Swim Strokes Swim Lessons

Having mastered the fundamentals, students in our Swim Strokes Swim Lessons learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits.

Stage Descriptions
  • 4 / Stroke Introduction – Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
  • 5 / Stroke Development – Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
  • 6 / Stroke Mechanics – Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.​

If you have a question about what level to choose for your child, check out the chart below.


Swim Lessons are held twice a week on weekday evenings for three weeks or for four Saturday mornings. You can choose Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday nights. On Saturday mornings, Stages 4-6 have lessons at the same time. We will divide the kids into appropriate groups on the first day of lessons. Weekday lessons are divided by stages. Evening lessons are 30 minutes and morning lessons are 45 minutes. Session dates are listed below:


  • April 5-27, 2024
  • May 4 – June 1, 2024 (skip 5/25)

Spring Lesson Times

  • Monday/Wednesday evenings: Stages 4-6 from 7-7:30pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday evenings: Stages 4-6 from 7-7:30pm
  • Saturday mornings: Stages 4-6 from 10:45-11:30am

Summer Swim Lessons are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. In some sessions you can choose morning or evening lessons. Others are just evenings. Summer lessons are 30 minutes each day and are divided by stages. Session dates are listed below:


  • May 28 – June 6, 2024 (PM only)
  • June 11-20, 2024
  • June 25 – July 3, 2024 (AM lessons at Carlisle Community Pool)
  • July 9-18, 2024 (AM lessons at Carlisle Community Pool)
  • July 23 – August 1, 2024 (AM lessons at Carlisle Community Pool)
  • August 6-15, 2024

Summer Lesson Times

  • Stages 4-6: Tues / Wed / Thurs from 10:30-11am OR 6:30-7pm

Please note: The child taking lessons must be a member to receive the member rate.

Ages: 3 years old and up

Member Fee: $50

Non-Member Fee: $80

Location: Carlisle Family YMCA Indoor Pool

Sessions: See above


Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 9pm

7am – 5pm

10am – 4pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8pm

7am – 3pm

10am – 3pm