Group of kids in swimming suits sitting on the edge of an indoor pool

Swim Lessons

Great news! The Y offers a variety of group swimming lessons, free with a family membership, to accommodate all children and abilities. Classes start at 6 months of age in the Parent Tot class and at 34 months children can go to our Preschool Stage B class, which is a weaning class for them to be able to come in the pool on their own with a teacher.

If group swimming lessons don’t seem to work for you we also offer Private lessons for an additonal cost. Private lessons are available to everyone, these are one on one lessons with an instructor.  Family members do have the best rate of $22 per half hour. Please contact Kara Schuh for availability at kschuh@sheboygancountyymca.org

For our adult members we offer a variety of pool activities. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am-9:00am we have water aerobics in our lap swimming pool. If water aerobics isn’t for you, another option is lap swimming, we offer over 70 hours a week for adult lap swimming.  For those who swam competitively we have a masters group that swims Monday’s , Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 6:00am to 6:45am. Keep in mind adults who like to keep track of their swimming miles can be added to our Swim for your life program.  Let the lifeguards know your laps and they will keep track for you in our book, once you hit 50 miles you make the swim for your life board.

About the Pools

Verhulst Pool is a 6 lane 25 meter pool kept at 81 degrees.  

Garton Pool is an instructional pool 2 ½ to 3 ½ feet deep & kept at 89 degrees.