Swim Lessons


For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America's favorite swim instructors and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun.  The Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA is an approved swim lesson facility by the USA Swimming Foundation.  Click the image to the right to learn more.

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. All age groups are taught skills in a progressive learning style divided according to their developmental milestones.

For a current listing of all available swim lessons, please view the program guide. To request private lessons for ages 8 and over, please fill out PRIVATE LESSON REGISTRATION FORM and email to Barb at bschmidt@mtrymca.org.

Contact Barb Schmidt, Aquatics Director, for more information.

USA Swimming

Parent/Child Swim


Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun, confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision while around the water.

Preschool Swim


Recommended skills for all to have around water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

School Age Swim Lessons


Students begin by mastering the fundamentals, and then learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.

Swim Specialty


In addition to swim lessons, the Y offers Swim Team and specialty swim classes including: Intro to Swim Team, Aqua Ability - Adaptive Learning Program, Home School Swim Lessons, and Lifeguard Training.