At the Y, our swim lessons build skills, confidence and character. Our new curriculum focuses on developing sequence-based skill sets that build on one another. Students will learn faster, be safer sooner, and progress more quickly through the various levels.


Parent and child lessons. Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Classes are 30 min. long.

Ages: 6 months - 3 years.

Water Discovery: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Water Exploration: Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

 Tues/Thurs  6:30 - 7:00 pm

Swim Starters Fees: Members $28 Community $58


Recommended skills to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills. Classes are 30 min. long.
Ages: 3 years and older

  1. Water Acclimation: Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills.
  2. Water Movement: Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills.
  3. Water Stamina: Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
 Ages 3-5  
 Tues/Thurs   5:30 - 6:00 pm
 Mon/Wed (All Ages)  5:30 - 6:00 pm
 Ages 5 and up  
 Tues/Thurs  6:00 - 6:30 pm
 Mon/Wed (All Ages)  5:30 - 6:00 pm

Swim Basics Fees: Members $33 Community $68


Skills to support a healthy lifestyle. Having mastered the basics, students of any age learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that foster a lifetime of physical activity. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Ages: 5 years and older

  1. Stroke Introduction: Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
  2. Stroke Development: Introduces breastroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
  3. Stroke Mechanics: Refinces stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
 Tues/Thurs  6:30 pm

Swim Strokes Fees: Members $33 Community $68


Adult, children & family 1/2 hour long lessons are available. Contact Caleb Taylor for more information or to schedule.

Private Lesson Fees:
Members-1 lesson $15/5 lesson package $60
Community-1 lesson $20/5 lesson package $85


Have multiple children? Do you want them to take swim lessons together? Going on vacation and need to brush up on your swimming skills? Check out our Semi-Private lesson. Semi-Private lessons must have 3 or more people. Contact Caleb Taylor to set up dates and times. 3 to 1 student/teacher ratio. Price is per person for a total of 10 lessons.

Semi-Private Fees: Y Members $40 Community $75


This class provides specialized instruction and training for competitive swimming, skill development, athletic training and physical endurance. Children must be able to swim 25 yards to attend this class. Ages 5 and up.
Instructor: Assistant Swim Team Coach Caleb Taylor

 Tues/Thurs  5:30 - 6:15 pm

Pre-Competitive Fees: Members $33 Community $68

Sponsorships are available for all swim lessons. Call or email Aquatics Coordinator Caleb Taylor (647-1616) or cantonymcaaquatics@gmail.com for more infomation.