Learn to Swim at the Y!

We believe that swimming is an essential skill for kids of all ages. Our swim lesson program provides guidance and instruction tailored to the age and ability of every swimmer.

Swim Lessons are offered at Berkeley (indoors), Oakland (indoors), and Pleasant Hill (outdoors) branches at different times throughout the year. Members can register for swim lessons at any available branch.

Select your branch below to view dates, levels, and sign up!

Browse by Branch

Y members can register for swim lessons at any available branch. Offerings vary throughout the year. Take a look and see what works for you and your family!

Important Policies to Note

Refunds will be granted if requested 6 days or more prior to the start of the session. No refunds will be granted after this time period. A refund processing fee will be applied as follows: $10 for a credit card refund, $25 for a check or cash payment refund.

The Y does not offer makeup lessons for missed swim classes. If your child misses class due to injury or illness, you may reach out to the aquatics director to discuss potential credit options. We respectfully request that students remain home if they are sick to protect the health and safety of other students and our staff.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Berkeley YMCA and Oakland YMCA
Deedee Lundberg,
Sr. Aquatics Director
(510) 665–3257

Pleasant Hill YMCA
Ben Pantner
Aquatics and Family Director
(925) 887–4540