Aquatics Contacts


America's swim instructor. That is how the Y is recognized for its pioneering work in the field of swimming. Home to the world's first filtered pool, and more importantly, the first group Swim Lessons, the Y has a long history and excellent reputation of teaching people how to swim.

Participants are grouped together based on their age and ability level.  The Y offers both group lessons and private lessons.


Parent/Child (6-36 months)
This fun, water orientation class is designed for children 6-36 months. Parents are taught helpful ways to practice movements in the water with their children along with safety information and activities for development.

Preschool (ages 3-5)
The preschool classes offer progressive swim lessons. The lessons start with basic swimming skills and work toward the development of breath control and longer distance swimming.

Youth (ages 6-14)
Participants are divided into six levels of skill progression while developing greater swimming ability.

Participants are grouped with peers of similar ability while working on improving their swimming skills.

Group Lessons:

4 Lessons:
Members: $40
Program Participants: $60

8 Lessons:
Members: $75
Program Participants: $105

12 Lessons:
Members: $105
Program Participants: $145

Private Lessons (one-on-one):

Private swimming lessons are a great opportunity to learn to swim from a skilled teacher on a one-on-one basis. Lessons are available for all ages at all levels.

Private Lesson Fees:

4 Lessons:
Members: $110
Program Participants: $160

8 Lessons:
Members: $200
Program Participants: $250

12 Lessons:
Members: $290
Program Participants: $340

Family Swim Lessons

Four, 45 minute Lessons:
Members: $99/session
Program Participants: $126/session
Price includes a family of 4; $20/person for additional family members 

Click here to download the aquatics brochure.

Click here to download the aquatics parent handbook and class descriptions.

Aquatics Programs

▼ Swimming lessons
Swim teams
Lifeguard certification
▼ Recreational swim
▼ Lap swimming
Water Exercise
▼ Masters swim
Splash Program 
Terrific Turtles 


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Group Swimming Lessons at the Paula G. Manship YMCA

by YMCA of Capital Area Administrator | May 02, 2016

Summer Group Swimming Lessons

Make a splash with youth, preschool and Parent/child swimming lessons at the Y! Swimming lessons offer children in our community the opportunity to gain confidence in the water, learn water safety, play games and grow through character development. Swimming lessons are taught by trained YMCA swimming lessons instructors.
Youth swimming lessons are designed for children ages 6 & older.
Preschool swimming lessons are for children ages 3 to 5 years.
Parent/child swimming lessons are an introductory swim class for children 6 to 36 months.

WHEN: Session 1: May 23rd—June 2nd
Session 2: June 6th—16th
Session 3: June 20th—30th
Session 4: July 5th—15th
Session 5: July 18th—28th
Session 6: August 1st—11th 

PRICE: $60 Members, $105 Program Participants

TIME: Lessons will be held during scheduled time Monday—Thursday 

8100 YMCA Plaza Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225 767 9622,