The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, swimming competitively or taking water exercise classes, members are
in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.
All ages - from infants to seniors - can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings to find one that fits your family's busy schedule.
The Greater Holyoke YMCA has 2 indoor heated pools, one is a 6 lane, 25 yard lap pool that is 81 degrees and the other is a 4 lane, 20 yard warm water pool which is kept at 86 degrees.
NURTURING SKILLS AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN THE WATER
For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better
us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a
lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. Y swim instructors are nationally certified. Their training includes CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Swim lessons provide important life
skills that could save a life and will benefit students for a lifetime.