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Adult Swim Lessons · Downtown Oakland YMCA

Swim lessons for adults and teens provide a supportive and welcoming environment where you can learn to swim with people just like you. If you never learned to swim or want to improve your stroke, we can help! Take the next step in improving your confidence in the water with our Private or Semi-Private Lessons!.

Adult Private Swim Lessons (Ages 13+)

Private swim lessons are a great way to get started or give you the extra boost needed to achieve your swimming goals. Instructors work one-on-one with you to help work on your specific swimming needs. We offer 30 minute private swim lessons Monday through Thursday  afternoons between 2-4:30 pm.  Lessons are also offered on Saturdays between 2-3 pm. Most swimmers choose to come once a week, but you may sign up for as many slots as you wish.

Private Lesson Session Dates and Registration

We are able to provide year round swim lessons with our 25 meter indoor pool. Swim Lesson sessions are most often 4 classes, unless otherwise noted.

Session Information

Session Session Dates Registration Number of Lessons

April 7- May 1, 2018          

March 6- 27, 2018

Once a week for four weeks
(4 classes)

Private Swim Lesson Rates

Facility Member
(Early Bird Registration prices do not apply to private lessons)
$100 ($25 per lesson)
The number of lessons is dependent upon number of weeks per session.

Package Information

Session fees are due at the time of registration. Please note, fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and there are no make-ups or credits for missed classes. However, in the event a session is canceled by the YMCA, we will we will provide make-up classes and refund and/or transfer fees. In the event of pool closure, the YMCA reserves one (1) day of safety instruction. While we do our best to maintain consistency, illness and scheduling conflicts may cause a change in instructors.

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Adult Group Swim Lessons (Ages 13+)

Whether you are learning how to swim or refining your skills, our group lessons are a great way to jump in!

Session Dates, Registration & Fees

We are able to provide year round swim lessons with our 25 meter indoor pool.  Adult Group Swim Lesson weekday sessions are most often 8 classes, while Saturday sessions are most often comprised of 4 classes. All class scheduled subject to change. Instruction is provided for 30 minutes.


Session Session Dates Registration Number of Lessons & Cost
(Early Bird/Regular)


April 7-May 1, 2018

March 6- 27, 2018

Early Bird Special ends

March 23, 2018

Monday/Wednesday Lessons        (8 classes)                                      $84/$94                                 Classes meet twice a week for four weeks 

Tuesday/Thursday Lessons
(8 classes)

Classes meet twice a week for four consecutive weeks.

Saturday Lessons
(4 classes)

Classes meet once a week for four weeks.

Class Levels

Our instructional classes follow the YMCA Progressive Swimming program. Our swim lessons cover the basic components of Stroke Development and Personal Safety. Please let us know if you need any assistance in choosing the right class level. 


This course is for individuals who want to increase their confidence in the water. Join this supportive class to learn the basics of swimming freestyle. No experience necessary.

 Monday/Wednesday  Tuesday/Thursday 

 12:15-12:45 pm 6:05-6:35 pm 9- 9:30 am


This level is for a swimmer who is comfortable in the water and can do basic freestyle. This class focuses on more advanced freestyle technique and backstroke. 

                   6:40-7:10 pm  

Check out our Youth Swim Lessons Here!




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