Swimming is a life skill, a great exercise and a challenging sport. Keep your child safe and healthy today by registering them in swim lessons here at our Y. We offer swim lessons for all ages, all levels and needs. Group classes begin every 5 weeks during our Program Sessions. Please see our Schedules to see the days and times lessons are offered. See our Schedules pages for most recent Swim Lesson Schedule.


Price: $10 - Members

         $30 - Non-Members



Promotes water enrichment and aquatic-readiness activities for children and their parents or other trusted adults. In this program, the developmental experiences of each child are used to build the child's self-confidence. Parents learn from the instructor's example how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and appropriate praise. (Ages 6 months to 3 years)



These lessons offer children experience in the water without a parent. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming, such as water propulsion, floating, body awareness and independence. They are also taught some general aquatic safety and pool games. Children will be taught with and without the use of various instructional flotation devices. These programs follow the YMCA of the USA’s guidelines to swim lessons. There is a focus on five main points: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue. (Ages 3 to 13)



• Pike (Beginner)

• Eel (Intermediate)

• Ray (Advanced Intermediate)

• Starfish (Advanced)

• Polliwog (Beginner)

• Guppy (Advanced Beginner)

• Minnow (Intermediate)

• Fish (Advanced Intermediate)

• Flying Fish (Advanced)

• Shark (Advanced)

NOTE: No previous swim lessons from our Y:

Ages 3-5 (enroll in Pike class)

Ages 6-12 (enroll in Polliwog class)

Ages 13 & above (enroll in Adult lessons)



601 W. 40th Place

Hobart, IN 46342

(P) 219-942-2183

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 5:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 5:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday:  12:00am - 4:00am

Child Watch

Monday - Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

(Ages 6 Months - 12 Years Old)

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-8:00pm

(Ages 2 Years Old - 12 Years Old)

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The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click here for our financial assistance application