With our wide selection of classes and schedules, you're sure to find one that fits your child's needs ... and yours, too!
Choose from: Infant, Preschool, Youth, and Adult Lessons ... all designed to grow confidence in the water no matter the beginning skill level.
SUMMER SESSION: For Swim Lesson Descriptions and Class Times, please click the button below.
Summer Swim Lessons registration and start times:
JUNE 8: Member/Current Participant Registration
JUNE 15: Open Registration
WEEK OF JUNE 22: Lessons Begin
First-time participants will find it helpful to call the front desk (563.556.3371) or come in for a walk-through of the registration process!
Divine Word Location
Due to high enrollment demand, it has become increasingly difficult to staff two separate locations for our swim lessons and the many class options we offer. As a result, we will not be hosting lessons for the Spring or Summer sessions at Divine Word College in Epworth.
An invitation: We would love to have you join in the Dubuque program if at all possible.
Swim year-round during all of our swim lesson sessions. Bring your kids to the Y for swim lessons and watch them learn life lessons!
The Y ensures a low instructor-to-student ratio to make sure your kids — and you — get plenty of personal attention.
Swim lessons not only keep kids safe in the water, but can also be the first step in:
:: learning to lifeguard,
:: being part of a swim team and
:: exercising through lap swimming.
Our experienced Y instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement. Swim lessons are available for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you're unsure of your child's swim level, please contact the Aquatics Director.
To view skills taught and learned at each level, check out Swim Lesson Descriptions by clicking on any Swim Level in each age category below.
6-36 months :: Ratio. 1 Instructor : 10 kids
Parents accompany children aged 6 to 36 months in the water for these 30-minute lessons. Skills are introduced at the child's development level and build on each as the child progresses. Basic water skills are taught through fun songs and games.
PRESCHOOL PROGRESSIVE SWIM LESSONS
3-5 years :: Ratio. 1 Instructor : 4 kids
Your child will learn water safety and build a foundation of skills that lead to stroke development and confidence during these 45-minute lessons.
SCHOOL AGE PROGRESSIVE SWIM LESSONS
6 and older :: Ratio. 1 Instructor : 5 kids
Our trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills during these 45-minute lessons.
Ratio. 1 Instructor : 6 kids
ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Ratio. 1 Instructor : 5 participants