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Swimming Programs

Get ready for aquatic adventures at the Y! YMCA Buffalo Niagara is proud to boast a pool at each of our full facility branches in Western New York. Whether you’re an experienced swimmer or a newcomer to all things water, we offer opportunities for everyone to make a splash…and get swimming! Though programs vary by branch location, swimming offerings at YMCA Buffalo Niagara include:

Swim Lessons From tiny swimmers to adults learning something new, we offer swim lessons for every ability level.

Open Swim A great time to enjoy the pool as a family or swim laps to get a great total body workout.

Water Fitness With classes for every ability level, the pool can be a refreshing place to get in shape.

Swim Teams Feeling competitive? Select branches offer youth swim teams.

Lifeguard Certification Learn how to lifeguard, as well as gain important life skills.

Pool Schedules To learn more about everything going on at your local YMCA pool, please check the pool schedules of your nearest branch location.

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Swimming Programs Offered at the YMCA

Filter Sessions







This class is for the advanced swimmer interested in preparation for swim team. Participant needs to be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and 25 yards butterfly. There will be a strong emphasis on technique development and endurance for I.M. strokes. The class will include instruction on competitive starts, flip turns for skill progression.

Dates: March 7, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Days & Time: Tue, Thu, 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $35.00   Program Member Rate: $105.00