America's swim instructor

Summer Swim Lessons 2024

The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a great way to strengthen, tone and condition muscles with little to no pressure or impact that other exercise may cause. Swimming increases muscle strength and tone quicker than many other types of exercises, according to YMCA aquatics directors. Water offers support for joints and bone. As you move into deeper water your body begins to decrease its weight bearing load. In layman’s terms, water helps support your weight. When you are immersed up to your neck, your body is only bearing 10 percent of its weight.

The Y is committed to empowering kids, and adults to lead healthy, active lifestyles. From gaining confidence to building positive relationships with friends and peers, swimming at the Y is about building and maintaining lifelong skills and healthy habits.

Swim Lessons

The Y provides children across the U.S. with access to swim lessons and water safety education. The Y introduced the country to group swim lessons over 110 years ago in 1909. Now, as one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, we teach more than a million children, especially those most at-risk of drowning, invaluable water safety and swimming skills each year.

The YMCA of Wayne County offers swimming lessons to every level of swimmer at the Ellen Shapiro Natatorium and the Orrville Branch Natatorium. We also offer SWIM TEAM opportunities for those who wish to swim competitively as well. To register click the sign up button below.

Every Kid Sports Program

Don't let program costs stop you from participating,
with The Every Kid Sports Pass we have assistance available upon qualification.

After you’ve checked your eligibility for the Every Kid Sports Pass, carefully apply and submit an application. Within 7-10 business days, our team will let you know if your application has been approved. This communication will be sent to the email used in your application. The approval email will provide instructions on how to access your funds, exclusively through the Chek™ mobile app. Once you access your funds, use them to help pay your youth sports registration fees!

Click here
to see if you qualify!

If you qualify
click here to apply!