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For more than 100 years, local Y’s have been the place Americans go to find the most trusted instructors of swimming and lifeguard training, so much that the YMCA has been called "America's Favorite Swim Instructor." Swim laps in our 6 lane competitive pool, and enjoy our Family pool for open swims with the family, lunch time lane swims or an aqua aerobics class with friends. Our outdoor Splash Pad is open annually from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend!

Click here for our Family Pool and Lap Pool Spring Break schedules with extended hours from March 25th - March 31st!

Click here for our Family Pool and Lap Pool schedules for April 1st - April 28th!

Aquatics Entrance hours are as follows:

Monday/Friday: 7:00am - 8:15am

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 10:00am - 10:30am

Wednesday: 7:00am - 8:15am; 3:45pm - 7:45pm

Please note our lap pool hours have changed significantly as swim teams are in session September - March. 

Adult swim club

Get motivated with a group of like-minded athletes in the Adult Swim Club! Receive three practices per week in three different skill levels to be completed during any of our open swim hours. Adult Swim Club participants also receive two one-on-one coaching sessions per session designed to improve stroke technique. 

Members: $25 per participant for an 8 week session

Non-members: $100 per participant for an 8 week session.

Lifeguard Training

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? We offer lifeguard certification classes twice a year (Spring & Fall).

*If interested in lifeguarding for the YMCA of DeKalb, please contact Aquatics Coordinator, Emily Davis at 260-925-9622 or

Swim Lessons

YMCA's are world pioneers in swimming instruction and water safety. At area Y’s, children and adults not only learn how to swim, but also learn about themselves, safety and rescue skills, and water activities that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Throughout all levels, students are taught aquatic, boating safety and rescue skills. YMCA’s also offer water fitness classes and a competitive swim program for youth.

At the beginning of 2018, we made some changes in order to better instruct your swimmer and inspire him or her to meet goals, face challenges with confidence, and grow in their journey toward a life-long relationship with the water. With our lower student-to-instructor ratio, your swimmer will continue to receive plenty of personal attention. 

Please use the links below to compare the previous program to our new YMCA Swim Lessons to determine which level is most appropriate for your child.

bullet point Click here for Stage Descriptions

Click here for the Lesson Selector

Click here for the Swim Lesson Schedule

Our pricing will remain consistent through this change: 

Members: $25 per swimmer for an 8 week session

Non-members: $45 per swimmer for an 8 week session

The Y is for everyone. Program financial assistance is available, for those who qualify.


Did you know that the YMCA of DeKalb County offers private swim lessons to its members?  These lessons are conducted in a one-on-one format with an experienced instructor. Private swim lessons are available to swimmers of all ages. Participant must a member of the YMCA of DeKalb County

Private swim lesson pricing:

One swimmer: $36 for a 50 minute lesson

Each additional sibling is an additional $10 per 50 minutes