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Swimming

The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, from infants to adults, we're teaching a necessary life-long skill. We are excited to introduce a new and improved swim lesson curriculum starting October 23! Visit the Swim Lesson page here for more information on the new curriculum. 

Just how common is drowning? 
Did you know that 2 kids die each day from drowning? It's the second leading cause of death for kids ages 5 – 14. Click here to learn more. Drowning IS preventable! The Gateway Region YMCA is here to help.

Water Safety: Ready Set Save
Water Safety Tips 

Drowning Facts
Choosing a Life Jacket

Inclusion Services
The Y provides inclusive programming and reasonable accommodations for all our program participants.  If you or your loved one has a disability and would like to participate in our swimming programs, please contact Sherri Rocklage at (314) 678-0162 or srocklage@ymcastlouis.org. We also offer 1:1 instruction for developmental disabilities.

Modest Swimwear Guidelines
Please click here for the YMCA's guidelines for modest swimwear.