Swimming Lessons

The Worthington Area YMCA hosts a variety of swimming programs and activities to suit the needs of our community. With group swimming lessons for parents and children, youth, teen and adult lessons and options for private instruction and the Stingray Swim Team. 

swimming lessons

The YMCA of the USA has overhauled their swimming lessons programs begining in 2017. The Worthington Area YMCA has decided to implement the new instruction protocols begining in September. The previous lesson names and distinctions between Pre-school and Youth lessons will no longer be used. Click Here to open an information graphic. 


The Worthington Area YMCA offers private lessons in a 1-on-1 environment. These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention in order to improve their swimming skills. Each session includes five, 30 minute lessons. Private 1:1 Ratio, or Semi Private 1:2 or 1:3 Ratios also available for families. To contact Erin Benz about setting up Private Lessons, Click Here

We understand there will be some confusion on the cross-over, however; our YMCA Aquatics Staff, Front Desk and Management Team are able and willing to answer all of your questions on the new lessons and how your child can be placed into the correct corresponding Stage. For a quick comparison, please see the chart below. 


Swimming Lesson Session Schedules

We want to give our community the best practices of instruction for swimming lessons. As such, we have altered our previous swiming lesson scheduling model. There will now be a five minute break between lesson times to allow transition time for participants and instructors. Please pay attention to the starting time for your lesson. We ask that all spectators return to the Observation Deck after their child has been paired with their instructor. PLEASE, DO NOT SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR CONSECUTIVE LESSONS AT THE SAME REGISTRATION TIME. Children must successfully complete the stage before progressing, if you have a question on where your child stands, please speak with the instructor. 



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