Swimming is a life skill and great form of exercise for people of all ages. The Southwest YMCA outdoor pool opens on Splash Day and offers swim lessons and water exercise programs, in addition to lap and open swim, to help you reach your fitness goals.
Swim Lessons – Group & Private
The YMCA has been the leader in teaching people to swim for more than 100 years. We offer group and private swim lessons for children (at least 6 months of age) and adults. Our instructors use a variety of methods to help swimmers build confidence in the water and develop safety skills that last a lifetime.
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Inclement Weather Procedure:
All pool areas will be closed and lessons will be cancelled if we see lightning or we hear thunder. The pools and deck will close for 30 minutes from the last point of incident.
Please refer to our swimming lesson make up policy should we have to cancel class due to inclement weather. Please contact the YMCA front desk at 817-346-8855 thirty minutes prior to your class if bad weather is in the area.
Swim Testing Procedure:
For the safety of our members, we will require all children under the age of 14 to successfully pass a swim test before they are allowed to swim in deep water.
Children that do not pass the swim test must always be within arm’s length of an actively involved adult caregiver who is in the water with the child, or be wearing a properly fitted USCG approved personal flotation device (PFD).
If the child can stand with their entire head out of the water at any spot of the shallow area, a flotation device or caregiver involvement is not required.
Swim Testing Availability: Swim Testing is available during all open swim times, as long as both lifeguards are not engaged in life guarding the water.
Please encourage all children to check in with the lifeguard prior to getting in the water.
For more information, call the Southwest YMCA at 817-292-9612.