Reservations are required for independent workouts. ReserveOur Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.


Lap swim (for ages 12+), open swim, family swim (Johnstown Y) and wading pool (Longmont Y) are available by reservation only.


Water exercise classes are available by reservation only.


Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.

Need one-on-one instruction to help you or your child get pool confident and water safe? Want to improve your stroke technique to make swimming a part of your wellness routine? Do your kids need more focused attention from an instructor? We get it! Private and semi-private swim lessons are a great way to see definitive progress in your swimming skill and confidence. Available in 30 minute and 45 minute sessions. For all abilities, ages 3+.

The Aquatics Department will contact you after you register your preferences online or at the welcome desk. Lessons are scheduled based on the availability of instructors. Please understand that we may not have an instructor available during your preferences. The process to match participant and instructor availability and schedule lessons may take up to two weeks. Price is per person. The Y does not match semi-private participants. You must have another person to take semi-private lessons with.

PLEASE NOTE: Swim Starters as well as Preschool and School Age lessons under level 4 will resume in February. Private and semi-private lessons under level 4 will resume January 18. To ensure proper social distancing, parents are required to participate in lessons under level 4. Swimmers and parents stay in the water. The instructor will remain on the pool deck. Each parent will help the instructor with their child’s body position in the water to eliminate physical contact with non-family members.

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The YMCA of Northern Colorado is part of the USA Swimming Foundation which strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to start their own journey to be safer in, on and around the water. 

USA Swimming Foundation

Swim Lesson Coordinator

303-443-4474 ext. 2501
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