Aquatic Programs

YMCA of South Florida has been teaching kids and adults how to swim for over 100 years.

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The Y’s swimming classes are designed to teach lifelong swimming skills to people of all ages and skill levels in a fun and safe environment. 

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Learn about our opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide care and act in an emergency.



Join our year around YSF Barracudas competitive swim team.  Our swim team is dedicated to building strong athletes and cause-driven youth in and out of the water.

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Let us bring the swim lessons.  Our Mobile Aquatics Team brings swim lessons to apartment complexes with a lack of access to programming.

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Water Watcher

Pledge to be a #WaterWatcher to
keep kids safe in and around water.

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Help us save lives. Swim for Jenny.
With your support we can prevent drownings
by providing swim scholarships and water safety
awareness to our South Florida community.




“We joined the Weston YMCA because of the excellent learn to swim program. We enrolled both of our kids in swim lessons. The swim instructors were great and the kids progressed. We heard about the swim team from friends and we had our kids tryout. Our son made the team immediately while our daughter was placed on the pre-swim team.”

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Just 4 short weeks ago, Noah entered your swim program at the Eel level – at this point, he was ‘comfortable’ with the water.  This basically meant he was happy splashing around, could hold his breath, could hold on the edge and go around the pool, and jump in as long as my husband or I were there to catch him.  While all this fun was great…it was not swimming.

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The Taylor sisters, Maggie, Emma, and Elizabeth have been part of the Pembroke Pines Aquatic Center swimming program since Safety Around Water last year. During the first lesson all three were very apprehensive while in the pool, upset, and scared of the water. Maggie had tears in her eyes and was clinging to either me or the wall the whole time.

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