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Swim Lessons

From preschoolers to adults, we specialize in all aspects of water safety and lifelong swim skills ranging from overcoming fear of water to upper level stroke development. Learning to swim at the Y is about more than just stroke development. It's a swimmer-centered approach, where students learn through play, hands-on exercises and creative repetition. Children are taught in small groups with swimmers at their skill level. When ready, swimmers can apply their skills to upper level programs like swim team, lap swimming for exercise, lifeguard training and Masters Swimming.

Swimming is an activity you can enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the exercise, sport and fun that is swimming!

  • Nov 9, 2017, 14:49 PM

    Accelerated Swim Lessons
    Summer, 2018

    They are back and just in time for the summer! Join us for swim lesson offered four days in a row . View online registration links (below) for a full listing of days/times available.

    Monday-Thursday, June 18-August 20
    Lessons held in our indoor aquatics center at the Doylestown branch

    Warminster, Monday-Thursday, June 25-August 16
    Lessons held in the outdoor pool at the German VE Club, 130 Davisville Road, Warminster

Swim Lesson Upgrade

We’ve updated our lessons to increase the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels, focusing first on basic water safety and then growing to introduce strokes and technique.

At the Y, we strive to create more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime. The NEW Y curriculum breaks swim instruction into 3 tiers: Swim Starters, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes. This ensures all students focus on the ‘Safety Around Water’ benchmark stills: ‘Swim, Float, Swim’ and ‘Jump, push (or swim), turn, grab’ and then continue on to become efficient and strong swimmers. (Read full article with class descriptions here)

Register for classes online below or stop by our Welcome Center anytime!

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

YMCA aquatics offer private and semi-private lessons to allow students to work one-on-one with an instructor on their particular goals and needs. Whether you child is not able to submerge or wants to work on upper-level stroke development, the Y has an instructor that can meet your needs and schedule. Register below and contact Becky Connor to schedule at 215.348.8131, x1159.



Svetlana  Barker
Director of Aquatics

215.348.8131, x1128



Doylestown - Aquatics Swim Specialties

Aug 15, 2016, 09:50 AM
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Doylestown - Aquatics Swim Specialties

Aug 15, 2016, 09:50 AM
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Program Guides

Additional Information


Beginning January 1, all youth under age 16 will have their swim ability evaluated before participating in recreational swim in our facility. Read full details HERE.

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We really love having M as an instructor for our son and he really likes her a lot. She's been so patient and positive with him. Thank you so much for everything she's done for him over the last 9 months. We know he's a handful and she's really taught him so much, while keeping him focused.  We really appreciate all of her efforts! She has been a wonderful teacher and a mature, responsible, kind and caring young woman!

I just want to say you do an amazing job! I love how you keep us informed and excited about up coming swimming. I have never been so impressed with the service of a gym as I have with the YMCA and a lot of it has to do with the teachers, and the programs offered with swimming. It is seamless and very well organized! Well done and thank you. ~Shannon Cowan, January, 2017
‚ÄčI'm so happy that the Y is helping children learn how to be safe in the water. My daughter has been to two classes so far and I already see a big difference in her confidence level.  My daughter loves it here so much! - M. Velez