NEW!  Skill-Based Swim Stages

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is excited to present a new swimming curriculum to you. These lesson upgrades are based on extensive research and we look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages. Here’s what you need to know:

The fun fish names we previously used to identify the different levels have been replaced with names that more closely relate to the skills we will be working on in each stage. 

Download these documents to learn more.  All lessons are 30 minutes.

In stages 1-3, our certified swim instructors facilitate activities that focus on building confidence in the water, instilling good water safety habits and personal growth.

In stages 4-6, instructors help swimmers build confidence in deep water as well as work on stroke techniques.

And swim stages A and B give our youngest friends, infants and toddlers, an opportunity to get comfortable in the water with a parent or guardian. 

These stages are designed for children to learn at their own pace. Advancing to the next level is dependent on the child's completion of required skills.  Our goal is to help teach people of all age groups how to enjoy the water safely and how to stay safe in the event of an emergency, as well as provide opportunities to teach and demonstrate the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Are you unsure what level swim lessons your child needs?  Stop by the Y to schedule a FREE swim assessment, given by a qualified swim instructor.  

For the complete list of classes being offered and applicable fees, view the current Program Guide.

Water Fitness Classes

View the free water fitness classes offered on the pool schedules, on our Schedules page.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are with one-on-one instruction.  Semi-private staff to student ratio is 1:2.  Lessons are 30 minutes and are scheduled by you and the instructor.

Special Needs Lessons

This class encourages participants to use their physical attributes to the best of their abilities while enhancing their spirits and minds with positive reinforcement.  All ages welcome.  Classes are 30 minutes.

Child Care Preschool Swim Lessons

As part of the Fond du Lac Family YMCA Child Care Program, swimming lessons are offered to children.

Log Rolling Classes

Come and try something new and fun in our pool! Log rolling helps improve balance, agility and concentration, all while having a good time. This 45-minute class will follow a structured lesson plan to increase skill and development. There will be opportunities for you to enter in local competitions.

For more information on class sessions, view the current Program Guide.

Aquatics Leadership 

Jennie Mildebrandt | Aquatics and Family Director