Learn to swim in a friendly, caring environment at the Akron Area YMCA, where we have been teaching our community how to swim for more than 150 years. Our swim programs are designed to teach safety, new skills, and how to enjoy water activities for a lifetime. 



Water Exercise

Water exercise classes are a fun way to use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility.

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Swim Lessons

YMCA swim lessons emphasize water safety, skill, and stroke development.

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Swim Teams

Akron Area YMCA Swim Teams are competitive programs that focus on the development of all ages and abilities.

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Safety Around Water

By learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons, children gain confidence in knowing what to do in and around water. Safety Around Water is truly life-sa

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