So much water, so little time.

The YMCA has been America's leading swim instructor for more than 100 years and is the most accessible community resource for swimming lessons and water safety.

Swimmers who develop a love of the water and want further instruction can progress to the YMCA of Central Kentucky's competitive swim teams.

Learn how to swim with us! YMCA swimming lessons are a progressive program teaching swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety skills such as floating, treading water and safety entering and exiting a pool. Swim lessons are available for all ages, from infants to adults. Private and semi-private swim lessons are also available. Our swimming programs are led by trained instructors who are certified in CPR and First Aid in addition to their formal swim instructor training. 

We offer swimming lessons for all ages and levels - from infants and toddlers to teens and adults. Our progressive swimming lessons teach kids how to swim through fun activities that teach swim skills, strokes and technique. Adults interested in learning to swim are encouraged to take private or semi-private swimming lessons. 

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

No matter what your age, our swim lessons will build internal strength and positive values that guide their choices and decisions, all while having fun in the water. Both youth and adults gain a tremendous sense of self-worth when they learn swim and improve aquatic skills.

Our private swim lessons are perfect for anyone with classes based around your needs and schedule. They are also a great opportunity for those parents that want the one-on-one atmosphere for their children or for those wanting to make the transition to competitive swimming. Lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention to improve or master their swimming skills.