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.
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!
Class Schedules and Registration Forms
for Spring Session II Swim Classes and Water Aerobics can be found below for the two locations available:
:: Dubuque Community Y (DCY) | Dubuque
:: Quality Inn & Suites | Peosta
Divine Word is making improvements!
Divine Word Seminary is undergoing renovations to their locker rooms. Due to the renovations, we will not hold swim lessons at their site until Fall. [Swim lessons will still be offered at the Dubuque Community Y and adult exercise classes will be offered at the Quality Inn and Suites in Peosta].
If you have questions about lessons or aqua aerobics, please contact Crista Ovsak at:
:: 563.556.3371 or
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 : 6 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