10:45 AM|
Swim Lesson Prices
Weekday Afternoons or Saturday Mornings (Eight Lessons, Once Weekly)
Cortland YMCA Members: $44
Community Members: $56
Parents are welcome to purchase a second day of classes for their children.
Swim Free Lesson Program
The YMCA offers FREE swimming lessons for any 7-year-old in Cortland County up to their 8th Birthday. Please stop into the front desk or call for details. Proof of age is required.
What Level Should My Child Be Enrolled In?
Levels are taught in a progressive manner. Instructors will assess the skill level of current swimmers during the final week of the session, and provide parents with their new placement. Parents will be asked to select a level for new students. Instructors will adjust their level if needed after the first week of lessons.
–Private Swim Lessons also available by appointment–
For more information, contact the Y at (607) 756-2893.
If Cortland County has a travel warning or state of emergency, classes will be cancelled.
We look forward to an excellent swimming experience with you and your child! Please, if you have any questions or concerns, contact your child’s instructor before or after class.