SAFE SWIMMING SAVES LIVE - AND IT'S FUN TOO!
Through swim lessons, swim team, lap swimming and more, the YMCA of Central Virginia provides a safe and fun environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Everyone—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. Our progressive swim lesson program ensures an efficient and fulfilling lesson, maximizing the learning potential in every session. Classes and sessions are offered at convenient times and locations. See below for a complete list of YMCA of Central Virginia aquatic programs.
We offer swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Choose from weekday, evening, and weekend classes all year long.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
This progressive swim class is designed for blind children of all ages. Join us for a modified curriculum that teaches participants how to swim, how to float, and boating safety!
Water group exercise classes are a wonderful alternative to “land” exercises. With water exercise, you receive the same benefits of a cardiovascular workout with less impact on your joints. All fitness levels and non-swimmers are welcome!
Family & Open Swim
Family and open swim times are the perfect opportunity for children to gain swimming strength and endurance while playing with family in the pool and for adults to just relax and have fun in the water. Family and open swim are offered at various times throughout the week.
Strengthen your swimming skills, train for a triathlon or just get a great workout with minimal stress on your joints in one of our heated indoor lap pools. We have indoor pools with lap lanes at the Downtown YMCA and the Jamerson Family YMCA. Available times and lanes vary. Please visit our schedules page, or download our mobile app for up to date schedules.
Lifeguard and CPR Training
The YMCA Lifeguard course is designed to prepare participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent potential hazards before they occur and how to take action to help those in danger when necessary. This course also includes American Safety and Health Institute CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, as well as ASHI Oxygen Administration.
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.