The Y has been teaching people to swim for more than a century. In YMCA aquatics programs, children learn to be safe around water and feel a sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. Youth progressive swimming is the YMCA's third most widely offered program nationwide. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

Kids can develop lifelong skills that will help them stay healthy. Our swim programs include Parent & Me classes, classes for teens and adults. We also offer private swim lessons, and water aerobics classes.

The Los Cerritos YMCA partners with the City of Bellflower and runs its swim lessons and water aerobics classes out of the Bellflower Aquatic Center located at Thompson Park.


14001 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706

Pool Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am-11:30am and 4:00pm-7:30pm

Saturday, from 9:00am- 11:30am

You can reach the pool office staff at 562.925.1331 during office hours.

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are offered all year round. Please call 562.925.1331 for more information.

Water Aerobics

Stay cool and have fun with a complete body workout in the water. Tone and strengthen your muscles without stress to bones and muscles experienced on dry land. (Great for all levels; cardio and strength) Financial assistance is available for families and individuals who qualify.

If you have any questions regarding our aquatics program, please e-mail Jazzmin Gatica or call the Y at 562.925.1292.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

As a community based organization the Y is available to everyone. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford to pay for the full amount of the program. Financial assistance has a sliding scale fee structure.