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Registration for Fall '22 session now open! See link below

 

The best is now even better. 

For more than 100 years, the YMCA has been known as America's Swim Instructor. Group lessons were invented at the Y in 1909, and each year, more than 1 million children (and many adults!) learn to swim in YMCA-sponsored classes. 

For 2022, we've made some exciting changes to the YMCA of Greater Des Moines' aquatics program! We have introduced the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum for our lessons, and all our instructors are receiving Red Cross Water Safety Instruction (WSI) certification. This partnership between the Y and the Red Cross brings together two of the nation's leaders in programs to help kids learn skills and stay safe in and around water. 

For our youngest students—age 6 months to 3 years—we offer Parent & Child classes that are FREE with a Family membership. In these classes, parents help their children learn to enjoy the water in preparation for preschool lessons later on.

Develop skills that provide lifelong benefits by enrolling in swim lessons at the Y!

We Offer Lessons at These Locations

Indianola YMCA

306 E. Scenic Valley Avenue Indianola, 50125 Get Directions 515-777-7746 Branch Hours
MON: 5 am - 9 pm
TUE: 5 am - 9 pm
WED: 5 am - 9 pm
THU: 5 am - 9 pm
FRI: 5 am - 7 pm
SAT: 7 am - 4 pm
SUN: 10 am - 4 pm
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Walnut Creek Family YMCA

948 73rd St. West Des Moines, 50265 Get Directions 515-224-1888 Branch Hours
MON: 5 am - 9 pm
TUE: 5 am - 9 pm
WED: 5 am - 9 pm
THU: 5 am - 9 pm
FRI: 5 am - 8 pm
SAT: 6 am - 4 pm
SUN: 10 am - 4 pm
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Waukee Family YMCA

210 N. Warrior Lane Waukee, 50263 Get Directions 515-987-9996 Branch Hours
MON: 5 am - 9 pm
TUE: 5 am - 9 pm
WED: 5 am - 9 pm
THU: 5 am - 9 pm
FRI: 5 am - 8 pm
SAT: 6 am - 6 pm
SUN: 8 am - 4 pm
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The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is saving children's lives through swim lessons. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers, community-based water safety advocates, and national organizations to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim.

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