Swim Lessons

At the Westport Weston Family YMCA, we believe that it is our mission to build more, confident swimmers. To meet this goal, we offer swim lessons for infants, toddlers, children, teens and adults. All ages can participate in swim lessons in groups or privately.

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Competitive Swim

Competitive swimming has had a long, successful tradition at the Family YMCA.  The Water Rat Swim Team is a nationally recognized swim club for youth and teens. The Family Y also offers Masters swimming options for adults who are interested in competitive lap swimming.

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Aqua Fitness

Looking for a high-energy, low-impact way to exercise the whole body? The Family Y’s Aqua Fitness program is a perfect way to get fit in a fun way with fun people. Aqua Fitness classes take place in both the lap pool and the recreational pool.

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Free Swim/Family Fun

With its 10-lane lap pool (and Aquatic Climbing Wall) and adjacent shallow, warm-water pool, the Strittmatter Family Aquatic Center allows our YMCA to offer free-swim periods throughout the week. Click here for the Open times in our current pool schedule.

The Aquatic Climbing Wall is open during the following times:

Aquatic Climbing Wall Hours
Monday, 7:45 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, 8 pm – 10 pm
Friday, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, 1 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 6 pm

Please be aware that the warm-water pool and the Splash Pad are not always open for free swim.

NO OPEN SWIM (this also means Splash Pad), Saturdays from 9 am – 11:30 am;

NO OPEN SWIM (this also means Splash Pad), Sundays from 10 am – 11 am

Also, note the following rules regarding family use of our pools:

  • Children under the age of 12 years MUST have a guardian in the POOL AREA with them.  They cannot be dropped off while parents work out.
  • Children 5 and younger need to have a guardian IN THE WATER with the child.
  • Children not toilet-trained MUST be double diapered.  Swim diaper and rubber cover over.

Lifeguard Certification

The Family YMCA is a site that certifies and re-certifies high quality lifeguards on a routine basis. Certification courses follow Red Cross guidelines and include First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Oxygen Administration.

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The YMCA’s Aquatic Policy for Thunder & Lightning

At the Family YMCA, with our two indoor pools and an outdoor pool at our Camp Mahackeno facility, as well as the Saugatuck River and Lees Pond bordering our campus, ensuring your family’s safety around water is critical to how we operate.

We’d like to remind YMCA Members and guests of our policy to clear both indoor and outdoor pools and decks of swimmers when we see lightning or hear thunder. The pools will remain closed until 30 minutes after the lightning risk passes.

This policy follows recommended practices endorsed by our insurer, The Redwoods Group, as well as the American Red Cross, National Lightning Safety Institute and YMCA of the USA.

In the event of a thunderstorm, YMCA Aquatics staff and lifeguards will direct pool users to exit the water and away from the pool deck until the lightning risk passes.

Thank you, and please feel free to contact Aquatics Director Nicole Turechek at 203-226-8981 or with any questions or concerns.