swim-mom-boyAquatic Programs

The Airport Area YMCA offers swim lessons, water aerobics and free swim.

General Information

  • Parent/Child and Pre-School classes are 30 minutes in length
  • School-Age and Adult classes are 45 minutes in length
  • Each session consists of 8 lessons which run Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks
  • Fridays are reserved for rain-out make-up lessons
  • All YMCA swim instructors are certified according to standards set by the YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth


Class Description

Parent/Child Water Adjustment (6-36 Months)

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This class provides the parent and child a positive aquatic environment and experience together under the guidance of a trained YMCA staff member.  With the parent and child in the water together, the child will be exposed to games and activities that use basic skills in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, floating, and breath control.  Children   progress at the own rate and development in a comfortable and fun class setting.

swim-girl-jumpingPreschool Lessons(3–5 Years)

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Pike/Eel: Newer to the aquatics environment, learning to float on their own, learning to jump off the side of the pool, have not mastered kicking or gliding.

Ray/Starfish: Can float on their front or back on their own, do not need floatation devices to swim, learning the crawl stroke, learning rotary breathing, have not mastered the back crawl stroke.

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School-Age Lessons(6 Years and Up)

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Polliwog: Newer to the aquatics environment, learning to float on their own, have not mastered kicking or gliding.

Guppy/Minnow: Do not need floatation devices to swim, learning to swim proficiently using the crawl stroke,learning to swim proficiently using rotary breathing, have not master the back crawl stroke.

Fish/Flying Fish: Can swim 2 lengths of the pool,can use rotary breathing, can use the back crawl stroke,have not mastered the breaststroke or dolphin kick, have not mastered butterfly or open turns.

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Teen and Adult Lessons (16+ Years)


The goal is to help the beginner or non-beginner feel comfortable in the water. Participants can progress at their own rate and learn methods to help overcome their reservations about the water. Trained instructors teach breath control and basics of floating and gliding.

Advanced Beginner

For those that are comfortable in the water but lack the skills to perform basic strokes. Trained instructors teach floating and front and back strokes.


Lesson Cancellation Policies

The pool will be closed and lessons will be cancelled if:

  • We see lightening
  • We hear thunder
  • Our visibility of the bottom of the pool is hindered by rain

The pool will close for 30 minutes from the point of incident
Lessons that have met for at least 20 minutes will not be made-up
The YMCA will make-up only 2 lessons per session due to YMCA cancellation