Swimming at the Y helps people thrive—in and out of the water. Swim lessons provide kids and teens with the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety, and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Through swimming lessons, swim teams, lap swimming, and more, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.


Swim Lessons

As the community's leader in swim instruction, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach delivers swim lessons and water safety instruction helping swimmers of all ages gain confidence in the water, overcome fears, and build skills to last a lifetime.

Swim Team

YMCA of Greater Long Beach swim teams are competitive programs that focus on the development of all ages and abilities.  Swimmers learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and goal setting.

Lap Swim

Lap swimming is offered at Los Cerritos YMCA, Fairfield Family YMCA, Lakewood Family YMCA, and Los Altos Family YMCA for kids, adults, and families to enjoy.  Reservations required.

Recreation & Family Swim

Enjoy time in the pool during our recreational swim time! Open swim times are a fun way to improve swimming skills and stay active.

CPR & Lifeguard Training

Looking for a great summer job or career as a lifeguard or swim instructor? The Y offers lifeguarding certification courses and often has open positions throughout the Greater Long Beach area.

Pool Party Rentals

Plan your next party at one of our heated pools! Rates vary, contact your branch for times and rates.