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The Lock Haven Area YMCA offers a wide range of swimming lessons, classes, and aquatics programs for all ages.  Membership at the YMCA includes use of the pool during open swimming and lap swimming times at no additional cost.  



What Is The YMCA’s Safety Around Water Program?

Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water. Session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Session Dates:

Session 1:     June 11th - June 21st M/T/W/TH

Session 2:     July 9th - July 19th M/T/W/TH

Time:              Grades k-2           4 - 4:30 PM

                      Grades 3-5           4:35 - 5:05 PM

Fee:                $20 per child, $15 second sibling

 Safety Around Water Flyer and Registration


Y Swim Lesson curriculum is based on a continuum that focuses on a skill-based progression that builds confidence and supports swimming skills. There are three phases within the continuum, beginning with Swim Starters (children 6-36 months), then Swim Basics (children ages 3-12 years) and Swim Strokes (school-ages children 5-12 years). Each phase is broken into specific stages that are designed specifically for that age group on a cognitive and social ability.

Program enhancements include:ease at time of registration, improved curriculum focusing on skills-based instruction with an emphasis on personal safety, tools and resources to support families at home.

Small instructor-to-student ratios

Swim Starters (6-36 months) 1:4

Swim Basics (3-12 years) 1:4

Swim Strokes (5-12 years) 1:6

Session Dates: 

Summer:     Saturday, June 2nd - June 30th Stage A and Stage B swim lesson's only

 Stage A and Stage B Flyer

Fall:   All stages starting in September, registration will open July 30, 2018.

SWIM STATERS:  Parent/Child Classes *30 Minute Classes


Stage A introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Saturday's 9-9:30 AM


In Stage B, parents work with their children to learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Saturday's 9:35-10:05 AM

Weekday's 6:10 PM - 6:40 PM

SWIM BASICS: Preschool & Youth *30 Mintute Classes


Sudents develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit the pool.


Sudents focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.


Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.     

Preschool Times:

Saturday's 10:10-10:40 AM

Weekday's 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Youth Times:

Saturday's 10:45-11:15 AM

Weekday's 5:35 PM - 6:05 PM

SWIM STROKES: Youth * 40 Minute Classes


Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water.


Students are introduced to breaststroke, butterfly, and sidestroke.


Students focus on stroke technique on all major competitive strokes.

Youth Times:

Saturday's 11:20 AM - Noon

Weekday's 6:10 PM - 6:50 PM

Swim Lesson Selector Guide

*Adult lessons are availble upon request.

PRIVATE LESSONS may be scheduled by contacting Aquatics Director, Mandy Darby, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Private/Semi Private Swim Lessons Rates and Registration Form



Winter Swim Team

Open to all youth 5-18 years of age who are able to swim one length of the pool (25  yards) with a recognizable swimming stroke.  Our program is designed to teach the fundamentals and advanced levels of competitive swimming.  We strive to develop a sense of team spirit, sportsmanship, fair play, and fitness habits that will last a lifetime. The Lock Haven YMCA Loggerheads season runs from October to March.  

Summer Swim Team

The Lock Haven Area YMCA's summer swim team competes in the Greater Susquehanna Valley Swim Association League - GSVAL. The team is open to all youth swimmers 5-18 years old, members and nonmembers. Swimmers must be able to able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Seasoon runs from June 4th - July 28th.

Practice Schedule at LHU: June 4th - June 22nd, Monday - Friday
8 and Under 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
9 and Over 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

After June 22nd, practice location changes. Please stay tuned for updates.

Summer Flyer

Summer Swim Team Registration  

Parent & Swimmer Handbook

Swim Team Website:


At the Y, we provide the opportunity to learn diving techniques, equipment, usage, as well as explore life underwater through our Scuba programs. The Lock Haven YMCA and Sunken Treasure SCUBA Center is offering scuba classes that will teach you the necessary skills to become an open water certified SCUBA diver. The course consists of six (6) classes at the Lock Haven Area YMCA Pool: an additional four (4) open water (non pool) training dives are required for certification. Must be able to swim, must be at least 12 years of age or  older (those under 18 must be  accompanied by a parent), class is limited to 8 students.


Lifeguard Certification Course is designed to give particpants the skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticpate, and prevent problems and to take action to help those in need. Paraticpants must pass a swim test on the first day of class inorder to remain registered. 100% class attendance and particiaption! 15 years of age or older may become certified.

February 5th - 10th  
March 12th - 17th  
April 2nd - 7th  
May 7th - 12th  
TIME: Monday's 6 PM - 8 PM Tuesday - Friday's 5 PM - 9 PM Saturday's 8 AM- 5 PM
YMCA Member's  Non-member's
$180 $210

Recerticification Class

Sunday, March 11th 1 PM - 6 PM
Sunday, April 8th 1 PM - 6 PM
YMCA Member's Non-member's
$60 $80


We offer a variety of classes to accommodate your fitness needs, from easing arthritis and fibromyalgia pain to full-body workouts. 

AquasizeM/W 7 p.m.

This high-intensity class combines a cardiovascular and muscle workout using water resistance to build strength and tone muscles. Participants will burn major calories with this challenging workout.

Twinges in the Hinges (traditional)M/T/Th 9 a.m.

If you  are looking for a gentle, low-impact workout or you suffer from arthritis pain, an injury, or soreness from fibromyalgia, this class is for you!  These pool workouts are developed to help you build cardiovascular and muscle endurance while stretching the muscles and working the joints. 

Twinges in the Hinges (dynamic)M/W/F 1 p.m.

This class applies the same principles as the traditional Twinges class but with a workout that changes in nearly every class.  The dynamic class is higher in intensity than the traditional class but will feel like a lower intensity water aerobics class.