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.

Session dates:

January 14-February 6

February 11-March 5

March 10-April 2

Class time: 8-30 minute classes 

Tuesday and Thursday


See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

Session dates:

January 11, 18, 25, February 1

February 8, 15, 22, 29

March 14, 21, 28, April 4

Clas time: 4-30 minute classes

Saturday 11:00-11:30 am


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

We realize families have differing abilities to pay, so we offer two voluntary tiers of pricing. The price you choose in no way influences the quality of experience each child receives.

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


Non-Member Tier B:

This is partially subsidized price we offer to keep this program in reach for anyone who would find it difficult to pay the full price.


Family Member Rate:

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

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

Non-Member Tier A:


Financial Assistance:


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