Youth Swim

The YMCA knows swim lessons, in fact, modern swim instruction was invented at the Y. Millions have learned how to swim at the Y – your child could be next.


In partnership with the Rockford Park District, Harlem School District and OSF HealthCare Foundation, the Y is offering swim lessons at five locations this summer: 

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
Northeast Family YMCA
Harlem Middle School (with support from OSF HealthCare Foundation)

Alpine Park Pool
4310 Newburg Road

Harkins Pool (Free drop in lessons, do not have to register)
910 Acorn Street
June 17 - August 17
Monday - Thursday at 2:15 p.m.

Click the links below for dates/times and to register. If you have questions, contact our Aquatics Team at
Our YMCA certified instructors focus on swim instruction, water safety and fun for everyone.  Your child will build friendships, develop self-esteem and create positive experiences that will last a lifetime. We offer swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, lifeguard certification and the Stingray Youth Swim Team.

Year round swim lessons are offered in our warm-water, indoor pools.  Lessons are offered once a week with class offerings in the morning and evenings.