Swim Lessons in the Mahoning Valley

Get a head start on the summer swim season!

By Leann Rich March 10, 2021

JCC of Youngstown

The Learn to Swim program at JCC of Youngstown includes levels to allow students to develop advanced swimming skills. Choose your age level and register for the monthly classes. At the first session, your swimmer will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level. As you take more classes, swimmers will advance through the levels as they master the swimming skills. If you are unsure what level to start from, contact the Aquatics Coordinator to schedule an evaluation.  JCC of Youngstown also offers semi-private and private lessons. Classes are offered beginning at age 6 months. Free lessons are available through the Swim Safe 500 program, and Water Women Program. The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers free one-on-one swim lessons for persons who are on the autism spectrum or who have developmental disabilities. This program is funded by the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Autism Speaks. Pricing for members and nonmembers. 

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Youngstown YMCA

The YMCA swim lesson program is designed to ensure students’ safety, provide students with regular, progressive success, and make the learning process enjoyable. We offer both group and private swim lessons. Swim lessons at the Y are available for ages 6 months through adults (children under the age of 3 must have a parent or guardian in the water with them during class). Pricing for members and nonmembers.

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Hubbard Community Pool - Kraken Swim School

Welcome to the Kraken Swimming Swim School! We've completely revamped our program to provide a more complete and consistent experience for our students. Our Swim School offers several levels of group lessons and private lessons. Descriptions of all our groups can be found on our website.

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All Abilities Swim

We meet children where they are, figure out where they need to go, and lead them down the path to swimming success! Lessons are scheduled at Salem Community Center and Creekside Fitness. Currently, we are not accepting new clients, but you can signup for our waitlist.

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Infant Swimming Resource

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is an internationally recognized system of aquatic survival instruction for infants and young children.  The program focuses on educating parents and children about aquatic survival and safety issues. Children from 6 months to 12 months will learn how to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back and float unassisted until someone rescues them. A child over the age of 1 year will learn how to hold their breath underwater, swim head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe; then roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and crawl out. This is called the ISR swim-float- swim sequence. All children will learn how to perform the skills in different types of clothes. Upon completion of the ISR program, your child will have the survival skills necessary to save himself along with the enjoyment of recreational swimming.

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Salem Community Center

The Learn to Swim program moves swimmers through six levels. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Pricing for members and nonmembers.

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