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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Pool Schedules:


Part-time Lifeguard at the Paula G. Manship YMCA

by Billie Babin | Oct 31, 2016

Lifeguard should be caring, strong, quick to respond, confident, fit and intelligent, with good interpersonal skills.

Must be 16 yeas old
Certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and O2

Weekdays & weekends
Morning, daytime, and evening shifts available

Y lifeguard benefits:
Flexible Schedules
Fun Atmosphere
Free Membership
Training and Career Development
Funded Retirement Plan

Apply in person at the front desk or contact Billie Babin at or 225 767 9622