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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Registration Forms:

Pool Schedules:


Winter & Spring Group Swim Lessons at the Paula G. Manship

by Billie Babin | Jan 20, 2017

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.

School Age swimming lessons are designed for children ages 6 to 12 years
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.
Teen & Adult swimming lessons are for teens & adults 13 + years

WHEN: February 6th - March 4th, March 6th - April 1st, April 3rd - April 29th & May 1st - May 27th

TIME: Lessons will be held during scheduled time Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday or Saturday

8100 YMCA Plaza Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225 767 9622,
Swim Lessons Registration Form WINTER 2017

Swim Lessons Registration Form SPRING 2017