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Why swim at the Y?

Whether you're looking for swim classes, want to learn water safety, or enjoy swimming laps, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the YMCA of Greater Cleveland. From lessons to lifeguarding, there is something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Our Aquatics Programs

The Y offers three main types of swimming programs for our members.

Swim Lessons

Learn how to swim and stay safe in the water with personalized lessons for everyone from infants to seniors. Our swimming lessons are led by nationally certified instructors.

Swim Teams

The Y offers two swim teams for children looking to compete through its Northeast Ohio YMCA Swim League.


Become a certified lifeguard with the Y’s comprehensive Lifeguard Training Course. Once completed, attendees will also be certified in CPR and First Aid.