Aquatics

Dive Into Aquatics

Few things are more inviting than a bright blue, sparkling pool. And at the Y of Central Florida, we have 26 of them ready for year-round swim lessons, water fitness, family fun, competitive swimming and more.

From our two Olympic-size pools and new diving platforms at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center to our five Easy Access Pools that provide dignity and mobility, all Y pools are beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities that welcome people of all ages and abilities.

So whether you’re a parent looking to launch a competitive swimmer who wants to improve their stroke or just working to stay fit and socially connected, the Y has a pool, program or lesson for you.

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Safe Start

Safe Start and Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) are the leading behavioral-based approach to swimming lessons, using techniques that are developmentally appropriate for your child.  Non walking infants will be taught to roll on to their back to float, rest and breathe while children that are walking will be taught to use a swim-float-swim sequence to reach safety.

Swim Lessons

Swimming is an important skill to have, especially here in Florida. Have fun, get some exercise and improve your overall swimming skills at the Y! Our certified swim instructors will help you develop the swimming skills and endurance you need in a safe and nurturing environment.

Drowning Prevention

At the YMCA of Central Florida, we know that swimming is a life skill every child must learn to stay safe, secure and enjoy the water.

Aquatic Sports

Aquatic sports are the perfect way for you to stay healthy while having fun. Whether you like to swim, dive or dance in the water, the YMCA of Central Florida has a program for you. Most of our teams allow you to decide whether you would like to compete or participate recreationally. Come make a splash at the Y!

Training & Certifications

Our Ys make it convenient to fuel your interest. We offer camps and certification programs to allow you to expand your knowledge in the field. Whether you simply want to learn more or require the certification to pursue a job, get certified at the Y.

Important Water Safety Tips

Wear a Life Jacket

If you or a family member is a weak or non-swimmer, wear a life vest. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about and many facilities provide them at no charge. 

Watch Out For Dangerous “Toos”

Don’t get too tired, too cold, too far from safety, exposed to too much sun or experience too much strenuous activity.

Use Sunscreen

Apply sunscreen on all exposed skin to ensure maximum skin protection. Hats, visors and shirts are recommended to prevent overexposure.

Follow Age & Height Instructions

Restrictions apply to many rides in a water park. Size and coordination is critical to safety inside open water flumes.

Look For Lifeguards

It is always best to swim in an area supervised by lifeguards, but remember, lifeguards are the last line of defense when all other layers of protection fail.

Note the Weather

Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first indication of bad weather.

Keep Toddlers In Shallow Play Areas

Zero-depth entry pools have water games, sprays and fountains with no appreciable water depth.

Notice Health Restrictions

Guests with neck or back problems, heart conditions, prevalence towards motion sickness or pregnancy may not ride high speed or rapid-descent rides.