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Fall Session

Fall 1 Session: September 3 - October 19
Member registration begins Monday, August 5
Non-Member registration begins Monday, August 12

Fall 2 Session: October 28 - December 21
Break Week: November 24 - 30

Parent and Child Lessons

Preschool Swim Lessons

School Age Swim Lessons

Flip & Float

(Ages 3 - 5) Flip & Float is a preschool program that spends a half hour in the gymnastics center working on fine and gross motor skills, flexibility, and basic tumbling skills. The next half hour is spent in the pool with minimum time for lessons, but maximum time for fun with woggles, jugs, slides, basketballs, rings, etc.

Swim/Study Program

Strong Swimmer Program Children are bused (supervised by Y staff) immediately after school to the YMCA. After arriving at the Y they receive a healthy snack, some physical activity and swim lessons. It is proven that children who are active after school do better at their homework. This convenient program has everything your child needs in an after school program.

View all Youth Swim Lessons Here

How will I know what level my child should be in?

If your child is currently in lessons, the new swim lesson level will be marked on their report card at the end of their current session. If your child is not enrolled in classes, click here to download our swim lesson level guide

Have other questions? Contact our Aquatics Director Nicole Wenger at 608-325-2003 or

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Private Swim Lessons

Who benefits from private lessons?

  • Children uncomfortable in lessons
  • Older children who are non-swimmers
  • Quick improvement of certain strokes and technique
  • Special needs
  • Big fear of water
  • Want skills learned faster
  • Wants to join swim team and get a head start
  • Lessons scheduled at parents request
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Gators Swim Team

The Green County Family YMCA’s competitive swim team exists to benefit ALL children who show an interest in training and competing.
Benefits of Gator Swim Team:

  • Coached by a 2 time Olympic trial coach
  • Learn the 4 competitive strokes correctly
  • Learn starts, turns, and dive
  • Learn to have a work ethic
  • Learn to be a role model
  • Learn to be a team player

One of the YMCA swim teams objective is to help young athletes develop their full potential, while clarifying their personal values in a positive atmosphere

For the Gators website, click here.

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Inflatable Sundays

The pool is open to Members Only from 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Sundays. Inflatable toys will be out to play with or bring your own! Enjoy an hour of family time in the pool!

Friday Family Fun Night

Open swim for the entire family! Enjoy open swim together on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Families are encouraged to participate together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free for Members
$5/family for non-members

Family Fun Swim

Saturdays from 3:00 - 4:00. Open swim for families only. Free for Members, $5 per family for non-members.

Pool Policies

Parents are welcome to stay in the pool and watch their children in swim lessons. Parents must remain seated on bleachers to watch lessons. Parents will be asked to leave if their presence interferes with lessons or if young siblings are running on deck.

  • Missed swim lessons cannot be made up on different days because of the teacher/student ratio requirement.
  • For open swim, children 7 and under MUST be accompanied one-on-one by an adult, in the pool, at all times.
  • Children wearing any flotation device must be within arms length of parent.
  • Any canceled classes that are out of the YMCA’s control will not be made up unless there is a break week at the end of the session.
  • A $5 late fee will be added to anyone who signs up after classes have begun. This is due to the instructor to child ratio.

Any lifeguard questioning a swimmer’s skill can request the swimmer pass the YMCA swim test: The swimmer must swim “Front Crawl” with rhythmic breathing one length of the pool (25 meters) and tread water for a minimum of 1 minute. If a swimmer is unable to pass these skills, the individual must stay where he/she can touch the bottom of the pool with their head above water.

Members are reminded that accidents and injuries could occur during participation at the YMCA. All participants should understand that they need to be prudent in their actions, keeping safety for themselves and others in mind. The swimming pool is a place where safety is #1. Members and guests are not to distract the lifeguard in any way; participants must obey the pool rules and follow the direction of the lifeguards and instructors. Parents share the responsibility of safety in all areas of the YMCA.

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