YMCA of Greater St. Louis


YMCA of Greater St. Louis



If Lightning activity is with in 6 miles of our facility, the pool and shower areas will close for 30 minutes from the last sighting. If this time overlaps a planned program time, every attempt will be made to contact participants but advance notice of cancellation is not guaranteed.

Youth Swim Lessons

“America’s #1 swim lesson provider”
YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century.  National YMCA Aquatics programs are designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports & games, rescue and personal growth skills to children. Our program is divided by age and by skill levels. Advancing to the next level is dependent on the child's completion of required skills. Children learn at their own pace. Session length does not guarantee that all children will advance to the next level. All instructors are trained to work with children. A minimum number of students must be registered for the class to take place. Early registration is encouraged.



You’re never too young or old to learn how to swim!  The YMCA offers several levels of swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult!
Parent/Child Lessons: ages 6 months to 36 months
  Levels offered: SKIPS
Preschool Lessons: ages 3 years to 5 years
  Levels Offered: Pike, Pike Plus, Eel, Ray, Starfish
School Age Lessons: ages 6 years and up
  Levels Offered: Polliwog, Polliwog Plus, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, Shark
Adult Lessons:
 Levels Offered: Adult - Level 1, Adult - Level II
For more information on class descriptions or days/time, visit our online registration page & click "Browse for Classes"!

Ages 4 through adult. Receive six 30-minute lessons per session.

Ages 4 through adult. Two participants receive six 30-minute lessons per session.
Must have a swim partner selected when registering.

To register for private lessons, download this form and return it with payment to the Service Center! 

Sailfish Swim Team

Ages 5 & up who can swim 25 yards or one pool length. A fun way to improve stroke technique, speed & endurance! Sailfish Swim Team is a joint venture between the Kirkwood-Webster Y, Mid County Y & South County Y's.  For more information, click here to visit the Sailfish Swim Team Page!

Water Exercise

The YMCA offers a wide variety of water exercise classes for all fitness levels. Classes focus on cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and toning, and flexibility. The YMCA even partners with the Arthritis Foundation to offer water classes for those with arthritis or joint problems. Whether you are a walker or a runner, we even have water classes specifically geared for you!

Click here for a schedule of class days and times!

To register for your favorite class, visit our online registration page!

Master Swim


Multi-level workouts for those with intermediate or advanced swimming skills. Receive stroke critique and development from a talented swim coach and increase your endurance.

Starts June 3rd at the Kirkwood Y

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 7-8:30pm, (come late or leave early, work outs are flexible)

FEES: $89 • Program members: $81 • Full Member: $38

Phillip J. Bruno II
314.965-9622 ext. 229