Flying Fish Swim School

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Flying Fish Swim School

Young swimmers at the side of the pool

Note: For the health and safety of all, YWCA is closed until April 13 and all scheduled programming has been cancelled. For more info about Swim School scheduling changes, click here.

Not knowing how to swim can be a matter of life and death. We teach more than 1,200 children to swim each year with classes ranging from introductory lessons to pre-swim team instruction.

With two pools – a cool, deep-water pool and a warm, shallow-depth pool – we can accommodate both beginning and more experienced swimmers.

Our instructors, many of whom have been with the YWCA for more than 10 years, have a wealth of experience working with children of all ages and abilities.

So what makes our swim school special?

  • We are child-centered. We take time to get to know your child and how best to teach them.
  • Our instructors are experienced — most of them are adults who have been with the program for many years.
  • We have two pools, a warm, shallow depth pool for younger swimmers and a cool, deep water pool for more advanced swimmers.
  • Our environment is family-friendly and inclusive.
  • We are a non-profit community-focused social justice organization.

Flying Fish Swim School offers quality swim classes for every level of swimmer from toddler to advanced. Parent/Tot Swim Lessons are available for children ages 6 months through 2 years and are designed to help parents teach their children basic skills while discovering the joys of water together. Beginning levels are taught in our warm water pool and classes are small, providing lots of time for individualized instruction.

View class options and register

Download PDF of Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 schedule here.


Contact Peter Raffel, Flying Fish Swim School Manager at