Youth Swim
Lessons & More

Lifelong Skills

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Youth Swim programs are focused on keeping kids safe in and around water while developing confidence and skills that last a lifetime. Kids can explore the water through swim lessons, recreation, swim clubs, competitive swim teams and water safety programs year-round at the Y.

Adaptive Swim Program at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Desmond's Story

Before Desmond knew how to swim, “It felt like there was a shark in the water,” he said. At the Y, kids like Desmond overcome fear and learn safety and strokes to make swimming part of a healthy lifestyle.

Now, “It feels like I’m really bonded with the water, and it’s like a soothing peace,” Desmond said.

Help Kids Learn to Swim

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14. But with your support, we can change this statistic and provide more kids in our community life-saving swim lessons and water safety programs.

Y Members Save on Swim Lessons

Y members save up to 50% on youth swim lessons. Not a member? You can join online now.

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