The Y’s new swim lesson progression curriculum is designed to help participants reach their goals and provide a clear progression track.

REGISTER swim buttonBenefits of this approach include:

  • Accommodating students of varying abilities and ages
  • Fostering a sense of achievement and self-confidence
  • Staying grounded in a skill continuum that allows students to move easily from one stage to the next with clearly defined stages of progress along the way. See detailed information on the new skills taught in each of the stages >>
  • Encouraging students to have fun and develop new friendships through group activities
  • Improving communication about student’s progress

Private Swim Lessons

Private swimming lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention in order to improve or master their swimming skills. Instructors, participants and/or parents work together to determine goals for the session and lessons are then customized in order to meet the established goals. Private Lessons are available to participants of all ages and can be scheduled any day of the week.

For Downtown YMCA Aquatics questions, contact: Kerry Cofer, 434-847-5597 | For Jamerson Family YMCA Aquatics questions, contact: Josh Gravette, 434-582-1900


Birthday Parties

Give your child a Birthday Party to remember at your Downtown or Jamerson YMCA. Parties are scheduled in two-hour blocks on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. The first hour is reserved for fun in the pool, while the second hour is spent having a ball in the multipurpose room. The YMCA will provide the space for the party, a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, and a lifeguard to assist with the festivities. Call the Front Desk at the Jamerson Family YMCA, 434 582 1900, or Downtown YMCA, 434 847 5587 for more details!

Swim Team

The LY Swim Team  is the only year-round swimming program in Lynchburg. We focus on the long-term development of successful competitive swimmers, providing stroke instruction and age-appropriate training to allow swimmers to progress to their highest potential. LY Swim Team is a program of the YMCA of Central Virginia.

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*****NEW***** Summer 2018 Group Swim Lesson Schedule *****NEW*****


7 Weeks: Sunday - Summer Session H: May 13th – July 1st (No classes May 27th)

Swim Starters Parent/Child Classes – 3:00pm – 3:35pm **4 weeks, this age group only**

  • Pre-School Level 1 & 2 – 3:00pm - 3:35pm 
  • Pre-School Level 3 & 4 – 3:00pm - 3:35pm
  • School-age Level 1 & 2 – 3:40pm - 4:25pm
  • School-age Level 3 – 3:40pm - 4:25pm
  • School-age Level 4 – 4:30pm - 5:15pm
  • School-age Level 5 & 6- 4:30pm - 5:15pm


  • Session I: May 21st – May 31st (Evenings Only)
  • Session J: June 4th – June 14th
  • Session K: June 18th – June 28th
  • Session L: July 2nd  - July 12th (No classes July 4th )
  • Session M: July 16th – July 26th
  • Session N: July 30th – August 9th



  • Swim Starters: 11:00am-11:30am | 6:30pm-7:00pm (**4 weeks, this age group only)
  • Preschool Level 1 & 2:11:00am-11:30am | 6:30pm-7:00pm
  • Preschool Level 3 & 4: 11:00am-11:30am | 6:30pm- 7:00pm
  • School-age Level 1 & 2: 11:35am- 12:15pm | 7:05pm-7:45pm
  • School-age Level 3: 11:35am-12:15pm | 7:05pm-7:45pm
  • School-age Level 4: 12:20pm-1:00pm | 7:50pm-8:30pm
  • School-age Level 5 & 6: 12:20pm-1:00pm | 7:50pm-8:30pm
  • Adults: 7:50pm-8:30p

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 Jamerson Printable Schedule - Click Here

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Click below to learn more about each swim level

For Downtown YMCA Aquatics questions, contact: Kerry Cofer, 434-847-5597 | For Jamerson Family YMCA Aquatics questions, contact: Josh Gravette, 434-582-1900

434-582-1900 (Jamerson) 434-847-5597 (Downtown) 434-455-5996 (Express) 434-200-7097 (Bowen Wellness Center)


YMCA Exterior WEB 3801 Wyndhurst Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 582-1900


YMCA Exterior WEB 91315 Church Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504 

(434) 847-5597


YMCA Exterior WEB 13402 Old Forest Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(434) 455-5996


Feel free to reach out to one of our directors for questions, concerns, or other feedback.




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