Swimming & Aquatics

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Swimming & Aquatics

Swimming at the Y is about building the whole person and developing healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Swimming is not only a life skill, but a great way to keep yourself healthy while limiting the amount of impact on your joints. With the YMCA’s heated pools, we have just what you’re looking for to stay active in the water.

The Y has instructions for swimmers at all levels and ages. Learned skills that are geared to your personal needs with lesson times that work with your schedule. Whether you are a six-month-old newbie or adult novice, we’ve got private and group lessons and plans to expand your water skills and comfort.

To learn more about our Aquatics offerings, please email Susan Nesselrode, Aquatics Director and Head Coach [email protected]

Swim Team & Clinics

Everybody swims and everybody wins with the Y swim team. Our seasons run from September through March, and our skilled coaching staff will help your child with stroke technique and endurance. Do you have a swimmer between 5–18? We’ve got a team for them. Participants must be able to complete the length of the pool without stopping, touching the bottom or holding on to the lane line or wall. Swim your way to fun at the Y.


Are you looking to lifeguard or babysit? The Y’s Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certifications will expand your horizons and income opportunities. In order to become certified, you must complete all prerequisites, pass all skill and written tests, attend all classes and be a dedicated lifesaver!

Our Pools

The Downtown Family Center features an indoor, salt water heated pool. Our Oakbrook Family Center outdoor pool is a great way to keep moving in our hot summer months. For more information, please contact our Welcome Center at 843-486-1464.

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