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Swim Lessons

“Celebrating a Century of SWIMMING”

YMCA’s have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Y aquatics offers the opportunity to participate in programs during every phase of life: Parent/child introductory programs, pre-school and youth progressive swim lessons (the YMCA’s third most widely offered program nationwide), adult programs, boy & girl scout nights, lap swimming and family fun!


Kim Lavallee

Aquatics Director
YMCA of Greater Springfield
P: 413.206.5724
F: 413.599.1475

Spring Lessons

February 27 - April 15
(7-week session)

Members: $70 / Non-Members: $126

Parent/Child Lessons (6-36 MONTHS)

(30-minute classes)

1. Water Discovery (6-18 months): Monday 4:30 pm-5:00 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-9:30 am

2. Water Exploration (19-36 months): Monday 5:15 pm-5:45 pm, Wednesday 5:15 pm-5:45 pm, Saturday 9:30 am-10:00 am

Preschool Lessons (3-5 Years)

(30-minute classes)

1. Water Acclimation (warm pool): Monday 4:00 pm-4:30 pm, Monday 4:30 pm-5:00 pm, Monday 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, Wednesday 4:00 pm-4:30 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-9:30 am, Saturday 10:45 am-11:15 am

2. Water Movement (warm pool): Monday 5:15 pm-5:45 pm, Monday 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, Wednesday 4:00 pm-4:30 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm-5:00 pm, Wednesday 6:30 pm-7:00 pm, Saturday 10:15 am-10:4 5 am, Saturday 10:45 am-11:15 am, Saturday 11:15 am-11:45 am

3. Water Stamina (warm pool): Monday 4:00 pm-4:30 pm, Monday 6:30 pm-7:00 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, Wednesday 6:30 pm-7:00 pm, Saturday 10:15 am-10:45 am, Saturday 11:15 am-11:45 am

4. Stroke Introduction (cold pool): Monday 6:30 pm-7:00 pm, Wednesday 5:15 pm-5:45 pm, Saturday 9:30 am-10:00 am

Youth Lessons (6 Years+)

(45 minute classes)

1. Water Acclimation (Beginner 1): Monday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Wednesday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-9:45 am

2. Water Movement (Beginner 2): Monday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Monday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Wednesday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-9:45 am, Saturday 10:00 am-10:45 am

3. Water Stamina (Intermediate 1): Monday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Monday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Wednesday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-10:45 am, Saturday 11:00 am-11:45 am

4. Stroke Introduction (Intermediate 2): Monday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Monday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Wednesday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Wednesday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-9:45 am, Saturday 11:00 am-11:45 am

5. Stroke Development (Advanced 1): Monday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Wednesday 4:00 pm-4:45 pm, Saturday 11:00 am-11:45 am

6. Stroke Mechanics(Advanced 2): Monday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm, Wednesday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-10:45 am

Adult Lessons

(45-minute classes)

1. Adult beginner Water Acclimation: Tuesday 4:45 pm-5:00 pm

2. Adult beginner Stroke Introduction: Tuesday 5:00 pm-5:45 pm

3. Adult advanced Stroke Mechanics: 5:45 pm-6:30 pm

4. Masters: Tuesday 6:30 pm-7:30 pm



Scantic Valley YMCA Aquatics Center

Two 75-foot pools offer access to everyone. The aquatics center has been designed for everyone to enjoy, in the water or out. Our large windows allow viewing from seats in the hallway area, deck seating allows spectators to get closer to the action. Our zero-entry depth, wheelchair accessible, shallow warm water pool is kept at a temperature of 88 – 90 degrees. Both pools are supervised by a lifeguard at all times. Throughout the day there are many opportunities for swimming lessons, therapy, or open swimming.


Enjoy the co-ed steam and sauna located in the aquatics center.

Make-Up Policy for All Aquatic Classes

We cannot offer makeups, credits, or refunds for any missed classes during the session.
Classes that are canceled for any reason by the YMCA will be re-scheduled by the Aquatics Department. Please note any class with fewer than three participants is subject to cancellation.

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