The Y strives to help everyone learn how to swim


We are thrilled to bring back Swimfest LIVE in partnership with News 4 Tucson Lifesaver in 2023. Events like these help keep our community safe and allow us to continue our commitment to educating our community about water safety. This is a FREE event for children 6 months (with their guardian) to 14 years. Participants will attend a 30-minute in-water lesson that focuses on water safety. Families can register their children for swim lessons during the event.

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Group Swim Lessons

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water — but as a guardian, you can’t keep your kids sidelined. By equipping children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water, they’ll be able to reap the health benefits of exercise, bond with family and friends, and take pride in their new skills — safely.

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If your child is 3-6 years old and can swim the length of the pool (50 yd); sign them up for the advanced preschool swim lessons! These lessons will help to refine their stroke technique and advance their swimming skills.  This 45 min class will help your child learn swim strokes and increase their swim endurance. After completing this class your child will be ready for Swim Team Prep!

  • Each session is 45 minutes long.
  • One session is (four classes).  Lessons are available Monday – Thursday or Saturdays.


If your child is interested in the swim team, these lessons will provide the essential coaching necessary for them to succeed on the team. This class is available for youth ages 7-14 years old that can already successfully swim an entire lap of the pool (50 yd). Now they are ready to learn proper competitive stroke techniques while continuing to increase their endurance. Each lesson will build on the previous one as instructors evaluate each swimmer’s performance. These lessons will provide the critical swimming skills to achieve a competitive edge on a swim team.

  • Each lesson is 60 minutes long.
  • One session is (four classes). Classes are available Monday – Thursday or Saturdays.


No matter your goal, our certified swim instructors are here to help! These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention to improve or master their swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participant, and/or guardian determine the goals for the session, and the curriculum is customized to meet these goals.

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