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Aquatic Programs

At the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, our aquatics programs teach participants how to be safe for life in and around water. Y Aquatics Programs include lessons for infants through to adults, aqua fitness classes, as well as aquatics leadership and certification programs.

The Y’s aquatics programs create a positive atmosphere where members can strive for and achieve their personal goals. Our four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – form the foundation of all YMCA-YWCA programs, and are integral to all aspects of our aquatic programs.

Learn more:

Drop-in Pool Schedules
Swim Lessons
Program Guide (to register for programs and certifications)
Listing of Advanced Aquatic Certifications


Public Swim: Aquatic Admission Standards

For increased safety in our aquatic facilities, all swimmers between the ages of 7 -11, who wish to swim in the deep end, must complete a brief swim test prior to entering the deep end. Children that successfully complete the test will be given a GREEN wristband to wear while in the pool. Only those children with a GREEN wristband are allowed to swim in the deep end.

Swim Test Includes:
•Swim 1 length of the pool uninterrupted
•Tread water for 30 seconds

To learn more about our aquatic admissions standards and the new wristband procedure, please speak with any member of our Aquatics or Membership staff.



Locations offering this program
Carlingwood Y 
Clarence-Rockland Y 
Taggart Family Y