Private Swim Lessons

private swim lessons

One-On-One Swim Lessons

If you find yourself more comfortable with one-on-one lessons, then our private swim lessons are for you! The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers private swim lessons for those who wish to receive one on one (1:1) instruction as opposed to or in addition to group instruction. Lessons are also available for those ages 3+ including youth, adults, or those with special needs.

Confidence in the water is essential to perfecting swimming skills. Individualized attention and skill development allow the participant to feel confident in the pool. You and your instructor can set personalized goals based on your current swimming abilities to meet your specific needs and develop your skills. Whether you’re just starting out in the pool or you’re looking to improve swimming techniques, private swim lessons are a great way for children or adults to learn at their own pace in the pool.

Water safety, stroke development, and independence are developed in the water during private swim lessons. Our instructors have trained with all age groups and abilities to help you along your swimming journey.

Private lessons are 30-minute sessions and can be scheduled at your convenience throughout the year. Semi-private “Buddy Lessons” are also available. A semi-private lesson is a 30-minute session with a ratio of two to one (2:1). Buddy lessons are great for siblings and friends to learn together and grow at their own pace!

To set up your private swim lessons, call one of our offering branches at the phone numbers below. Our Private Swim Lessons are very popular, so due to waiting lists, please give advanced notice when signing up!

West Shore YMCA

To request Private Lessons at the West Shore YMCA:

  1. Contact Rachel Beck, Aquatics Director
  2. An email about request which includes a link for a Google doc to be completed will be sent out within 2 business days of receiving request.
  3. Once Google doc is completed, the participant is added to the waitlist.
  4. When an instructor is available, Rachel will assign them to you and will have the instructor contact you, the participant, to schedule lessons.

East Shore: (717) 232-9622
Northern Dauphin County: (717) 362-9494

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