SWIMMING & AQUATICS PROGRAMS

Enjoy summer fun with the family and beat the heat with the YMCA at our Indoor Pool! 

 

All Aquatic Programs will take place at the Duneland YMCA Healthy Living Campus (Former Chesterton Middle School), 651 W Morgan Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304. Please use the Porter Avenue entrance. The 2024 Summer Season will be June 3rd through August 2nd.

SWIM LESSONS

AT THE Y, WE BELIEVE THE ABILITY TO SWIM IS A CRITICAL LIFE SKILL

The goal of the YMCA’s Aquatics Department is to provide a positive aquatic experience. We help build self-esteem through accomplishments, develop an awareness of safety through the practice of skills, and instill the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. All of the programs are progressive, building upon basic skills and progressing toward mastery of techniques, and eventually toward other aspects of aquatics and the potential for lifelong involvements in aquatic programs.

Summer Swim Lesson Sessions will run June 3rd to August 2nd at Duneland YMCA Healthy Living Campus (Former Chesterton Middle School). Register Now or call (219) 926-4204.

Private Swim Lessons

It’s the YMCA’s philosophy that most people learn better in a group setting. However, sometimes individual attention is needed. Private lessons are available by appointment only! To register for Private Swim Lessons, contact Kelley Keating at [email protected].

WATER AEROBICS

DIVE INTO FITNESS

Cool down and tone up with our invigorating water aerobics class! This low-impact, full-body workout is perfect for all ages and abilities, whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned athlete. Join our certified instructors in the pool for a fun and challenging workout. Greater mobility, reduced pain and fatigue, increased muscle strength and enhanced sleep quality are just a few of the benefits of a regular fitness workout in the pool. This class uses low intensity exercises with use of noodles and barbells. The focus is on cardiovascular fitness, overall strengthening, toning and range of motion.

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES

Ages 6-36 months

Our parent/child swim lessons will increase your child’s self-confidence. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness.

PRESCHOOL

Ages 3–5

In this program, young children learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, and grab.

SCHOOL-AGE

Ages 5-12

In the school-age swim program, having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke techniques

On the first day of class, instructors will determine the starting “stage” for your child, and place them into the appropriate lesson group. From there, children progress at their own pace through the six school age stages.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

A private swim lesson is a one-on-one session between the student and a certified swim instructor. Private lessons include 4, 30 minute lessons.

Private swim lessons can begin at any time, if we have an available instructor. Interested in Private Swim Lessons?

Have Questions? We're here to help!

For questions, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (219) 926-4204

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Instead of opening our outdoor pool this summer, we will use the indoor pool at our Duneland YMCA Healthy Living Campus, formerly known as Chesterton Middle School, to host swim lessons and aquatic programs.

A: A number of different factors played into our decision to not open our outdoor pool this summer and while we understand this is disappointing we hope that you’ll join us at our indoor pool this summer.

The cost of swimming lessons depends on the student’s YMCA membership status. Private and semi-private swimming lessons are offered at a different rate.

Member Costs:

  • $45

Non-Member Costs:

  • $90

You can register online or at the welcome center. For private swim lessons, contact Kelley Keating at [email protected].