On Nov 21, all three Ys will close at noon. On Nov 22, the Arapahoe and Mapleton Ys are closed. Some areas of the Longmont Y are open 9:00am-noon. There will be no Gym Ventures on Nov 23.

TEEN & ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your stroke, adult swim lessons are a great place to improve your swimming skills or add swimming to mix up a workout. Swim lessons held in Boulder, Lafayette and Longmont.

SWIM BASICS

Swim Basics are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety and basic swimming skills, focusing on swimming to safety. 

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. In water acclimation, swimmers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the participant’s future progress in swimming.

Stage 2: Water Movement

In this class, swimmers are taught skills that focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also reinforcing how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3: Water Stamina

In the class, swimmers focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, students learn how to swim to safety.

SWIM STROKES

Swim Strokes include three stages that cover introduction and refinement of swimming strokes as well as cultivating a healthy lifestyle.

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety.

Stage 5: Stroke Development

In this class, students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

In this class, students refine their stroke technique on all of the major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming and how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

FALL SWIM LESSONS

TEEN (AGES 13-17)

Registration closes three days prior to the lesson start date to give us time to coordinate instructors/ratios. If you would like to sign up for lessons after registration closes, call the Aquatics Department to see if space is available. A late fee will be applied.

Teen Lessons at the Arapahoe Y

Sundays
9:25-9:55am

  • Oct 7-28
  • Nov 25-Dec 16

Fee
Member: $40
Non-member: $60

Register for Teen Swim Lessons at Arapahoe

Teen Lessons at the Longmont Y

Wednesdays
5:40-6:10pm

  • Sept 5-26
  • Oct 3-24
  • Nov 28-Dec 19

Saturdays
10:20-10:50am

  • Sept 8-29
  • Oct 6-27
  • Oct 3-17*
  • Nov 1-22

Fee
Member: $30/*$22.50
Non-member: $55/*$37.50

Register for Teen Swim Lessons at Longmont

Teen Lessons at the Mapleton Y

Saturdays
8:25-8:55am

  • Sept 8-29
  • Oct 6-27
  • Nov 3-17*
  • Dec 1-22

Fee
Member: $40/*$30
Non-member: $60/*$45

Register for Teen Swim Lessons at Mapleton

FALL SWIM LESSONS

ADULT (AGES 18+)

Registration closes three days prior to the lesson start date to give us time to coordinate instructors/ratios. If you would like to sign up for lessons after registration closes, call the Aquatics Department to see if space is available. A late fee will be applied.

Adult Lessons at the Arapahoe Y

Sundays
9:25-9:55am

  • Oct 7-28
  • Nov 25-Dec 16

Fee
Member: $40
Non-member: $60

Register for Adult Swim Lessons at Arapahoe

Teen Lessons at the Longmont Y

Saturdays
10:20-10:50am

  • Sept 8-29
  • Oct 6-27
  • Oct 3-17*
  • Nov 1-22

Fee
Member: $30/*$22.50
Non-member: $55/*$37.50

Register for Adult Swim Lessons at Longmont

Teen Lessons at the Mapleton Y

Saturdays
8:25-8:55am

  • Sept 8-29
  • Oct 6-27
  • Nov 3-17*
  • Dec 1-22

Fee
Member: $40/*$30
Non-member: $60/*$45

Register for Adult Swim Lessons at Mapleton

Not sure which lessons to sign up for? Use our lesson flow chart to help you decide.

Swim Lesson Flow Chart

Aquatics: Arapahoe Y

303-443-4474 ext. 3500
ArapahoeAquatics@ymcabv.org

Aquatics: Ed & Ruth Lehman Y

303-443-4474 ext. 5500
LongmontAquatics@ymcabv.org

Aquatics: Mapleton Y

303-443-4474 ext. 2501
MapletonAquatics@ymcabv.org