Swim Lessons



The Jim and Heather Gills YMCA has a variety of swim lessons available for all ages, infants to seniors. Below you can find the class that best suits what you are looking for. For more information please contact the Aquatics Staff listed below.

REGULAR SESSIONS (2x's per week for four (4) weeks.)
COST: $45/members;$90/program member

SATURDAY SESSIONS (1x per week for four (4) weeks.)

COST: $25/members; $50/program members

Summer Swim Lesson Schedule


Private Swim Lessons

Available for two year olds through adults who want some extra attention and more instruction. All of our private lessons are taught by our own certified instructors.

Adult Swim Lessons

Classes consist of instruction in basic swimming, stroke techniques and personal safety skills. Class is set up to move at your own pace with no pressure to advance too quickly.

Parent/Child (Ages 6-36 Months)

Emphasizes water adjustment, parenting skills and water safety. Special attention is given to the varying developmental stages of this group. Goals for this program include the child's enjoyment and adjustment in and around the water, while instructing parents how to assist in the development of their children's future swimming skills.

Preschool Lessons (Ages 3-5 yrs)

Children work under the direct supervision of qualified instructors to learn basic swimming techniques and safety in and around the water. Children will move at their own pace.

• Preschool Level 1—Beginners

• Preschool Level 2—Advanced Beginners

Semi-Private Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 yrs)

This class is the same as the regular preschool class with a smaller student/teacher ratio.

Youth Lessons (Ages 6-12 yrs)

Develop the child toward student-centered learning. This forty-five minute program offers personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water games, sports and basic water rescue. Child should be aware of and follow pool rules. The instructor will teach swimming techniques that are matched according to each child's skill and learning abilities. The more advanced your child becomes in this program, the more strokes he/she will learn. Remember, each child progresses at a different pace!

• Youth Level 1—Beginners

• Youth Level 2—Advanced Beginners

• Youth Level 3—Intermediate

• Youth Stroke Development'—Advance

Water Fitness Classes

Water Aerobics

Develop muscle tone and flexibility, while the buoyancy of the water cushions the joints. Exercises can be adjusted for low, medium or high impact. You do not have to be a swimmer to attend.

Deep Water Aerobics

Develop muscle tone and flexibility. Use flotation devices along with the buoyancy of water to cushion your joints. Exercises can be adjusted for low, medium, or high impact. You must be a swimmer to attend.

Happy Hinges

This is an opportunity for individuals with bone, muscle, or joint problems to exercise through a workout that fits their needs. Specially designed, low-impact workout consisting of three categories: range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and conditioning exercises. Warm water and slow movements can also help relieve pain and stiffness.

Moving Forward

Specialized program for people who want one-on-one assisted exercise in the water. These sessions are held in chest-deep water and use a variety of equipment and aquatic apparatuses. Great for victims of stroke, accidents, CP, etc.

** Call for availability**

Swim Team (Ages 8-18 yearsOpen/Family Swim)

o Available for children and youth interested in joining a swim team. Two different sessions are offered; Pre-Swim Team and Swim Team. Both programs are held monthly beginning on the 1st of every month and ending on the last day of the month. Swim Team is offered Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm ($70 for members, $110 for non-members) and Pre-Swim is held Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ($60 for members, $100 for non-members)

Open/Family Swim

Open for your swimming enjoyment. There will be no classes and all swimming activities will be open to members. Children 8 years and older are allowed in the pool without supervision; any child younger then 8 needs to have parental supervision. *No exceptions*

Lap Swim

Pool time for lap swim only. Lap swim is an Adult Fitness Activity. Youth under the age of 13 are not allowed to participate. Youth under the age of 16 must pass a swim test in order to participate. Masks, fins, snorkels, and kickboards are allowed. Noodles and other instructional floatation devices are not allowed in the lap lanes. If more than two swimmers are in a lane, you must stay to the right and circle swim. **A minimum of one lap lane will be open at all times.

• Check the current pool schedule for number of lanes open.

Childs Park

  • Executive Director: Deborah D. Figgs-Sanders
  • Address: 691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 209-9622
  • Fax: (727) 727-209-0373
  • Program and Computer Lab Hours:
  • Mon-Thurs 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sunday Closed


  • Executive Director: Elena Stowers
  • Address: 2421 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 821-9348
  • Fax: (727) 821-3389
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday Closed
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jim and Heather Gills

  • Executive Director: Lane Walberg
  • Address: 3200 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 328-9622
  • Fax: (727) 490-9630
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • KidsZone Hours
  • Cardio Deck Hours


  • Executive Director: Beth Maday
  • Address: 8787 Bryan Dairy Rd, Suite 170, Largo, FL 33777 USA.
  • Tel: (727) 394-9622
  • Fax: (727) 391-3486
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • KidsZone Hours
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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