Learn to Swim at the Y!

We believe that swimming is an essential skill for kids of all ages. Our swim lesson program provides guidance and instruction tailored to the age and ability of every swimmer.

Swim Lessons are offered at Downtown Berkeley (indoors), Oakland (indoors), and Pleasant Hill (outdoors) branches at different times throughout the year.

December 2021 Update:
We are currently taking a break from all youth swim lessons. We plan to resume lessons in the early spring of 2022, once it is safe to do so. Information about spring lessons will be added to this page once it is available. Stay tuned for updates.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Downtown Berkeley YMCA and Oakland YMCA
Deedee Lundberg,
Sr. Aquatics Director
(510) 665–3257

Pleasant Hill YMCA
Ben Pantner
Aquatics and Family Director
(925) 887–4540