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YMCA Swim Lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit you for a lifetime. Swim lessons nurture swim skills, develop self-esteem and create positive experiences that leave a lasting impression. Group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906 and we continue to serve as America's Swim Instructor.


Classes do reach a capacity so don’t miss out and sign up now!

Please contact   417-588-1177 with questions.


See our policy on staff conduct with minors.



Ages 6 months-3 years

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers ages 6-36 months learn to be safe and comfortable in the water. This class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.


Ages 3-5 years

This class for kids ages 3-5 encourages safe water exploration through the introduction of basic self-rescue skills. Preschoolers learn the swim-float-swim sequence in addition to the jump-push-turn-grab safety sequence.

Class Time:  5:30 - 6 pm


Ages 6-14 years

Students ages 6-14 continue to master the fundamentals of swimming and build stroke technique. Kids work on treading water, learn the front and back crawls, breaststroke and butterfly to build confidence in the water and cultivate a passion for aquatic activity.

Class Time:  6:05 - 6:50 pm

Swim Lesson Program Fees

Non-Member Rate: 8-class sessions:


Family Member Rate:  8-class sessions


*$10 late fee after deadline, Youth Memberships do not qualify for member discount



Private and Semi-Private swim lessons are a great option for swimmers looking to catch up or get ahead. These lessons give you individualized attention to help improve or master swimming skills. You set the agenda by working with the instructor to determine goals. Curriculum is customized to meet these goals.


Private swim lessons are available for anyone ages 6 months and up. Class times are appointment-based only.

Please contact 417-588-1177 with questions.


See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

Private Lesson Pricing (6 Sessions)
YMCA Family Members


YMCA Non-Family Members


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The Lebanon Family YMCA Yellow Jackets Swim Team offers the opportunity for strong individual growth through a dynamic team experience. Team members make news 

Requirements: All swimmers must be able to swim at least 25 Meters across unassisted and without rest.

Swimmers must have YMCA family memberships in order to compete in meets

Parent Meeting: August 24th @ 5:30 pm

Fall/Winter Season: September 6 - December 15

Beginner Rates




Meeting: Tues & Thurs

Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m. @ Lebanon YMCA

Advanced/Intermediate Rates




Meeting: Mon, Tues, Thurs  

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ Lebanon YMCA

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AGES 5-18

At the beginner level swimmers are taught the 4 strokes that are used in competitive swim (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle).

They will be taught to perform each of these strokes at a legal level for the Highland Area Association. These swimmers will also be learning the 4 legal turns for each of the 4 strokes.

The most important thing these swimmers will be learning is that swimming is not just a great place to make friends, but also to have fun and enjoy swimming.


AGES 5-21

With this group knowing the basic knowledge of each stroke and turns, these swimmers will start to build and improve on each stroke technique and turn. This group will also start building into difficult practices and endurance workouts and, introduced to interval training.


AGES 5-21

At our highest-level group these swimmers will be building on into even more precise stroke techniques and turns. In this group swimmers will be exposed to difficult workouts with much more interval-based sets.


All day every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday seniors can enjoy the Y for free!

This offer is good every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday to residents of the City of Lebanon aged 60+.

You must bring a photo ID at each visit. 

Proudly presented in partnership with the City of Lebanon:


Lifeguard Certification Class

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.


The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and how to take action to help those in danger when necessary. The course includes accident prevention, guarding techniques, pool management and even more safety skills.

Age: Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

Prerequisites: Must pass all required swimming skills and rescue skills to receive certification. If you continue in the class after the prerequisite swim and you do not pass the course you will not be issued a refund.

Attendance: You must attend all days and all times in full to receive your certification. Make-up classes will not be issued for your absence.

Required swimming skills:

  • Swim 300 meters using the front crawl and breaststroke (goggles may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds without goggles: Starting in the water, you must swim 20 yards with your face in or out of the water, surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 8 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face out of the water, then exit the water.