71% of the World is Water | Children Are 100% Curious

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
The YMCA’s Swim lesson program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up
a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Our swim lesson progression curriculum is geared towards what we know about how children and adults learn and develop.

Private Swim Lessons Available as of 12/17/2020

Children learn water Safety skills best in a group setting.
The Skaneateles Y offers a low student to teacher ratio and we encourage you to explore the group swim options.
We also have available Private children’s swim lessons.
Private lessons are best suited for older children and adults.
 To schedule a lesson or for more information, please contact our front desk at  315-685-2266.

Family Group Swim Lessons  Currently booking  as of 12/17/2020  - Information HERE

We completely understand how difficult it is to schedule swim lessons
for multiple kids and let’s face it, wouldn’t it be nice to have a
little more free time?

Now you can schedule One 30 min session per week for your whole family,
Mom & Dad are welcome to participate too!
Your schedule, your time – it doesn’t get any easier than that.

The details:
• Lessons available for children ages 6 Months – 12 years and their parents.
• Students will work with their instructor to develop current swimming skills and goals.
• Groups can be made up of children and adults.
• Maximum 4 individuals per group.
• Packages consist of 7- 30-minute sessions

Please fill out an interest form at our front desk and our Aquatics Director will connect your group with your swim instructor and scheduled time.
Package Fees
Skaneateles / Auburn Y Members: $350 per session
General public: $400         


Adaptive Aquatics – Everyone can swim  Currently Booking  as of 12/17/20  Information HERE 

Adapted Aquatic Skills, Water Safety, Balance and Mobility.
Ages 13 and younger
• Parents/caregivers welcome.
• Class led by certified water instructors with experience in adaptive aquatics.
• The only class in the pool at the scheduled time.
• Focused on basic water safety and swimming skills, while giving your child a fantastic
experience in the water.
Please inquire as to availability.


Adult Swim Lessons Currently Booking For Skaneateles / Auburn Members as of 12/1/2020  Information HERE

Adult Group swim lessons are offered occasionally and are for adult beginner swimmers.
For more information contact Christine Casazza,

Personal Swim Coaching  currently unavailable

For the  skilled adult swimmer who is  looking to perfect his/her stroke or breathing, our  Aquatics Director
will arrange a 30 minute Swim Coaching session.