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Swim Lessons
As the largest provider of swim lessons in the country, there’s no one more qualified than the Y to ensure swimmers build confidence with every stroke.

Welcoming kids and adults of all ages and abilities, our program offers a clear progression track to monitor achievement while every lesson emphasizes personal safety around water. Whether you’re just starting out or want to improve your stroke technique, each instructor tailors lessons to fit the needs of of students in the class.

Swimming is a low-impact sport that works all your muscle groups and builds cardiovascular endurance. It also stretches and lengthens your body, improving your posture. The support of the water and the lack of joint impact make swimming a good choice for people who are unable to undertake high-impact activities.

Adult swim lessons are brought to you by:

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Swimming at the Y helps your child...

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Build Self-confidence
Mastering a new skill boosts self-confidence and helps people take on further challenges. Swim lessons at any age can lead to the confidence to try new activities.
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Gain New Skills
Swim lessons help all ages gain swimming skills, understand safety around water and develop a passion for swimming that can create habits that support healthy living.
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Build Discipline
Swimming requires dedication and practice to master skills. Swim lessons, swim team and skills classes can help new and seasoned swimmers increase their discipline and stamina in the sport.
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Increase Water Safety
Swim lessons and safety around water programs teach important safety skills to prevent drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death among youth.

Group Swim Lessons

We offer a variety of group swim lessons for different age groups and skill levels. We strive to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. 

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Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great option for individuals who are looking to enhance their swimming skills and endurance. Whether beginner or advanced, private lessons are a great option for all ages and abilities with a one-on-one personalized approach.

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It's Never Too Late to Learn to Swim

“Knowing how to swim is going to better me as a person because it’s just something new I know how to do.”
-Ito Smith, NFL Player and Former Atlanta Falcon

Become a Lifeguard

Lifeguard Certification and Aquatic Safety programs are available at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

Safety Around Water

Learning to be safe around water is a necessity for all ages. Water safety is a priority at the Y.

Join Swim Team

Becoming a member of the YMCA swim team means fun, fitness, and teamwork.