asian girl swimming in poolWater safety is a critical skill that everyone should learn, regardless of their age. It’s not just about being able to swim – it’s about understanding how to be safe and confident in and around water. At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we’re committed to promoting water safety through our comprehensive swim programs. 

Understanding the Importance of Water Safety 

Every year, thousands of people, including children, are involved in water-related accidents. Many of these incidents can be prevented with proper knowledge and understanding of water safety. It’s not just large bodies of water like oceans and lakes that pose a risk. Smaller bodies of water like swimming pools, hot tubs, and even bathtubs can be dangerous, especially for young children. 

Swim Lessons at YMCA of Greater Whittier 

At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we offer swim lessons for all ages, from infants to adults. Our swim programs are designed to teach water safety skills alongside swimming techniques. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to swim and understand how to be safe in and around water. 

Our swim lessons are taught by certified instructors who are trained to make learning to swim a fun and rewarding experience. They work with each student individually to ensure they’re comfortable and progressing at their own pace. 

Infant and Toddler Swim Lessons 

For our youngest members, we offer parent-child swimming lessons. These classes are designed to help babies and toddlers become comfortable in the water at an early age. Parents or caregivers join their children in the water, learning alongside them. These classes not only teach basic water safety and introduce swimming skills but also provide a wonderful opportunity for bonding. 

Youth Swim Lessons 

For older children, we offer progressive swimming lessons that teach a range of swimming techniques and water safety skills. From learning how to float and basic swim strokes to more advanced techniques, our youth swim lessons are designed to equip children with the skills they need to be confident and safe in the water. 

Adult Swim Lessons 

It’s never too late to learn to swim. Our adult swim lessons cater to beginners through to advanced swimmers. Whether you’ve never been in the water before, or you’re looking to refine your strokes, our instructors can provide the guidance and support you need. 

Water safety is a crucial life skill that everyone should learn. At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, we’re proud to offer comprehensive swim programs that promote water safety and teach swimming skills. Whether you’re a parent looking to introduce your child to the water, a youth wanting to improve your swimming, or an adult learning to swim for the first time, our YMCA is here to support you on your swimming journey.