Winter Swim Lessons*:

*Due to the updated CT COVID-19 Guidelines, Winter 2021 registration has been postponed by one week. Due to makeups from the Fall 2 session, the Winter session will begin on Tuesday, January 19.

January 19 – February 28 ( 5 Weeks)

Registration opens:
Saturday, December 19 Family Members
Monday, December 21 for All Members

Download the Aquatics brochure to see available class days and times.


Understanding YMCA Swim Lesson Stages

Swim Lesson Stages Westport Weston Family YMCA

The National Y swim lesson program is designed to teach safety, confidence and strength in the water in a supportive and nurturing environment.  The program is organized into 3 main age categories and then the student will be assigned a stage based on their skill level.

  • INFANT- PARENT/CHILD- Ages 6 mos – 3 yrs, Stages A-B
  • PRESCHOOL- Ages 3-5 yrs, Stages 1-4
  • SCHOOL AGE- Ages 5-12 yrs, Stages 1-6

Answer these questions about your child’s skill level to understand which stage the instructor may have assigned to your child.

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor
without a parent in the water?

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

Can the student do a front and back float on his or
her own?

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front
and back?

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

Learn what your child will be learning at each stage. Download our swim lesson stage descriptions.

Private Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are not for everyone. Whether your child learns better in a one-on-one environment or you prefer the convenience of planning their lessons around a busy schedule, we can accommodate you. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety or swimmers and staff. Masks are to be worn into and throughout the YMCA, including restrooms and locker rooms. Masks may be removed before entering the pool. Instructors will be wearing a face mask at all times.

Please return the Private Swim Lessons Request Form via email  to Josephine Rojas at

ALL PRIVATE SWIM LESSON REQUESTS must be made through email.