AUSTIN EDITION YMCA: 'America's favorite swim instructor'

The YMCA has been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Just because it won't be summer soon, the opportunity for your child to learn to swim won't have stopped.

A variety of class times and types are available to meet your family needs: after-school classes and evening classes. Class size is determined by considering safety factors and participants' ages, making sure classes don't get too big to remain comfortable for everyone.

Preschool lesson classes run 30 minutes and school-aged classes are 45 minutes. Our Fall 1 session begins Sept. 9 and our Saturday Fall A session starts Sept. 14.

Scholarships are available for those with limited incomes. Fall 1 and Fall A classes begin Sept. 9. Registration is being taken at the front desk at the YMCA of Austin.

Make swimming a year-round experience for your child, not just something for summer. Going year-round you'll see great improvement in endurance and technique. The YMCA Swim program offers classes leading up to lifeguard training, with our highest level learning leadership and volunteerism skills. We also offer private lessons with our experienced instructors.


There's a reason why the YMCA is referred to as "America's Favorite Swim Instructor." In Y classes, not only are you taught to swim in a caring way, but you also learn about yourself, about safety and rescue skills, and about water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime. When people learn to swim, they feel proud and confident. The YMCA swim programs are designed to help kids get over their fears and become water-wise.

Is your kid a Y kid? Remember, folks like John Glenn and Martin Luther King were once Y kids. Our lessons offer fun ways of learning swimming skills and picking up important water safety tips.

For more information, call Cindy Bowe, aquatic director, at the YMCA of Austin.

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