Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Learn To Swim

give kids the opportunity to learn to swim

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is uniquely prepared to give you and every member of your family a lifetime of swimming, a lifetime of LOVING the water, and a lifetime of memories! So WATER YOU WAITING FOR.....register today!


Parent & Child, Preschool, and Youth lessons include eight 30-minute group lessons per session with a certified instructor. Stroke and Technique lessons include fourteen 45-minute group lessons and Adult lessons include eight 45-minute lessons.


Learn to Swim: Summer I Session
Summer Session: May 7 - June 28
Registration: OPEN Monday April 2nd through Monday May 7th 
Development Camp: Session C: May 7th - May 30th/Session D: June 4th - June 27th


Prices for Registration:
Parent/Child, Preschool, Youth: Members $80 / Non-Members $135
Adult Lessons: Members $100 / Non-Members $155
Stroke & Technique Lessons (2x/week): Members $220/ Non-Members $275
Development Camp Session (2x/week): Members: Session A $60 Session B $80 / Non-Members Session A $100 Session B $135
LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS: ​Not sure what level to register for?  Contact the Learn to Swim Coordinator to set up a new swimmer evaluation to ensure that they are placed in a level that would allow them to experience the most success.  The evaluation takes about 10 minutes and they are conducted at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA.

Private Lessons:

We have updated our private swim lessons program and are now offering specific days and times for private lessons per week. Sign-ups are first come first serve.

Registration can be done online, by phone, or in person at the YMCA located at 602 S. Main St, Bloomington IL, 61701.  Be sure to provide an updated e-mail address when registering as this is the primary form of communication used throughout each session.

Online Registration:

  1. At the bottom of the page in the ‘Browse Programs’ box, click on ‘Browse’.
  2. Select the ‘Learn To Swim’ option.
  3. Choose the level that best fits you or your child’s needs and ability level. ALL PARTCIPANTS MUST COMPLETE A SCHEDULED SWIM EVALUATION BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS. To sign up for evaluation, talk to our front desk staff.
  4. Select a day and time for your desired lesson(s) that works best for you.
  5. On the right hand side of the page click on the green tab that says ‘Register For Program’.
  6. Complete registration by following the remaining directions and submitting a form of payment.

Registration By Phone Or In Person:

  1. Inform the front desk that you’d like to register for swim lessons.  Be sure to clarify the session, level, and day/ time of the lesson(s) you wish to register for.  Submit a form of payment (cash, check, credit card) to complete the registration process.  Be sure to request either a hard copy or an emailed copy of your receipt.


For more questions,concerns, or more information, please contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Kevin Sweeney, at


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