Swimming at the Y helps people thrive - in and out of the water.  Swim lessons provide youth with the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, as well as learn water safety.  Youth can take their swim skills to the next level by joining the Sharks Swim Team.  Aqua aerobics and lap swimming are excellent ways to stay healthy and is free with your membership.  And, open swim is fun for everyone.  The Shasta Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.


Adult Swim Lessons

Research finds that more than half of all Americans either cannot swim or they do not have a complete set of basic swimming skills.  Furthermore, adults who do not know how to swim are reluctant to learn: either due to lack of access to lessons, embarrassment that they do not know how, or that they think it is too late in life to learn.  The Y wants to change that.  

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As the community's leader in swim instruction, the Shasta Family YMCA delivers swim lessons and water safety instruction to hundreds of children every year, helping swimmers of all ages gain confidence in the water, overcome fears, and build skills to last a lifetime The Y doesn't just focus on swimming fundamentals but also on building the whole person – from the inside out.  

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Private swim lessons improve or master your swimming skills with individualized attention from experienced Y swim instructors.  Instructors, participants, and/or parents work together to determine goals for the session, then lessons are customized in order to meet the established goals.  Private lessons are recommended for beginners, anyone with disabilities, those who have had a negative experience with water, or

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New! Reef Sharks is designed for swimmers aged 10 - 16 years, who are interested in developing essential swimming techniques for fitness. No team commitment. 

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There are no reservations needed when it comes to staying fit and having fun.  During our open swim and lap swimming times you can just jump in and get moving. 

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Aqua exercise promotes greater mobility, is low impact, contributes to reduced pain and stiffness, increases muscle strength, and is a recommended cross-training exercise.  Because our aqua classes are held in our heated Indoor Pool, you can stick to your exercise routine year-round, no matter what the weather conditions. 

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