Health and wellness can happen in more places than just a gym. Whether you join the swim team, swim laps, take part in a water fitness class or are just learning to swim, aquatics is an important part of the YMCA. Swimming is a life skill, great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. View our various swim offerings below to see how you can get active in the water! We offer many aquatics programs to fit any lifestyle or skill level.
At the Y, we believe everyone should learn to swim, for recreation, health, and safety! YMCA Swim Lessons teach life-saving skills, help develop self-esteem, and create positive experiences that last a lifetime. We're excited to be able to offer group, private, and homeschool swimming lesson options. Choose your local branch to get started!
Find your favorite classes or try something new! Check open swim, lap lane availability, and more!
Aquatic Group Exercise
Looking to challenge yourself without stress on your joints and to have fun? Take advantage of our Aquatic Group Exercise Classes. You can gain muscle conditioning, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility from the aerobic choreography and the resistance of the water. Ideal for all fitness levels and non-swimmers as well! Choose your local branch to get started!
Celebrate your special occasion with a pool party at the YMCA!
Build a skill. Save a life.
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard. Our comprehensive Lifeguard and Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. The course also includes CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED and First Aid.
CPR & First Aid
Learn the life-saving skills of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid at the River Valley Regional YMCA. We offer certification and recertification options. Classes are held conveniently at multiple branches throughout the year.