Swim Lessons

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.

Class time: 8-30 minute classes 

Tuesday / Thursday

11:15 - 11:45 am

5:30  - 6:00 pm

6:15 - 6:45 pm


10:00 - 10:30 am

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.



Swimming Trainer with Students


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 4-6 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.

School Age

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.

Program Fees

Non-Member Rate: (8 Classes)

This price is based on the actual cost for us to offer this program.


Non-Member Rate: (4 Classes)


Family Member Rate: (8 Classes)


Family membership at the YMCA includes many great free activities, as well as program discounts.


Financial Assistance:  (8 Classes)


If your child receives free or reduced lunch at school, he or she may participate at this rate.

Please bring current Free Lunch Letter to the Monett Area YMCA to receive this rate


Financial Assistance:  (4 Classes)

Family Member Rate: (4 Classes)

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to swim year-round and are set up to meet your scheduling needs. Students receive one-on-one teaching resulting in faster learning. Adult or Youth private lessons (ages 3+) are available. Parents will be contacted to set up appointments.


Individual Private Lessons

6 lessons, 30 minutes each

Cost: $100/Members; $135/Non-Members


Semi-Private Lessons

6 lessons, 30 minutes each


Members: $150 for up to 3 from the same family

Non-Members: $200 for up to 3 from the same family

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.


Swim Team

Swimmers ages 4-21 will work on all 4 strokes developing proper technique and training for competitive opportunities. Monthly swim meet opportunities will exist and are encouraged, but not required. 


No previous competitive swimming experience is required, but participants must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) confidently on both the stomach and back. Proper technique is not required, but strong forward motion without stopping is.


For more information contact Julie Browning at 417-235-8213 or  jbrowning@orymca.org


See our policy on staff conduct with minors.




Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday Mornings

Session dates:

January 4 - March 28

Class times:

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Saturday Practice:

9:30 -11:00 am


$85 for 2-day practices (Monday / Wednesday)

$135 for 4-day practice


$20 for required competitive fins

*YMCA Family Membership is required for participation on the swim team, meet fees are extra. 

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