Swim Program

The Y has been teaching people to swim for more than a century! We offer a variety of swim programs for all ages that challenge and develop participants in healthy spirit, mind, & body. From toddlers who need basic water safety and survival skills to active aqua seniors and everyone in between.

YMCA swimming is for everyone.

The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor”

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y offers swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

Swim Programs Offered

  • Adult Swim Lessons
  • Youth Swim Lessons
  • Preschool Swim Lessons
  • Parent/Child Swim Lessons
  • Water Polo/Splashball
  • Youth Swim Team
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Masters Swim Class

Youth Swim Team

The YMCA youth swim team is for youth who have a strong desire to swim competitively and participate in a team environment.  There are many levels: beginner to advanced, and practices are held multiple times per week.

Swim Assessments

Our Free swim assessments will provide you with the information you need to place your child in the correct swim stage. Assessments will take place at the following locations and dates:


Saturday, April 27th 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Saturday, May 18th 12:30pm – 2:30pm


Fullerton Family YMCA
Maple Hill Family YMCA (Diamond Bar)
Mission Viejo Family YMCA
Newport-Mesa Family YMCA
Santa Ana Family YMCA

Please make sure your child has proper swim attire and a towel.

The YMCA is a proud partner of the USA Swimming Foundation.