Swimming and the YMCA go together like peanut butter and jelly. There's no better place than the YMCA to develop a love for the water, no matter your age. Babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults all can learn water safety and enjoy swimming.

The YMCA of the Greater Hartford provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities in all aquatics programs: swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming, free water exercise classes and more.

All our indoor swimming pools are free for members year round. We also offer day passes for guests! 

Pool Schedules


Swim School

Did you know that the YMCA operates and owns more swimming pools than any other organization in the country? Over decades of hard work the Y has taught millions of children and adults how to swim; we ARE America's swim instructors.

Swim Lessons

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are designed for participants ages 3 through adult who want to have a more personal learning experience.

Swim Teams

Swim Teams

Whether your child is a beginner looking for their first competitive experience or they aspire to reach the highest level the sport can offer, the Y has a program for you to develop a healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body.

Water Exercise

Water Exercise Classes

Take to the water for fun and fitness! We offer a variety of Aquatic Exercise programs for all fitness levels—and you don't have to be a swimmer to participate! The programs—which take place mainly in the shallow water—range from joint range-of-motion classes to high-intensity aerobic classes. Exercising in the water provides a challenging workout in a near weightless and zero-impact environment.


Certifications & Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training provides the skills, knowledge, and professional development necessary to keep aquatic facility users safe in and around the water. Those completing the course will be certified. CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid/AED, and administering emergency oxygen are included in the training.


Test. Mark. Protect

Swim Testing and Wristband System at the YMCA of Greater Hartford