Need a flexible schedule or feel more comfortable with a more individual setting? Check out our private swim lessons option.


The Cortland County Family YMCA offers a variety of progressive group lessons for all abilities! Swimmers will work with instructors in smaller groups, with placement based on their age and ability.

Swim Lesson Prices

The next session of swim lessons start Monday April 29th, Wednesday May 1st & Saturday May 4th!
Each session is six lessons, meeting once a week.

Monday Afternoons at 4:00 or 4:30 PM                                                                                                         Wednesday Afternoons at 4:00 or 4:30 PM
Saturday Mornings at 10:15 or 10:45 AM

Cortland YMCA Members: $50
Community Members: $80

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Accompanied by a caregiver, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness.


Each lesson emphasizes self-rescue skills, swim-float-swim, back float, wall grab, and treading.

School Age:

Swimmers will progress from instructor assisted skills to independent swimming on their front and back through age-appropriate games, drills, and activities.

New! Stingers Pre-team

Is your child interested in joining the Cortland YMCA’s swim team, but they need a little more time to develop their skills? Register them for Stingers Pre-team! Contact Coach Amy for more information.

Weather Notice:

If Cortland County has a travel warning or state of emergency, classes will be cancelled.

We look forward to an excellent swimming experience for you and your child! Please, if you have any questions or concerns, contact our  Aquatics Director, at