Free Swim Lessons

FREE SWIM LESSONS

The Hastings YMCA has received a grant to offer free swimming lessons to low-income families! Here at the Y, we know that a child who learns how to swim builds confidence with every stroke.

Swim lessons are important in a child’s life because it equips them with the skills that they need to feel safe around the water and put your mind at ease. Learning to swim not only allows kids to have fun in the water, but it can also save their life by teaching them how to stay afloat in the water!

“At the YMCA we want everyone in our community to learn safety around water. We specifically do that by teaching swim lesson. It’s important for everyone to know how to swim because water can be very dangerous. Approximately 3,500 people a year die in the United States as a result of drowning. We want to do all we can to prevent this from happening. This grant will allow more kids who can’t afford swim lessons the opportunity to learn. ” – Troy Stickels, Hastings YMCA CEO

With these free swim lessons, we hope that this opportunity opens doors for individuals who couldn’t afford it before. We want every child to have the opportunity to participate in swim lessons at the YMCA and help us build a safer and stronger community!

We have limited spots available for free lessons so be sure to sign up soon!

See if you qualify here

Session 1:

  • August 2 – August 10 (August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th)
  • Registration Deadline: July 31
  • Ages 4 – 14 years old

Available Classes:

  • Swim Basics
    9:00 AM – 9:40 AM
  • Swim Basics
    9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
  • Learn to Swim
    10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
  • Learn to Swim
    11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

Session 2:

  • August 17 – September 9 (Tuesdays/Thursdays)
  • Registration Deadline: August 16
  • Ages 4 – 14 years old

Available Classes:

  • Swim Basics
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Swim Basics
    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Learn to Swim
    6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Learn to Swim
    7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE SWIM LESSONS MUST BE REGISTER FOR IN-HOUSE AT THE YMCA

Please bring proof of income when registering. If you currently are on financial assistance at the YMCA you do not need to bring proof of income.