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YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
We offer swim classes for infants, toddlers, school-age youths, and teens in classes that are suited to their skill level because at the Y, we believe kids of all ages should have the opportunity to learn how to swim.
If you're unsure of what class to sign your child up for, click here for help selecting a level.
ADULT/TEEN SWIM LESSONS
These classes are for adult and teen participants of all levels looking to overcome a fear of water, improve their stroke, or train for an event. Basic stroke techniques will be covered. For more information about adult and teen swim lessons, contact your local branch.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
If you prefer to work one on one with an instructor or are looking to focus on a specific aspect of swimming, private lessons are an option. One session consists of four 30 minute lessons; these 4 week session dates will run in conjunction with the group swim lesson dates. New changes to the process allow you to register online, on our mobile app, and at the membership desk. Additionally, at the time of registration you can view availability of instructors and sign-up directly with the instructor of your choice.
Semi-private lessons are also available for two students to work with one instructor. This is a great option for siblings!
Contact your local branch for more information about private lessons and the new registration process.
Learn to save a life at the Y! The South Sound YMCA offers a 4-day course to earn American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer certifications at the Briggs YMCA. As a blended learning course, there are 7 hours e-learning required prior to first day of class.
Must be 15 years of age or older. Must pass swimming pre-test prior to first day of class (schedule with the instructor). Pre-test consists of 300 Yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs, hands must be under the armpits. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: Starting in water, swim 20 yards (no goggles allowed). Surface dive feet or head first to 9 foot depth and retrieve 10 lb. brick. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the brick on chest and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water. Exit the water without using the steps.
The pool is reserved for members who wish to participate in water activities, as well as to relax and enjoy our pool. It is a great time to work out independently or have family time to play together in the pool.
Welcome to the great world of competitive swimming! The South Sound YMCA swim team program is focused on offering an enjoyable and rewarding challenge for your children. We are dedicated to providing a quality, competitive activity founded on the full development of each athlete.
Synchronized swimming challenges the creativity of swimmers by combining the movements of dance with swimming skills. Students work to improve stroke, form, and endurance while gaining confidence and poise. Swimmers may participate in performances and competitions, and must be able to swim at a level 5 or higher.
Synchro Swimming Lessons
Looking for a fun, challenging, new way to move in the water? Do you love to swim, dance, and perform? Try the sport of synchronized swimming! The Y offers beginning, synchronized swimming lessons for all ages. Come join the fun, and make new friends while learning synchro.
The Olympia Synchro Club (OSC) was founded in 1990 and competes at the national level. Contact the Briggs Community Branch to learn more.