Find Specialty Swim Programs

Water lovers of all ages can develop and take skills to the next level with aquatics specialty classes like competitive swimming, triathlon training, fit float, and more.We continually develop our specialty program curriculum. Please check with your Y for new offerings.

Specialty Classes,

Water lovers of all ages can develop and take skills to the next level with aquatics specialty classes like competitive swimming, triathlon training, fit float, and more.

Here’s your chance to learn diving techniques and equipment usage


Soon you will be exploring life underwater. The YMCA's SCUBA courses have introduced many people to the adventurous diving lifestyle! Contact your YMCA Center for Registration Information

Here’s your chance to learn diving techniques and equipment usage

Soon you will be exploring life underwater. The YMCA’s SCUBA courses have introduced many people to the adventurous diving lifestyle!

Contact your YMCA Center for Registration Information

Get your Aquatic Badges at the YMCA


In Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts or Brownies? Bring your scouts to the YMCA to earn their aquatic badges. Call (317) 547-9622 x240 to make your reservation.

Get your Aquatic Badges at the YMCA

In Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts or Brownies? Bring your scouts to the YMCA to earn their aquatic badges. Call (317) 547-9622 x240 to make your reservation.

Water Access for Very Exceptional Swimmers (Ages 3+).


WAVES is a 40 minute class designed to benefit people with special needs.

This program encourages participants to use their physical attributes to the best of their abilities, while enhancing their spirits and minds with positive reinforcement. (Parents may be encouraged to swim with younger participants.)

Water Access for Very Exceptional Swimmers (Ages 3+).


WAVES is a 40 minute class designed to benefit people with special needs.


This program encourages participants to use their physical attributes to the best of their abilities, while enhancing their spirits and minds with positive reinforcement. (Parents may be encouraged to swim with younger participants.)

Swim Training

The YMCA offers certified Lifeguard Training for ages 16 and up.


The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.

Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.

Participants must be able to:

  • Tread water for at least 2 minutes
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl
  • Swim 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach
  • Perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet
  • Perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance

The YMCA offers certified Lifeguard Training for ages 16 and up.

The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.

Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.

Participants must be able to:

  • Tread water for at least 2 minutes
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl
  • Swim 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach
  • Perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet
  • Perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance
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