swimFor over a century, the Y has been teaching people to swim. We offer a variety of programs for all ages and abilities, including swim lessons, water fitness classes and water safety and rescue.

Stay healthy and active with our 25-yard lap  pool or our warm-water therapy pool.  For pool schedules, click here or stop by the front desk. For more information about swimming at the Y, contact Tiffany Petts, Aquatics Director at ext. 37.

Train at the y for the 12th Annual TRY Knox County triathlon on June 10, 2018. Swimming biking, running, core and strength training for all fitness levels. Open to both men and women.
Day/Time          2018 Session Dates Begin Week of March 19
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30pm-7pm & Sat. 8am-10am
Fee                      Member, $100; Non-Member, $175

Swim Lessons at the Y teach children skills critical to water safety, social interaction, fun, and lifelong fitness. Participants move at their own pace building a sense of confidence and accomplishment as the progress. Swim lessons are broken up by skill age and level. For more information, contact Tiffany Petts at ext. 37 or view our program guide.

Each session runs 4 weeks with 8 classes. Your choice of Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, or Saturday. Minimum enrollment of four required to run classes.

Monday & WednesdayTuesday & ThursdaySaturday
September 10-October 3September 11-October 4September 8-October 27
October 8-31October 9-November 1
November 5-December 3November 6-December 4(No Class November 21 & 22)

Youth Swim Lessons (3 years and older)
A progression of water skills learned throughout seven levels from beginner to advanced.
Day/Time            Mon. & Wed., 6-6:30pm; Tues. & Thurs. 6-6:30pm
(See session dates above.)
Ages                      3 years and older
Fee                        Member, $55; Non-Member, $75

Parent/Child Class (6 months to 3 years)
Promotes water enrichment and swimming readiness activities.  For children and their guardians. OFFERED ONLY APRIL THROUGH SEPTEMBER.
Day/Time     Tues. & Thurs., 6-6:30pm
Ages                6 months to 3 years
Fee                  Member, $55; Non-Member, $75

Private Swim Lessons
For children and adults who want one-on-one lessons to perfect a particular stroke or for the beginner who would feel more comfortable in a private lesson. Contact Tiffany Petts at ext. 37 to schedule.

Fee          Member, $15 per 1/2 hr; 2 Members, $21 per 1/2 hr
Non-Member, $21 per 1/2 hr; 2 Non-Members, $27 per 1/2 hr

Splash Swim Lessons (April-September ONLY)
Splash session run 2 weeks with 8 classes for the summer months.
Day/Time  Mon.-Thurs., 10:00-10:30 a.m. or 6:30 -7:00 p.m.
(Friday as a makeup day for weather.)
Ages 3-12
Fee    Y Memeber, $55; Non-Member, $75
Session 1 – June 11-21
Session 2 – June 25-July 6
Session 3 – June 9-19

Our shallow water aerobic fitness classes promote cardiovascular health, muscle tone, endurance and flexibility without stress on the joints.  Swimming skills are not necessary.  Classes run year-round. View the schedule.

At the Y, we teach water safety one lap at a time. View our program guide.
Blended learning classes combine online learning with hands-on sessions.

2018 American Red Cross Lifeguarding: Certification – MUST BE ABLE TO PASS REQUIRED SWIM TEST
Water safety is an important part of our YMCA. The ARC Certification at the will give you everything you need to know to become a certified instructor.
Dates/Times       March 15-18 – Thurs. 6pm-10pm, Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-Completion
April 12-15 – Thurs. 6pm-10pm, Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-Completion
May 17-20 – Thurs. 6pm-10pm, Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-Completion
May 29, 30, 31 – Tues., Wed., Thurs., 9am-4pm
Ages                     15 and Older
Fee                       $180

2018 American Red Cross Lifeguarding: Recertification
Review of lifeguarding skills and core knowledge for lifeguard re-certification. Certification cannot be more than 1 month expired.
Proof of certification required.
Days/Times          April 27 & 28 – Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-5pm
May 11 & 12 – Fr. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-5pm
Ages                       15 and Older
Fee                         $105