YMCA of Greater St. Louis


YMCA of Greater St. Louis


AQUATICS DIRECTOR, Chrissy Calentine (314)849-4668, ext. 272

WATER FITNESS CLASSES, Diane Summers (314)849-4668, ext. 247

We offer Swimming Birthday Parties!  Click here for more info!


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 Schedule page or visit online registration page & click "Browse for Classes"!

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

To register for private lessons, contact Chrissy Calentine at (314)849-4668, ext. 272


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!

For more information on specific class descriptions and the days/times offered, visit our Schedules page or the online registration page!